Jon Smith Subs opened in 1988. Since then, we’ve become the leading grilled sub brand, and it’s easy to see why. Our commitment to fresh vegetables and high-quality meats makes for the most delicious subs on the market. We strive to win customers over with our friendly staff and set ourselves apart with tableside service. Our franchisees are confident with our training and support in learning how to start a sandwich shop. As a whole franchise, Jon Smith Subs is second to none.

The fast food market is expected to reach $931.7B by 2027, reports Research and Markets. This significant growth is fueled by an increase in the number of restaurants, a rise in working women, tech-savvy ordering, a boost in demand, the popularity of international cuisines, and a change in consumer taste and preference. Once the pandemic is behind us, numbers are expected to return to pre-COVID levels.

Our Franchise Process

With over 30 years in the industry, Jon Smith Subs has the expertise to make starting a sandwich shop an all-encompassing experience. What sets us apart is our commitment to quality and value: We aren’t your average sub shop. We keep our food fresh, not frozen, and it’s prepared right on the spot. 

We strike a careful balance between convenience and excellence by serving up fast, mouth-watering food using the freshest ingredients. This balance is important to our franchisees because it can please a broader segment of potential customers. 

Our turnkey investment

By joining Jon Smith Subs, you’re becoming part of a well-recognized brand. That recognition brings in existing customers, and existing customers draw in new customers. Additionally, offering catering can help bring in more revenue.

We make single and multi-unit ownership easy with our turnkey investment. Our franchise fee is $39,500, and our liquid capital requirement is $150,000. Investments can range from $300,000 to $500,000.

Our training and support.

We don’t expect all of our franchisees to have restaurant experience. Jon Smith Subs features a comprehensive training program and ongoing support at every step of the way. We are ready to answer all of your questions and guide you through the details, including financing options, finding your shop’s location, and negotiating the lease. Our initial training program at our headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida, is just the beginning. From there, we provide on-the-job training at your store, access to online training materials, updates on the latest industry trends, and marketing programs. Starting a sandwich shop with Jon Smith Subs is a great choice, especially for new entrepreneurs. 

5 Questions About How to Start a Sandwich Shop Answered

If you’re honing in on starting a sandwich shop but still have some unanswered questions, read on to find out more.

1) What is the benefit of buying a franchise rather than starting from scratch?

In joining Jon Smith Subs, you not only have us to help you out but also the support of United Franchise Group and their 30 years of experience in the franchising industry. Our concept is proven and successful, and our brand name is one to wear with pride. We provide extensive training, marketing support, and ongoing industry updates. 

2) What sets Jon Smith Subs apart?

Foremost is the benefit of being part of a brand that falls under the industry-leading United Franchise Group umbrella of brands. No less important is our commitment to providing an unparalleled customer experience. We take the time to make sure ingredients are fresh, never frozen, and grilled to order. We provide table service, bringing the food right to the table. We serve award-winning French fries, voted #1 of the top 10 French fries in Palm Beach County.  

3) How much does it cost to open a franchise location?

Depending on multiple factors, you can expect to invest somewhere between the low $300’s and the low $400’s. This includes a franchise fee of $39,500.

4) Is financing available?

For qualified applicants, we have financing options available through a third-party source.

5) Do I have to have restaurant or food service industry experience?

No, it’s not required you have specific food industry or restaurant experience to open a Jon Smith Subs franchise. While we provide extensive training and all the necessary tools to set you up for success, a general understanding of business principles is helpful.

If we’ve captured your interest and you’re looking to learn more about how to start a sandwich shop with Jon Smith Subs, Contact us today