The story of Jon Smith Subs is one of success. Decades of hard work resulted in delicious results for customers, and a great place to work for dedicated staff. Jon Smith Subs is all about high quality: fresh, tasty food; a welcoming atmosphere; and sincere customer service you can feel good about. Our founder, THE Jon Smith, has had quite the journey in the sandwich industry and beyond.
How We Got Our Start
Jon Smith is a renaissance man. He’s an avid motorcycle rider, pilots small planes, trains horses, won race car championships, and formed a band, called The Jon Smith Band. It may seem like his interests are extremely varied, but in reality, his business acumen in many industries has made him a man of many trades, from ice cream to sandwiches and swimwear.
In 1988, Jon Smith purchased two failing sub shops and transformed them from top to bottom. He changed the menu, pricing, and operations, and brought on more customers. Once he added a new prototype, Jon Smith quickly realized that the more he built, the more business grew. Currently, Jon Smith has locations throughout Palm Beach County, Florida.
Our Partnership with UFG
Since 2017, Jon Smith Subs has had a partnership with United Franchise Group (UFG). UFG is a family of ten internationally recognized franchise brands that are based on over 30 years of experience. Their brands include Signarama, Fully Promoted, Transworld, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Venture X, Network Lead Exchange, Resource Operations International, and Graze Craze.
In one interview, it was stated that Jon Smith Subs was not initially intended to be in food franchising. The opportunity to franchise presented itself because UFG employees enjoyed the food at Jon Smith Subs so much, Mr. Smith was intrigued to look into them further and found they had many similarities.
As the first food enterprise for UFG, Jon Smith took a lot into consideration when deciding to sell the brand. Joining the UFG family of brands has allowed Jon Smith Subs to expand globally, with almost everything prepared from scratch.
Jon Smith’s commitment to high quality products is what draws in customers and franchisees alike. Without freezers, everything is fresh: there’s no pre-cooked, pre-made, precut, or processed foods. The quality of our subs speaks for itself.
The Future of Jon Smith Subs
What’s next for Jon Smith Subs? Recently, the sub shop signed a multi-unit deal in Michigan, their first entry into Canada, and a multi-unit deal for Atlanta. Jon Smith Subs current has franchise agreements in place for 42 locations domestically and internationally. There is a lot of interest in multi-unit franchise development deals.
Turn to Jon Smith Subs for large-portioned, mouth-watering subs and a business model designed to please everyone.
Want to learn more about opening a sandwich shop franchise with Jon Smith Subs? Contact us today!