Submarine House Bar & Grill

  • 7850 LLC Advertising
7850 North Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415
  • (937) 219-4456

The Submarine House, built in Dayton in 1973, was the first to introduce the East Coast Cheesesteak to Ohio. Today, we serve everyone’s favorite sandwich in a Bar & Grill environment, setting us apart from the crowd of pizza and wing places. Submarine House Bar & Grills offer customers a full menu featuring numerous cheesesteak options, salads, oven toasted deli subs, appetizers, desserts, and more! While we offer a variety of options, we’re known for our 16” subs, with “The Works”, surpassing those 12” subs. The franchise generates more revenue from additional sources, including our full bar service with a wide array of mixed drinks, beers, and wines. The fast-casual environment with large screen televisions, game consoles, Keno and live music - making this original restaurant a new classic. We were even voted Best Submarine Sandwich on in 2011 and 2012.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1973

Franchising Since: 1996

Operating Units

Franchised Units 8 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 8 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 8 100.0% In 1 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 8 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators 1
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators 2

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Ohio 8

Registered in the following Registration States

(not registered in any registration states)

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 3
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No
Marketing Materials Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Television Ads
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter N/A
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline N/A


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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $500K
Cash Investment $150K
Total Investment $450-825K
Average Total Investment $637K


Initial Franchise Fee $40K
Average Franchise Fee $40K
On-Going Royalty 4.5%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2.5%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 5-10
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 20-30
Space Needs (in square feet) 3,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 4
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 3-5
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 2
USA Yes, Ohio
Canada No
Overseas No
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