A Steak Bomb sub at Jon Smith Subs. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Springfield sub shop is first of its kind in Ohio

Jon Smith Subs has more than a dozen stores in Florida, but the chain’s first restaurant in Ohio opened in Springfield last June.

Restaurant: Jon Smith Subs

Location: 1013 North Bechtle Ave., Springfield (Bechtle Plaza)

Contact: www.jonsmithsubs.com | (937) 325-3679

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Hayden Lawhorn works the grill at Jon Smith Subs in Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Background/Overview:

Jon Smith formed his company in Palm Beach County, Fla., in the late 1980s. It’s part of the United Franchise Group family of brands.

Jon Smith Subs features premium over-stuffed subs of all-white albacore tuna, all-white breast meat chicken, authentic Italian cold cuts, and marinated grilled sirloin steak.

Springfield was the first franchise location to open outside the Florida region. Other shops are now launching in California, Nevada and Texas, as well as internationally.

Kristi Loeffler and her Springfield family are very proud to be the first Jon Smith Subs franchise owners in Ohio. They and their eight employees want their food shop’s visitors know, “There Is No Sub-Stitute For Flavor!”

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A Steak Bomb sub sizzles on the grill at Jon Smith Subs. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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The Menu:

Beverages: Coca-cola products (Bottle, or Fountain); Sweet Tea, or Unsweet Tea — $1.89.

Kid’s Menu (3-inch Sub): Cheeseburger Sub, Grilled Cheese Sub, Ham & Cheese Sub, Meatball Sub, or Turkey Sub — $3.19; Kid’s Combo Meal (Sub, Lay’s Potato Chips, & Beverage) — $4.19.

“Daily Sub Specials” (Sundays & Mondays): Grilled Chicken Sub, Ham & Cheese Sub, Meatball Sub, Our Specialty Tuna Salad Sub,or Veggie Sub (12-inch) — $6.99.

Salads: Garden Salad — $5.19; Chef’s Salad (All-White Albacore Tuna, Grilled Chicken, Ham, Turkey, & Provolone Cheese) — $8.49.

Sides: Lay’s Potato Chips — $1.49; Jon’s Famous French Fries — $2.79/$3.09/$3.49; Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fries, or Bacon Ranch Cheese Fries — $3.49.

Giant Deli Subs: Ham & Cheese (Smoked Virginia Ham) — $5.99/$9.44; Authentic Italian Cold Cuts (Capicola Ham, Genoa Salami, Pepperoni, Smoked Ham, Provolone Cheese) — $6.14/$9.74; BLT (w/Hellmann’s mayo) — $6.14/$9.74; Turkey Breast — $6.19/$9.84; Roast Beef — $6.24/$9.94; Our Specialty Tuna Salad (All-White Albacore Tuna w/Hellmann’s mayo)-$6.39/$10.04; Tuna Bomb — $7.09/$11.04; Triple Deli Classic (12-inch) — $12.29.

Grilled Chicken Subs: Grilled Chicken (All-White Breast Meat Chicken) — $6.19/$9.84; Italian Chicken — $6.24/$10.89; Maple Bacon Chicken — $6.24/$10.89; Glazed Teriyaki Chicken — $6.74/$10.44; Smoked Cajun Chicken — $6.74/$10.44; Bacon Chicken — $6.84/$10.74; BBQ Bacon Chicken — $6.89/$20.79; Chicken Bomb (Bacon, Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers, Tomato, & Provolone Cheese) — $6.94/$10.84.

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The back of a cook’s shirt says it all at Jon Smith Subs. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Grilled Specialties: Veggies & Provolone Cheese — $4.89/$7.79; Meatball w/Marinara — $5.99/$9.49; Giant Cheeseburger (One-half Pound) — $6.19/$9.89; Grilled Kielbasa (Hillshire Farms) — $6.29/$9.99; Hot Pastrami — $6.29/$9.99; Bacon Cheeseburger Sub — $6.74/$10.59; Meatball Bomb — $6.74/$10.49; Cheeseburger Bomb Sub — $6.94/$10.89; Kielbasa Bomb — $7.04/$10.99; Cuban Sandwich (Boiled Ham, Smoked Virginia Baked Ham, Spiced Pork, & Swiss Cheese) (8-inch) — $8.29; Reuben on Cuban (Crispy Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, & Russian Dressing) (8-inch) — $8.29; The Gator (Chicken, Kielbasa, Sirloin Steak, Provolone Cheese, & “Swamp Sauce”) (12-inch) — $12.29.

Steak Subs: Italian Steak & Provolone Cheese — $6.19/$9.84; Steak & Cheese w/Onions — $6.29/$9.99; Mushroom Steak — $6.49/$10.29; Pepper Steak — $6.49/$10.29; Glazed Teriyaki Steak — $6.84/$10.59; Smoked Cajun Steak — $6.84/$10.59; Bacon Steak — $6.94/$10.89; BBQ Bacon Steak — $6.99/$10.94; Jon Smith Subs Signature Steak Bomb — $7.04/$10.99.

Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookie, or Macadamia Nut Cookie — $1.45 each.

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Jon Smith Subs is located in Bechtle Plaza in Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Hours:

Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11a.m. to 8 p.m.

More Information:

Jon Smith Subs is set in Bechtle Plaza, next to the Cricket Wireless retailer and down the same long sidewalk as Kroger.

Call-in, DoorDash, and Grubhub orders are gladly accepted, however, there’s also indoor seating with table service for about 45 customers. Text for Jon Smith Subs coupons.

First responders, military personnel, seniors and teachers each get a 20 percent discount with I.D.

Event catering has no minimum or maximum order, yet, a 48-hour notice is advised.

Jon Smith Subs offers “Set Up A Fundraiser Night” to be customized per your event. Loeffler and her family can provide all the details.

Look for local restaurant profiles by Glenn and Kim Creyts every other week in “Life.” For inquiries regarding this column, and “Restaurant Profile” ideas and suggestions for future columns, please contact Glenn and Kim via e-mail: glenncreyts@att.net.

The dining room at Jon Smith Subs. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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