Number of Subway restaurants worldwide 2011-2019

How many Subway establishments are there in the world?

Global quick service restaurant Subway accounted for 41,600 stores worldwide in 2019, down from a total of 42,431 restaurants in the previous year.

A drop in units

This global drop in units is also reflected in the chains home nation. In 2018, Subway had 24,798 restaurants based in the U.S., this was 1,110 less than it had the previous year. It is the lowest number of units the chain has accounted for since 2011. The company's plan in recent years has been to close, relocate, or remodel their locations in the hopes that this will result in fewer, but more profitable restaurants. Whether this will be the case remains uncertain as there has also been a drop in Subway’s U.S. sales. The QSR chain generated around 10.41 billion U.S. dollars in sales in 2018 in the United States alone. Nonetheless, Subway was still one of the most valuable fast food brands worldwide in 2018 with a brand value of over 18 and a half million U.S. dollars.

Do consumers go to Subway?

Regardless of its recent droop, the sandwich chain still enjoys popularity among Americans after its conception in 1965. A survey conducted in 2018 stated that over 36 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated that they had visited Subway in the past three months.

Number of Subway stores worldwide from 2011 to 2019

Number of stores
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

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