We Ate It Here First!
Established by Jon Smith back in 1988, who still owns eight of his eponymous Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) across Florida, Jon Smith Subs has a total of 24 sites in the US. The 16 additional sites in the US and most pertinently the global franchise opportunities are all managed by one of the world’s largest Franchise companies, responsible for the likes of Pepe’s in the UK. Attracted by our Group’s proven pedigree in delivering similar projects and the ability to manage the whole turnkey project internally, no fewer than 5 of our divisions (Airedale Catering Equipment, Airedale Building Services and all three of our Airedale Manufacturing divisions) worked to deliver the UK’s first and flagship Restaurant in Hammersmith, West London. A day prior to officially opening, project lead Nigel and Marketing Manager Pete had the honour of being the first non-employed people in the UK to taste a Jon Smith Sub, all freshly prepared and served within 4 minutes. Naturally, being produced in a perfectly designed, efficient Airedale kitchen facilitated a delicious fresh twist on one of the UK’s favourite snacks. You can read all about the project by reading our Case Study. Meanwhile, we look forward to working with our clients to expand their portfolio in the UK to 8 sites in the next few 18 months.