This company knows a good sandwich when serves one. Deli Management operates Jason's Deli, a chain of sandwich shops with more than 200 company-owned and franchised locations in about 30 states. The quick casual eateries specialize in deli-style sandwiches including such signature varieties as Bird to the Wise, The New York Yankee, and Rueben THE Great. The chain also serves panini and po'boy sandwiches, pasta dishes, soups, and salads. Many Jason's outposts provide delivery and catering services, as well as online ordering. Most of the restaurants are found in Texas and other parts of the South. President Joe Tortorice and partner Rusty Coco started the company in 1976.
Like other chains in the quick casual segment, Jason's Deli aims to provide fast service while maintaining a higher quality of food. The company promotes its use of organic ingredients and removed high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from all of the food items on its menu.
Within the quick casual segment, Jason's Deli faces competition from leaders such as Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The quick-service sandwich market is dominated by leading brands Subway and Quiznos. – less