Countries with highest number of Subway Restaurants

Which are the countries with the highest number of Subway restaurants?

Subway was founded in 1965 and has grown into the world's largest fast food brand (largest submarine sandwich chain) based upon the number of restaurants operational worldwide. The highest number of Subway restaurants are operational in the United States. More than a half of the total Subway restaurants are in the US. Another notable thing about Subway restaurant chain which primarily sells sandwiches is that the company does not own any of its restaurants. The chain is run wholly by its franchisees. Around 20,000 franchisees from around the world own and run the Subway restaurants.

The number of Subway restaurants operational worldwide has reduced since the pandemic and as of April 2022, there are 36,900 Subway locations in 104 countries.

Take a look at the table below to learn about the leading markets of Subway with the highest number of restaurants in 2022.

Market#Restaurants
United States21,068
Canada2,947
United Kingdom2,202
Brazil1,624
Australia1,223
Mexico777
Germany649
India 621
China413
Russia450
France385
South Korea484
Malaysia270
NewZealand244
Colombia239
Saudi Arabia206
Japan190
Netherlands190
Finland186
Chile182
Poland174
Sweden164
Ireland138
Thailand 125
Singapore124
UAE122
Taiwan120
Pakistan99
El Salvador84
Turkey76
Panama70
Guatemala69
Argentina66
Costa Rica65
Switzerland55
Spain53

Top five markets of Subway 

The leading five markets of Subway include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia.  United States is the largest market with the highest number of Subway restaurants. Total number of Subway restaurants in 2019 in the US was 23,867 and fell to 21,068 in 2022. Canada is the second largest market of Subway based upon the number of restaurants. In 2019, Canada had 3,127 Subway restaurants and the number fell to 2,947 in 2022. United Kingdom had 2,427 restaurants in 2021 but their number was down to 2,202 in 2022. Brazil and Australia had 1,869 and 1,305 restaurants respectively in 2019, but their numbers have come down to 1,624 and 1,223 respectively in 2022.