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Sandwich University

Sandwich University Franchise

Sandwich University® is the first ever Fat Sandwich franchise. Fat Sandwiches were created in 1980 at the famous "grease trucks" of Rutgers University. Sandwich U opened in 2005 to recreate the experience for students of West Virginia University and quickly became known as King of the Fat Sandwich®. Now that our over-the-top sandwiches have been nationally recognized, our systems perfected, and our menu refined - we are offering franchise opportunities nationwide.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$128,200 - $349,000
Franchise fee
5.0% - 8.0%
Franchising Since

Own a Sandwich University Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • One-of-a-kind sandwich specialty franchise featuring a variety of “over-the-top” sandwiches
  • Features hand-made burgers, pitas, grinders and a large range of side items from fries to wings
  • Sandwich University if the self-described “King of the Fat Sandwich”
  • Caters to local students with emphasis on locations in student-heavy areas and late-night hours

How does it make money?

  • In-store sales of a large range of fast-food menu items
  • Sandwich U. also offers a full array of catering options and services

Who is it for?

  • Sandwich lovers to who appreciate a satisfying, delicious sandwich-based meal
  • Franchisees who enjoy a bustling business atmosphere with lots of young student customers

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Open and oversee operation of a trendy, student-oriented fast-food sandwich franchise
  • Interact with customers to help cultivate an engaged, loyal customer base
  • Hire food service and management personnel as necessary
  • Aggressively promote the Sandwich U. brand to local community, especially students


Sandwich University® 

An emerging Franchise with our first franchisee location under development!

Our Story

Established in 2005, Sandwich University® is a staple for West Virginia University students and other residents of Morgantown. We serve over-the-top sandwiches that are everyone's late-night fantasy. Chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, french fries ... you name it ... all on a fresh sub roll. We call them Fat Sandwiches and although there are some copy cats out there, we truly are and always will be King of the Fat Sandwich®.

George Tanios, owner and founder of Sandwich University®, was born into the restaurant and food truck business. His parents opened their first restaurant when they moved to America in 1980. George was inspired by his uncle who invented the Fat Sandwich at his famous "grease truck" called RU Hungry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

When one of our Fat Sandwiches won #1 Sandwich in the Country by Maxim Magazine, George knew it was time to branch out on his own. With his uncle's blessing, George sold his business and home in NJ and moved to Morgantown to open the first Sandwich University®.

One of George's first customers was Chris Neild. Chris played football for WVU and later went on to play Defensive Lineman for the NFL's Washington Redskins. He must have missed our Fat Sandwiches so much that he recently partnered with George to take Sandwich University® to the next level. With his help, we are now offering franchises nationwide.

What We Do

Our Fat Sandwiches are what we are famous for, but we also serve a variety of other delicious foods such as hand-made burgers, pitas, rice bowls, Halal meats, and more. All of our food is made to order with the highest quality ingredients. We don't believe in taking shortcuts and we use only premium products such as Amaroso rolls from Philly, a 40 year old family falafel recipe, and house made sauces.

Sandwich University® has taken over the late-night food scene in Morgantown and plans to do the same in cities across the country. Our menu and our systems have been perfected. We use cutting edge technology for our online ordering and POS system. We even have partnerships with university sports programs and SODEXO foods to help promote our product at football and basketball games.

Sandwich University® is offering two types of franchises - a Store Front or a Food Truck. We are looking for young entrepreneurs who are in touch with the millennial demographic and don't mind staying open late. We are sensitive to the differences of each market, but late-night is where we dominate.

Restaurant or management experience is preferred, but not required. Professionalism and great customer service is a must. Our operation is a well-oiled machine and we can teach it to anyone. More importantly, we are looking for individuals that share our passion for food, have a desire to learn, and have a drive to succeed. We can't teach you how to work hard, but we can certainly teach you the rest.

*You must have access to at least $100,000 in liquid capital to be considered for this franchise opportunity. Qualified applicant's only please.

Big Congratulations to our newest franchisee in Athens, GA - under development now!


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