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Capt. Sub was launched in 1972 from Kent St. in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Styles have changed over the years, but it’s always been our desire to serve great tasting subs. In 2002 Capt. Sub received a refit – a new look and a new menu, featuring oven toasted subs. Everyone agrees that our crew are ‘The Toast Masters’.

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Opportunities

Capt. Submarine has many available opportunities throughout Atlantic Canada. Click on a province to see existing available locations or locations where a new location is available.

Existing Locations For Resale

There are no existing locations for resale.

Available Areas For New Development

Owning a Cap. Submarine XPRESS License Concept

Just what is it like being your own Captain and owning a Capt. Submarine XPRESS License Concept? Click on a category below for more information.

Discover Why Toasted Tastes Great!!!

The Capt. Submarine system is a concept created to provide a distinctive and unique product. A state of the art convection microwave oven ensures every toasted sub delivers the same high quality level of taste and quality consistently, fresh baked bread, substantial toppings and high quality meats and cheese combine to create a delicious and savoury sub like no other.
Join our crew today. Be part of the winning Capt. Submarine fleet of restaurants. This is a great opportunity to break away and be your own boss with your own Capt. Submarine license concept.

Start-up Costs

 Cost
Equipment (new)$29,565
Signage$8,000
*Leaseholds$9,800
Pre-Opening$6,500
Yearly License Fee$1,000
Total Investment$54,865

Used/existing suitable equipment can be utilized to reduce setup costs.

Equipment/Signage Financing Available via 3rd party

* Based on typical location, cost may vary by location. Prices subject to change without notice.
** Finance rate is based on credit history and length of time in business.
Operational profit and returns will vary due to a range of factors. We will be pleased to discuss the potential for your location. The success or failure of any business depends on many factors such as sales, management skills, and the ability to control costs. There are no guarantees as to whether these results will be achieved. Grinner’s Food Systems Limited recommends that you consult with an independent lawyer and accountant before making financial decisions.

Training/Support

Grinner’s will be with you all the way. We offer setup support and staff training to get you going and ongoing support including marketing support and no charge promotional materials!

Location Requirements

Grinner’s will help you locate an ideal spot
Requirements

  • Have an existing convenience store, restaurant or business that meets the requirements
  • Have as little as 70 sq. ft. of available space
  • Minimum of 8 ft of available counter space
  • Have additional space for cold, frozen or dry storage

Steps to becoming a Capt. Submarine Owner

Ready to set sail? Here are the steps to get started.

Step 1

Contact us – You can email us at info@grinners.ca or call 1-800-565-4389. Let us know which area you are interested in opening your Capt. Submarine XPRESS License Concept.

Step 2

Application – Complete our application online or one of our Development Department representatives can email you a copy. There is no commitment or deposit required but this will simply let us know a little about you and whether you potentially could become a Capt. Submarine XPRESS Licensee.

Step 3

Learn More – Speak with a Development Department representative regarding our assistance in training and ongoing support for new Licensees.

Step 4

Due Diligence – Review our benefits, requirements, estimated investment Document and License Agreement with your legal/financial council to ensure you understand your rights. Connect with current or past License owners.

Step 5

Site Selection – Review our site selection criteria and discuss potential locations with our Development Department.

Step 6

Breakeven Analysis and Financing – We will prepare for you a Breakeven Analysis based on a site/floorplan that we agree on, estimated start-up costs, our Capt. Submarine XPRESS Average Performance costs and XPRESS chain average sales. This is prepared so that it can become part of your Business Plan when you search for financing with your financial institution of your choice. Used/existing suitable equipment can be utilized to reduce setup costs.

Step 7

Approval Process – Once step 6 is completed then the application, location, site/floorplan, estimated start-up costs, financing and breakeven analysis will be reviewed by our Development Department management team.

A decision as to whether you will be granted a Capt. Submarine XPRESS License Concept will be made a short time after the meeting is held.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Capt Submarine?
Why Capt Submarine?

The Capt. Submarine system is a concept created to provide a distinctive and unique product. A convection microwave oven ensures every toasted sub delivers the same high quality level of taste and quality consistently, fresh baked bread, substantial toppings and high quality meats and cheese combine to create a delicious and savoury sub like no other. Join our crew today. Be part of the winning Capt. Submarine fleet of restaurants. This is a great opportunity to break away and be your own boss with your own Capt. Submarine license concept.

What Are the Benefits?
What Are the Benefits?

Capt. Submarine is a strong, well known brand, proudly #2 in Atlantic Canada. We offer a simple proven system.
Additionally we offer:

  • Marketing support – no charge promotional materials
  • Add traffic to your business
  • Add labour efficiencies to your existing business
  • Low startup investment for a brand license.
Will Grinner's Help Me be Successful?
Will Grinner's Help Me be Successful?

We offer ongoing marketing and advertising support, we are a leader in marketing with Facebook and Twitter presence, with innovative products like unique bread flavour choices, flatbread, donair, steak and donair and much more!

What do Customers think?
What do Customers think?

Independent researchers compared Capt. Submarine with a leading competitor and 74% prefer Capt Sub! Capt. Sub outscored the competition in taste, quality and freshness. Let your toast buds decide!