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Does Subway Take EBT Card? What Products Can I Buy with an EBT Card?

 Does Subway Take EBT Card?

If you need to know if Subway accepts EBT? The answer is yes, but not all EBT Cardholders are eligible. This article will review subway locations that take EBT recipients who qualify.

Does Subway Take EBT Card

What is Subway?

Subway is a popular American fast food restaurant franchise that specializes in subs and salads.

It’s best known for it’s customized subs, fresh ingredients, and fast service. Also, with over 44,000 locations around the United States, chances are there is a Subway in your local area.

Many Subways in states that have restaurant meal programs accept EBT. Some Subways in states without restaurant meal programs might accept EBT but will only do so for cold items.

Furthermore, we couldn’t locate any Subways outside of the restaurant meal program states that accept EBT. Subway can only accept EBT cards for purchases made in-store.


How Does EBT Work at Subway?

If you are eligible to receive benefits, simply order any EBT approved item (cold sub or salad) from the Subway employee, customize your sub or salad as you wish, and checkout as normal at the cash register.

This can only as your account is established in your name and money is loaded onto your EBT card at the beginning of each month. With that, you will receive a plastic card, like a bank debit card for making qualified purchases with your benefits.

To use the card, you will need to select a secret PIN (Personal Identification Number) which will be explained to you by the local worker.

However, if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at Subway, you can use your card to purchase selected items at any of their available point-of-sale registers at Subway.

Where Does Subway Take EBT Card?

The following states currently participate in the Restaurant Meal Program. In each state, we will provide information on subway locations that take EBT.

Subway Locations that take EBT in Arizona

The state of Arizona participates in the RMP and Subway is one of the restaurants approved to accept EBT. Select Subway locations in the following cities are approved to accept EBT:

  • Anthem
  • Apache Junction
  • Avondale
  • Benson
  • Buckeye
  • Bullhead City
  • Camp Verde
  • Casa Grande
  • Chandler
  • Chino Valley
  • Coolidge
  • Douglas
  • El Mirage
  • Florence
  • Fort Mohave
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gila Bend
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Globe
  • Kayenta
  • Kingman
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Marana
  • Maricopa
  • Mayer
  • Mesa
  • New River
  • Paga
  • Parker
  • Payson
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Queen Creek
  • Rio Roco
  • Sahuarita
  • San Luis
  • San Tan Valley
  • Scottsdale
  • St Johns
  • Surprise
  • Tempe
  • Tonopah
  • Tuba City
  • Tucson
  • Winslow
  • Wittmann
  • Yuma

Subway Locations that take EBT in California

The state of California participates in the RMP and Subway is one of the restaurants approved to accept food stamps. Not all counties in California participate in the RMP.

We have listed below the counties that are part of the program. Select Subway locations in these counties are approved to take EBT. If you are not sure, call the Subway location to find out. For a Subway location near you, click here.

Counties in CA Where You Can Use EBT at Subway

  • Alameda County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Diego County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • San Francisco County
  • Santa Cruz County

Subway Locations that take EBT in Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island participates in the RMP and Subway is one of the restaurants approved to accept food stamps. Here is a list of the Subway restaurants approved to take food stamps:

  • 255 Weybossett Street, Providence
  • 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
  • 719 Westminster Street, Providence
  • 583 Elmwood Avenue, Providence
  • 962 Cranston Street, Cranston
  • 483 Clinton Street, Woonsocket
  • 104 Broadway Unit 1A, Newport
  • 614 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket
  • 310 Broad Street, Central Falls
  • 258 Post Road, Westerly (Walmart)

Other Fast Food Restaurants that take EBT

There are other fast-food restaurants participating in the RMP in the three states mentioned. We have listed a few below by state.


  • Dominos Pizza
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Firestone Subs
  • Golden Corral
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jimmy and Joe’s Pizzeria
  • KFC


  • Burger King
  • Denny’s
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Popeye’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • Quiznos

States Where Subway Does Not Take EBT

You are not allowed to use your EBT Card at subway in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

What’s an EBT Card?

  • EBT = electronic benefits transfer.
  • EBT card = a card that looks and works like a debit or credit card but is loaded with food stamps and/or cash benefits. You can use it at stores that accept EBT.

Where can’t I use my EBT Card?

You cannot use your EBT Card at the following locations:

  • Casinos
  • Poker Rooms
  • Card Rooms
  • Smoke & Cannabis Shops
  • Adult Entertainment Businesses
  • Nightclubs/Saloons/Taverns
  • Tattoo & Piercing Shops
  • Spa/Massage Salons
  • Bingo Halls
  • Bail Bonds
  • Racetracks
  • Gun/Ammo Stores
  • Cruise Ships
  • Psychic Readers

Foods and Products Not Eligible for Purchase with the EBT Card

Foods and Products Not Eligible for Purchase with the EBT Card

  • Hot foods from deli/foods to be eaten in store
  • Vitamins or medication
  • Pet food
  • Paper or cleaning products
  • Alcohol/tobacco products.

For a full list of approved food items, see the Food Stamps Eligible Food List here.

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