The Jon Smith Subs Story
Jon Smith. Today he’s all about great subs. High quality, fresh, delicious subs. But his journey to the best sub has had some interesting turns.
While pouring his passion into infusing quality into the sandwich industry he’s also an avid motorcycle rider, he pilots small planes and he’s been a horse trainer. He’s won race car championships and has even formed a Nashville area band, fittingly called The Jon Smith Band. He’s also honed his business acumen in several other industries by opening and developing an ice cream concept, grinders restaurant, and swimwear stores. All were sold successfully and are still in business to this day.
MAKING SUBS SINCE 1988
He began his journey into freshness in 1988 when he purchased two failing sub shops. He transformed the menu, pricing, and overall operations and won customers over. He added a new prototype and quickly realized the more he built, the more the business grew. Today he has locations throughout Palm Beach County, Florida.
The story of Jon Smith Subs is one of success. Decades of hard work resulting in delicious results for customers, and a great place to work for the dedicated staff in all the locations. For the man who loves the thrill of flying high, racing fast and striking all the right notes, the dream of delivering the best tasting sub has been realized.
Let’s Talk FranchisING
Robert Cvetkovski is the President and Owner of Jon Smith Subs (www.jonsmithsubs.com), one of the fastest growing franchise restaurant companies in the country with over 35 franchise locations open across multiple states and fifteen more opening soon this year. Mr. Cvetkovski is a seasoned restaurant and hospitality expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He started his career with Brinker which provided him an expert background in high volume franchise restaurant operations having learned systems and controls, marketing, lease negotiation, and best practices in regards to restaurant culture and
franchisee relations. Throughout his career, Cvetkovski has owned and operated multiple hotels, restaurants, marinas, and F&B outlets. He is known for his ability to grow businesses quickly and sustainably, and his success has been demonstrated by substantially increasing the Jon Smith footprint and doubling its revenue in just one year after he purchased the
Cvetkovski’s formula for success is based on four key pillars: quality products, a great employee culture, strong systems and controls, and effective marketing. He has a lifelong passion for food and beverage, and his commitment to the sector is evident in his hands-on approach to growing brands and improving operations. As an active and engaged leader, Cvetkovski is involved in all aspects of growing the Jon Smith brand as its sole principal as well as other brands he been a part of in a variety of roles from manager to owner. He is committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences, building strong teams, and
driving growth through innovation and strategic planning. His dedication to the industry has earned him a reputation as a respected and influential voice in the hospitality community. Robert’s devotion to his franchise business and the franchisees who place their trust in him are the main focus of his life.
Fast Casual and High Quality
Jon Smith Subs is fast-casual, not fast food. It’s a place for families to gather, friends to enjoy a great sub together and co-workers to relax. A place where the food is so different and so good, it brings people together.
Jon Smith Subs is bringing new flavors to new markets and customers couldn’t be happier. With decades of food and franchising experience, our franchisees benefit greatly from our expertise as they build their new business.
The Franchise Opportunity
The magic of providing delicious meals that are even better than expected is the very essence of why Jon Smith Subs has been around for over 30 years. This makes it an excellent opportunity to own Multiple Units, be a multi-unit Area Developer or to become a Master License Partner with our sub franchises.
A Blended Relationship
Jon Smith Subs is part of United Franchise Group, the global leader for entrepreneurs. UFG is home to some of the world’s most successful franchise brands, with nearly 1,400 locations in 80 countries. CEO Ray Titus is a widely recognized leader in the franchise industry. He started the company in 1986 with the Signarama brand in Farmingdale, New York.
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