Fast-casual franchises like Jon Smith Subs have been rapidly growing. Allied Market Research recently found that “the global fast-casual restaurant market garnered $125.6 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $209.1 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 10.6% from 2021 to 2027.” Fast-casual restaurants are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to start their own business in a growing field. Here, learn more about why our fast-casual franchise beats out fast food every time.

Fast-Casual Franchises vs. Fast Food

Fast-Casual Fast Food
High-quality ingredients Processed, low-cost ingredients
Clean and comfortable dining rooms, perfect for lunch meetings Dining rooms that encourage customers to finish their meals quickly and leave
#1 priority is great food at a great price #1 priority is speed


Fast-casual restaurants allow customers to access high-quality meals at reasonable price points with the same convenience as a fast food restaurant. While fast food remains popular as well, today’s customers want something more than burgers and fries. They value wholesome ingredients, freshness, and innovation. That gives restaurants like Jon Smith Subs a serious competitive advantage.

Our menu is a cut above the typical sub shop. Our meats are slow-marinated overnight for flavor that can’t be beat. Fresh veggies are chopped by hand every day, and we only use fresh-baked bread. The result is a sandwich that stands out from any other – and with extra-large portion sizes, to boot. Customers have been returning to our restaurants again and again, for decades, because we refuse to cut corners when it comes to quality. 

Choose Jon Smith Subs

We know you have your choice of fast-casual franchises, but Jon Smith Subs also stands out in this regard. Our franchisees enjoy valuable resources that can’t be found elsewhere:

  • Industry-leading brand support from industry experts
  • Marketing support to help you build a strong customer base
  • Business coaching to help you meet your growth goals
  • Exclusive multi-unit discounts

Jon Smith Subs wants to help you build a thriving business with lots of potential for growth. Our team, and our leadership at United Franchise Group, have invested heavily over the years in developing resources to simplify operations. As a result, franchisees like you can spend more time focusing on the big picture of growing their business and less time on day-to-day tasks. 

If you’re serious about starting a new business of your own, Jon Smith Subs could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Contact us today to learn what it takes to start a sandwich restaurant of your own.