Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Sandwich Shop?

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There’s a lot more that goes into starting a sandwich shop than meets the eye. When you go into business for yourself, you are taking the risk of putting a lot of time and money into something with no one behind you to help. What many entrepreneurs don’t realize about starting a sandwich business from scratch is that there are a lot of unknowns – how much money it costs, how many resources are needed, what a business model looks like, and more. Fortunately, there is a solution so that entrepreneurs like you can start a sandwich shop with all those questions answered. Find out if you have what it takes for starting a sandwich shop with Jon Smith Subs.

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The Experience

Something that differentiates starting a Jon Smith Subs franchise from starting a sandwich business on your own is that you do not need to have experience in the industry before you invest. If you wanted to start a sandwich shop by yourself, you need to know the ins and outs of the restaurant, the fast-casual, and the sandwich shops industries in order to even have a chance at being successful. With a Jon Smith Subs franchise, you get in-depth training and ongoing support that prepares you with everything you need to know about the industries and how to operate your franchise. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about your prior experience in these industries – our experts will show you the ropes.

The Capital

Like with any business venture, you need to have some liquid capital to meet the investment requirements to get your business up and running. What separates us from starting a sandwich business from scratch is that our investment is broken down before you invest, which means that you know exactly how much starting a sandwich shop is going to cost. Our total investment ranges from $300,000 to $400,000 at the end, which covers the training, the support, the initial equipment, and more to get you started. We don’t expect you to have all of that right at the get go, but what we do expect is that any investor interested in starting a sandwich business with us has at least a liquid capital of $150,000. We want anyone who is interested in starting a sandwich shop to have the chance to achieve their dreams, so if you need help with getting  the rest of the funds, we can help you find financial assistance.

The Drive

Although we do not require industry experience to invest in a sandwich shop franchise, we do have certain things we look for in a potential franchisee. Ideally, we want a franchise owner to have business or leadership experience. When you own your own sandwich business, you are responsible for leading a team that you hire and the day-to-day operations of the shop. Other things we look for in candidates are their values. When you decide invest in a franchise, you agree to the policies and procedures that the franchisor has put into place. Starting a sandwich shop with Jon Smith Subs means that you are investing in the quality and consistency that we bring to customers all over the country. This quality and consistency comes from the values we hold and spread through all of our franchise owners.

If you think you have what it takes for starting a sandwich business, download our free brochure!

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