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Regional Developer Program

For the first time in 50 years, the West Coast’s favorite sub shop is expanding nationwide, offering the highly desired Regional Developer Model.

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Program Overview

What is the Port of Subs Regional Developer Program?

The Regional Developer Program is a unique franchise ownership offering that allows investors and operators to secure exclusive regions for franchise development. Through a robust partnership, regional developers act as self-sufficient local extensions of the corporate team, driving unit growth, conducting new franchisee training, and providing ongoing support within their territory. Regional Developers benefit from a share of royalties from franchise units in their designated territory for the initial agreement term (10 years + 10-year renewal), as well as a percentage of upfront franchise fees. This model, proven successful by some of the largest franchise brands for rapid national expansion, is available for a limited time until all major regions are sold. Port of Subs introduced the Regional Developer model in late 2023, and it has been highly successful since its inception. Inquire today to learn about the available markets!

    Minimum Financial Requirements:

    • $500k Net Worth
    • $300k In Liquid Funds
    • 700+ Credit Score

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    Why Choose Port of Subs?

    Port of Subs has an efficient, scalable, and proven business model

    Port of Subs boasts a rich history spanning over 50 years, with a legacy of serving fresh, high-quality sandwiches to communities across the West Coast. Under the new leadership of Dave Liniger, co-founder of RE/MAX, we’re now expanding nationwide, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to capitalize on our brand’s reputation and success. Over the past 5 decades, we have perfected the introduction of Port of Subs into new markets and we are ready to support you as you launch our time-tested brand into your own new market. 

    Dave Liniger is a renowned entrepreneur and visionary leader who co-founded RE/MAX, one of the top five franchisors internationally.  With over 9,000 franchisees in 108+ countries, Dave is an expert owner and investor, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to lead the Port of Subs franchise leadership team. 

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    Our Recipe for Success

    Port of Subs has an efficient, scalable, and proven business model

    Operations Advantage

    Port of Subs has a legacy of 50+ years of operational excellence!

    • Established brand repeatedly featured in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500
    • We offer a fresh variety of subs, salads and wraps made with proprietary recipes and premium ingredients
    • Restaurants are designed with 2+ make lines to accommodate the rapidly increasing demand for digital orders

    Omni-Channel Approach to Ordering


    About Us

    Slicing Fresh Since 1972

    As your neighborhood sandwich shop, Port of Subs has been bringing people together since 1972. Our story began when two brothers from New Jersey opened a modest submarine shop in Sparks, Nevada, known as the “Sub Shop”. Yet, it was John Larsen and his family who recognized the potential and gained full ownership in 1975. Determined to set themselves apart from imitators, they launched a community-wide contest to find a new name. After reviewing over 10,000 entries, the name “Port of Subs” emerged as the clear choice. nIn 1985, we embraced the franchise model to meet consumer demand.

    Today, Port of Subs stands tall as a leading franchising company in the quick-service restaurant industry. In 2023, Port of Subs caught the attention of Area 15 Ventures, a distinguished investment firm led by Dave Liniger, the co-founder and former CEO of RE/MAX. Drawing from our rich legacy, core values, and rock-solid business model, Liniger and his team are bringing their franchise expertise to fuel accelerated growth and rapid expansion of the brand. As we ride the wave of success, we’ll bring the unique taste of Port of Subs to more neighborhoods than ever before.


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