If you’ve decided that a fast-casual franchise might be in the cards for you, then this guide on starting a sandwich business could be just what you need. Jon Smith Subs is a franchise with strong appeal in states like Florida, where we got our start, and increasingly elsewhere around the U.S. Our franchise makes it easy to get started, and it all starts with a simple initial conversation. 

When You Contact Us

We’ve been in the business since 1988, and our brand is set for an exciting time in the years ahead. As a natural step to starting a sandwich business with us, there’s sure to be a lot of information you want to know about the brand. Jon Smith Subs is a business made famous by its tasty, fresh ingredients and super-filled subs. We are ready to give you the opportunity to learn more about the franchise and our growth plans. When you reach out to us the first time, we will set up a time to talk. We are also eager to learn about you and what motivates you in your franchise ownership search.

Review our FDD 

After our initial conversation, the next step in how to start a sandwich business involves you reviewing what’s known as our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document). The FDD is a comprehensive information disclosure allowing you to review just about everything you will need to know about the franchise. Some items that are covered in an FDD include:

  • Investment estimates
  • What’s expected of a franchisee 
  • What you can expect from Jon Smith Subs as the franchisor
  • Royalty payments
  • And other details

Once you review the FDD, if everything is in order, you can then actually take the step to come on board by signing the franchise agreement and making payment on the franchise fee.

Follow our Comprehensive Training 

Once you’ve completed the paperwork, it’s time to go through our comprehensive training on how to start a sandwich business. Our training program works for people without food industry experience just as well as for those who have prior experience in the industry. Everything you need to run one of our Jon Smith Subs franchises is taught, including details like managing your shop and preparing our famous steaks. Training takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida and one-on-one with our experts in your own location.

Setting up Your Store 

Our team has deep expertise in what makes a Jon Smith Subs restaurant work just right. We will provide you with expert guidance and assistance in setting up your sandwich shop. This includes finding the best possible location. We analyze demographics and other detailed data about the customer potential in an area. In addition to this, we will help you with the store buildout and setup. If any design changes need to be made in your selected store space, we are on hand to help you and guide you with the process.

That covers just about every major step involved, but there’s a lot of details which are covered in our full training programs. We will furnish you with knowledge and support from start to finish. What is more, we have ongoing support even after your franchise is up and running. Our team provides marketing assistance, training, R&D, and a whole lot more to ensure franchisees can run their businesses as smoothly as possible. 

Want to learn more about how to start a sandwich business with Jon Smith Subs? Contact us today to get more information!