When you become a Jon Smith Subs franchise owner, you will have the support of the entire United Franchise Group network behind your sub shop, including over 30 years of experience in driving franchise owners’ success.
Meet the members of the team that make it all possible.
CEO of United Franchise Group
Ray and his father Roy founded the first UFG brand, Signarama, in 1986. Now, more than 30 years later, Ray has been at the helm of United Franchise Group through international growth, new brands, numerous awards, and so much more. Ray is recognized in the franchising community as an innovator, speaker, philanthropist, and mentor.
Founder of Jon Smith Subs
On the road to founding the sub shop we know and love Jon Smith has taken some interesting detours. Jon is as passionate about riding his motorcycle as he is about making quality sandwiches. His interests include working on his business, piloting small planes, training horses, winning racecar championships, and playing in a band, to name a few. He doesn’t limit his business endeavors to sub shops; he also invested in an ice cream concept, a Grinders Restaurant, and a swimwear store. All of these businesses sold successfully and are still in business to this day.
President of Jon Smith Subs
Scott started his hospitality career at an early age of 10 years old, working at his father’s Elias Brothers Big Boy Franchise until college. Upon graduation he attended Central Michigan University, while there he began working for Labelle Management. The Labelle brothers are a large franchising organization in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
After graduating from CMU, Scott decided to make a permanent move to Florida. Scott did a year internship at the second largest Holiday Inn Hotel in the nation, located on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. After completing the program Scott was offered a full-time position in the Food & Beverage Department.
Choosing another route, Scott went to work for Bennigan’s as a Manager. After several years of service, he moved on to work for Brinker International (Chili’s), working as a General Manager, Managing Partner and opening many stores. Scott worked for Brinker for eight years.
After gaining much knowledge and experience, Scott was introduced to Jack Miller, owner of Miller’s Ale House. Scott worked for Jack Miller for 13 years. He became an equity partner in the business and was responsible for overseeing 14 locations.