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Jason's Deli


Jason’s Deli is a casual fast food restaurant chain that features a fairly traditional deli menu with an array of sandwiches. In addition to the typical sandwich fare, each Jason’s Deli also has a selection of soups, a fresh salad bar, pastas, breakfast items, desserts, and a kids’ menu. While most customers go to Jason’s Deli itself, the restaurant also does a good amount of business in catering for private events and corporate meetings. Jason’s Deli has received a number of awards for the taste and quality of their sandwiches.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$680,000 - $905,000
Franchise fee


The majority of Jason’s Deli locations are owned by the corporation itself, though the restaurant chain does have over 20 franchisees they partner with, as well. Jason’s Deli’s website expresses a primary desire to expand with its current franchisees, but says the company is also interested in speaking with experienced restaurant managers about potential opportunities.

Jason’s Deli Franchise Opportunities - History

Joe Tortorice, Pat Broussard, Pete Verde, and Rusty Coco started in 1976 in Beaumont, Texas, Jason’s Deli. The original restaurant is still in operation, and – since beginning franchising in 1988 – is now joined by over 200 other restaurants across 28 states.

Jason’s Deli Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Income

Though specific monetary amounts for Jason’s Deli franchises are not highly publicized because the restaurant limits its franchise opportunities, the initial franchise fee is said to be $17,500, with a total investment ranging from $680,000 to $905,000.

Jason’s Deli Business Opportunities: Other Information

Jason’s Deli makes health-conscious moves on its customers’ behalf. In 2005, it began the process of eradicating trans fats from its menu. Three years later, Jason’s Deli also got rid of high fructose corn syrup from the food it serves as well. More recently, Jason’s Deli stopped using MSG and added some gluten-free items to the menu. Jason’s Deli’s menu features nutritional information such as the number of calories and fat to enable consumers to make good decisions on their own, too.

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