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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$351K - $760K
Units as of 2023
102 Increase 32.5% over 3 years

PrimoHoagies prides itself on providing nothing short of the best premium hoagies. PrimoHoagies, based in Westville, New Jersey, was founded in 2002 and started franchising the same year. Since its inception, the company has expanded across several states. 

Recently, PrimoHoagies introduced new products, partnered with delivery service providers, and offered a customer loyalty program in an effort to stay ahead of the game and continue to be competitive in the hoagie market.

Why You May Want to Start a PrimoHoagies Franchise

PrimoHoagies offers franchisees the opportunity to run an exciting business. The company boasts of producing subs that are made from high-quality meat and with fresh, healthy ingredients. Through long-tenured employees, the company maintains originality and consistency of quality. These values have played a massive role in making PrimoHoagies one of the country's most well-known franchise deli opportunities.

Franchisees at PrimoHoagies also benefit from being backed by a nationally trusted and recognized brand. This has helped many franchisees grow even in the smallest of communities. Having unique and well-received products helps franchisees create an ever-growing and loyal clientele.

What Might Make a PrimoHoagies Franchise a Good Choice?

One way to assess an investment's quality isn't by its price, but by the value and resources that come with it. With a franchise investment, franchisees get access to an extensive training program, project development, and real estate support, as well as operational support. At PrimoHoagies, franchisees are not said to work for the company. Instead, they work together with the management team to reward everyone.

PrimoHoagies has an initial franchise fee which is due immediately after signing the franchise agreement. This fee gets you a license to operate your sandwich store under the brand's registered name. In addition, franchisees should be prepared for ongoing fees, including royalty fees, advertising fees, and potential renewal fees. Typically, a term of agreement with PrimoHoagies lasts for 5 years with the option to renew if both you and the franchisor wish to continue the relationship.

The company also offers support with marketing and advertisements. This may include online support, site selection, a franchise intranet platform, as well as help with website development and SEO.

How Do You Start a PrimoHoagies Franchise?

The first step to becoming a franchisee is completing an inquiry form. If interested, PrimoHoagies may reach out to you upon receipt of the request. It is essential to determine if both parties share the same values and goals. They'll give you a franchise application and a Franchise Disclosure Document if they wish to learn more about you. After looking over the paperwork, you can decide if this PrimoHoagies is the best fit for you.

PrimoHoagies will invite you to a discovery day at their headquarters in Westville, New Jersey as your progress through the process of opening a PrimoHoagies franchise. After meeting in person, you can sign a franchise agreement and complete the financial obligations. The next step will be selecting the perfect location for your business and starting construction. While construction is in the works, you can attend the training programs and wait for the grand opening. Before long, your customers will be in hoagie heaven. 

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Company Overview

About PrimoHoagies

Industry Food
Related Categories Submarine Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Founded 1992
Leadership Nicholas Papanier Jr., CEO
Corporate Address 610 Ryan Ave., Bldg. V, #4
Westville, NJ 08093
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2002 (22 years)
# of employees at HQ 42
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia

# of Units 102 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a PrimoHoagies franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$350,500 - $759,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing PrimoHoagies has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 120 hours
Classroom Training 80 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 10-15
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022