Subway accepts EBT at select locations in Arizona, California, and Rhode Island. Food assistance recipients who are homeless, elderly, or disabled can use their benefits at participating restaurants.
Does Subway Accept EBT Cards?
Note that Subway can only accept EBT cards for purchases made in the restaurant; Subway’s app cannot accept EBT payments.
We confirmed this information by contacting Subway locations in Arizona, California, and Rhode Island and by viewing each state’s list of approved EBT restaurants.
The RMP allows disabled, homeless, and elderly (age 60 or older) SNAP recipients to use their EBT cards at approved restaurants.
Keep in mind that you must meet at least one of these criteria to use your EBT card at participating Subway locations or other participating restaurants.
If you’re unsure about your eligibility, you can contact your benefits administrator to confirm.
Participating Subway Locations
Arizona’s RMP allows EBT cardholders to use their cards at specific restaurants located in specific cities – not at all Subway restaurants throughout the state.
In total, there are over 100 Subway locations that accept EBT in Arizona.
Select Subway locations in the following cities accept EBT:
- Apache Junction
- Bullhead City
- Camp Verde
- Chino Valley
- El Mirage
- Fort Mohave
- Fountain Hills
- Gila Bend
- Gold Canyon
- Golden Valley
- Green Valley
- Lake Havasu City
- New River
- Prescott Valley
- Queen Creek
- Rio Rico
- San Tan Valley
- Tuba City
For each location’s address and contact information, see Arizona’s participating restaurants/retailers list.
California’s CalFresh program allows EBT cardholders to get meals at approved restaurants statewide.
Rhode Island authorizes a specific list of restaurant locations throughout the state to accept EBT cards.
The following Subway restaurants in Rhode Island accept EBT:
- Central Falls:
- 310 Broad Street
- 962 Cranston Street
- 614 Pawtucket Avenue
- 579 Atwells Avenue
- 583 Elmwood Avenue
- 2 Kennedy Plaza
- 719 Westminster Street
- 258 Post Road (inside Walmart)
- 483 Clinton Street
Paying With EBT
EBT cards work like debit cards, so you can use the same standard card reader you’d use when buying a meal with a credit or debit card at Subway.
It’s a good idea to check your EBT balance before visiting the restaurant; you can do so by using your state’s online portal or calling the customer service line.
If your balance is lower than the cost of your meal, you may need to use a different payment method or split the payment, depending on the location’s policy.
Other Restaurants That Take EBT
If you aren’t near a participating Subway restaurant or want to know where else you can buy restaurant meals with SNAP benefits, see our list of fast food restaurants that take EBT.
- Subway restaurant customer service representatives