Business opportunities available in franchise ownership of Tubby’s Submarine

Considering the longevity of Tubby’s Submarine Shops, it’s easy to see why local business people are eager to become Tubby’s franchise owners. The sub shop arena has a variety of sandwich shops available, but as Tubby’s advertising logo states, “There’s just no substitute than Tubby’s submarines.” The old adage holds true, as there really are no other sandwiches like the variety of subs at Tubby’s Sub Shops, which are signature to its success. The sub shop owner started out in Michigan in 1968, ventured out to different states over the years, but ultimately felt the need to keep the shops in Michigan where he’s had most of his success. With more than 70 stores in and around Michigan, franchising definitely offers potential opportunities for businesspersons and Tubby’s alike. Take the time to check out one of the many Tubby’s Sub Shop stores in your area and see why franchising with Tubby’s would be a great business venture.

Learn how to join the Tubby’s team and become a franchise owner

The steps to take on franchising opportunities at Tubby’s are simple. The first objective is to fill out a Franchise Application and send it the Tubby’s Corporate Office in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Once reviewed and a credit check conducted, a Tubby’s representative will contact the potential franchiser within 48 business hours regarding qualification. Once qualified, a meeting will be setup at Tubby’ Corporate Offices to gain information necessary such as location, whether a new shop is going to be built or an old one being taken over, and the designated time frame desired. Then, a Uniform Offering Circular document is given for review. The franchiser will pay an initial fee and the Franchise Agreement is ready for signing. The next step is training. The Tubby’s training manager from one of the company stores will set up training. The final steps include attending Discovery Day where you will meet with the corporate departments, education in bookkeeping, financial techniques, grand opening procedures. Assistance is also available for any information necessary to aid in successful business ideas. Tubby’s Sub Shops have been a positive force in business for almost half a century. The opportunity is out there for the eager entrepreneur. Check the Tubby’s Sub Shops website at for more information about potential franchising and business opportunities.

About Tubby’s Grilled Submarines:

A ‘Detroit Original,’ the first Tubby’s Sub Shop was founded in 1968 by Richard Paganes and was grilling subs long before it became a national trend to do so. Headquartered in Roseville, MI., the franchise has since grown to include 62 locations throughout Michigan with more coming in 2017. Over and above all else, Tubby’s has an unsurpassed commitment to quality and the delivery of premium quality grilled submarines on freshly baked homemade bread. Tubby’s menu offers fresh salads, tasty sides, Monster Party subs and other crowd-pleasing catering options, plus at select locations, a new dessert menu featuring Just Baked cupcakes.   To see our full menu, find a store near you, or order on-line, please visit