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CALGARY – Popular Florida-based sandwich shop, Jon Smith Subs, is excited to announce its highly anticipated expansion into Canada with its inaugural location right here in Calgary.  The new eatery invites Calgarians to explore its selection of mouthwatering overstuffed subs, fresh salads and legendary made-to-order fries in a friendly quick-service environment.

Known for its larger-than-life subs, jam packed with melt-in-your-mouth flavour, Jon Smith Subs will extend its reputation for serving up the highest quality ingredients, alongside exceptional customer service, into the Canadian market, with plans for ongoing expansion already in the works. The sub shop is set to open an additional 25 to 30 locations throughout Alberta in the next five years with anticipated growth into other Canadian markets beginning in 2022.

The new location will be part of a master franchise agreement with an Alberta company co-owned by local Calgary residents Gurbinder Singh, an established IT and business professional, and Amrinder Cheema, an operations practitioner. Mr. Singh and Mr. Cheema both have family history in the restaurant business and share a passion for delivering exceptional quality food and service to the community.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Jon Smith Subs to Canada and look forward to offering the community a fresh alternative in the sandwich category with our specialty subs,” says Mr. Singh. “Our approach to every aspect of the Jon Smith Subs experience is to not only provide our guests with delicious, fresh subs, but also to create a warm and welcoming environment with a focus on excellent guest service. Our team is ready and excited to show Calgary what Jon Smith Subs is all about.”

Part of the appeal in bringing this popular US brand to Canada stems from the profound support franchise partners receive as part of the United Franchise Group affiliate of brands. Mr. Singh and Mr. Cheema are backed by a passionate executive team with decades of expertise in the food service industry.

“We are incredibly proud to support Mr. Singh and Mr. Cheema in launching this important new market,” says Jim Butler, President of Jon Smith Subs. “So much of our success comes from the dedication and commitment of our franchise partners. We look forward to continuing to grow the Jon Smith Subs brand across Canada and believe that our diverse menu and hospitality driven culture will resonate with the Calgary community as we open our flagship location.”

To celebrate the opening, Jon Smith Subs is launching its signature ‘Sub-a-Palooza Grand Opening Celebration’ the week of October 18th, which will include a special promotion each day of the week. Canada’s first Jon Smith Subs is located at 180 Legacy Main Street SE, Unit 160 in Calgary and is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday to Sunday. The newly constructed 1,310 square-foot location offers seating for 22 guests and features complimentary Wi-Fi. Currently Jon Smith Subs has franchise agreements in place for more than 40 locations domestically and internationally. For more information and details about franchising opportunities, visit www.jonsmithsubsfranchise.com.