The execs at the sandwich company are now waiving the $15,000 franchise fee for honourably discharged veterans who would like to open a Subway restaurant on a government or military installation. Additionally, the fee will be cut by 50 per cent for any veteran who chooses to open a Subway at any non-military or non-government location.
“This is our way to honour the brave men and women who have served our country over the years by providing a viable option for their post-military careers,” says Don Fertman, chief development officer for the sandwich chain. “Veterans have put themselves in harm’s way while defending our nation. We cannot thank them enough. This small gesture will make it easier for veterans to adjust to civilian life or help them follow their dream of owning and operating their own business.”