Jennifer and Jeremy Jalas, Spirit Lake, Iowa, are the new owners of Luverne’s Subway restaurant. Their boys are Kyson, 6, and Tory, 9.

Luverne's Subway under new ownership

Luverne’s Subway restaurant is under new ownership with many new employees and a new “positive atmosphere” for workers and patrons.

“We work hard to create a positive culture where staff like to come to work,” said Jeremy Jalas, Spirit Lake, Iowa.

He and his wife, Jennifer, bought the Luverne franchise from longtime franchise owner Jim Dryden, Sioux City, Iowa, on May 18. 

In the past month, they have been training new employees and implementing new policies.

“We’re working on speedier and friendlier service, a cleaner store, fresher products and overall better operations,” Jalas said, adding that he and Jennifer will spend a considerable amount of time in Luverne during startup.

“You’ll see us there,” he said. “It takes a lot of TLC in the beginning implementing change.”

The couple also recently bought the Jackson Subway and own eight other locations in Iowa — Hull, Hinton, Sioux City, Sac City, Ida Grove, Dennison and two stores in Atlantic.

They have 14 years of Subway franchise ownership experience.

They are leasing space from the gas station company, which owns the building, but Jalas said he hopes to open a whole new Subway in a location of its own in Luverne.

“We would like to relocate with a drive-up window and new décor,” he said. “That’s our ultimate goal in Luverne.”

Jalas said they’re still looking to hire more staff. To inquire about employment, call 507-283-4133, stop in or go to www.mysubwaycareer.com.

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