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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

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Owning a Cap. Submarine XPRESS Franchise

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Discover Why Toasted Tastes Great!!!

The Capt. Submarine system is a concept created to provide a distinctive and unique product. A conveyor toaster 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. Sub franchise.

Start-up Costs

 Cost
Equipment (new)$29,565
Signage$8,000
*Leaseholds$9,800
Pre-Opening$6,500
Total Investment$53,865

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

Equipment/Signage Financing Available

* 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

Grinner’s will help you locate an ideal spot for a franchise if you don’t not already have one in mind.

The ideal location has a size of 1200 to 1400 sq.ft. (will consider 800-2000) with a minimum of 20 feet commercial glass front. Parking is important, the idea location has a minimum of 10 customer spaces plus delivery cars & staff.
Infrastructure: To ensure proper utility usage the ideal location must have 400 amp electrical with 80 breakers, Waste removal, HVAC, 1 ½” water lines and 9” sewer lines.

Franchise Agreement Term: 10 years then two 5 year options.

Steps to becoming a Capt. Submarine Owner

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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 conveyor toaster 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. Sub franchise.

What Are the Benefits?
What Are the Benefits?

Capt. Submarine is a strong, well known brand, proudly #2 in Atlantic Canada. We offer local operational support – setup and ongoing.

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!