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Why Lennys Grill & Subs
About Lennys Grill & Subs

Since the first Lennys Grill & Subs opened in 1998 in Memphis, TN, the mission has been simple: to make and serve great food. Known for serving the “World’s Best Philly Cheesesteaks”, Lenny's Grill and Subs has separate themselves in the category with some specific differences:


  • By grilling their subs, in additon to high quality deli sandwiches and salads, Lennys has multiple options for their customers. Check out our menu!


  • With this diverse menu, and offering catering that allows the franchisee to generate business beyond the walls of the store, a Lennys Grill & Subs franchise allows you take advantage of multiple revenue streams.


  • With more than 100 locations today, Lennys Grill & Subs continues to expand throughout the southeast by offering single and multi-unit franchise opportunities while selling the best-tasting all-American subs available.
Lennys Industry Leading Training & Support

At Lennys Grill & Subs, franchisee success is achieved through superior standards for their products, comprehensive new franchisee training, a team of experienced support professionals trained to provide you with guidance as your business grows, and a business model that has continued to evolve since we first opened in 1998.  Lennys franchisee support and services are among the best in the industry and Include:


  • 4 weeks of combined classroom and in-restaurant training
  • Assistance with Site Selection and Construction
  • Restaurant Manager Certification Training for your staff
  • Grand Opening and on-going Marketing support
  • Product Purchasing & Distribution assistance to ensure food quality remains high, and prices remain low 
Investment & Qualifications

The initial franchise fee to open a Lennys Grill & Subs Subs location in the U.S. is $25,000. The investment range can be between $188,216 - $396,146, which includes the initial franchise fee of $25,000. A $5,000 discount is offered to veterans and minorities.

An ideal Lennys Grill & Subs franchise candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Passionate about our brand
  • Commitment to a high quality product and service
  • Comfortable being actively involved in the community
  • Values the franchise model and support
  • Restaurant experience not required
Additionally, Lennys seeks:
  • Prospective franchisees with a net worth of at least $400,000
  • Prospective franchisees with liquid assets of at least $70,000

For more detailed cost information, visit Lennys Grill & Subs.

Why I Bought

With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and love of the food service industry, Brian Allen worked his way up through the ranks. After spending five years as an assistant manager at a local Florida restaurant and another two and a half years working as a service manager at Chili’s, he decided to break into the business for himself.

Allen researched numerous restaurant franchising opportunities before ultimately deciding to open a Lennys Grill & Subs. While he liked the idea of owning and operating a simple sandwich concept, he says he knew the brand was the right fit after trying its best-selling Philly Cheesesteak sub.

“I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to do something, you need to do it right. And that’s exactly what Lennys brings to the table. They go above and beyond when it comes to the quality of their products—Lennys sandwiches are better than any other competing brand out there,” said Allen. “Every sub that we serve is fresh and made-to-order. But that doesn’t mean our customers have to wait a long time to get their food—we aim to have our sandwiches on the table a few minutes after an order is placed.”

Allen’s first Lennys Grill & Subs franchise is now open for business in Cape Coral, Florida. He worked with the brand throughout the entire grand opening process—Lennys’ corporate team offered guidance and support from site selection all the way through to local marketing efforts.

Allen is already seeing success by following Lennys Grill & Subs’ proven business model. “Even though we just opened up in Cape Coral, I’m already looking forward to expanding. My goal is to ultimately have five or six locations across Southwest Florida,” said Allen. “The opportunity for growth is here—there’s a real demand for the top quality sandwiches that Lennys offers across the state. As soon as customers try their first sub, they’re hooked. That’s why I’m confident I’ll experience success as a multi-unit owner.”

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