Angelo Crowell and his wife, Kimberly, co-founded Kalo Restaurant Group, LLC in 2009, where Angelo serves as CEO and Kimberly serves as President. Their company currently owns and operates 30 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant franchises with 6 more stores currently in development, or under an acquisition agreement for 2020, in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, and employs close to 300 people. After opening
their first Jersey Mike’s location in Tallahassee in 2010, they quickly grew to 5 stores within the next three years, even being awarded the honor of 2011 Rookie Franchisees of the Year. In 2018 they were recognized for their Regional Operational Excellence at the Jersey Mike’s Subs Franchise National Conference and also received the Big Bend Region’s Small Business of the Year award as part National
Small Business Week. Additionally, they were elected by their fellow franchisees to serve on the National Advisory Council for Jersey Mike’s. In addition to franchising, Angelo and Kimberly work together on a variety of other projects, including serving together as managing partners of a private equity firm that targets real estate and hospitality ventures.
Angelo Crowell grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and from an early age displayed both athletic prowess and a penchant for business. Heavily recruited out of high school, Angelo attended the University of Virginia, where he quickly made his mark starting at linebacker in his freshman year. During his college
career, he received First Team All-ACC honors and was named defensive captain and MVP. He also currently holds the record for most tackles in a single season. In 2003 Angelo was drafted in the third round and spent seven years in the National Football League with the Buffalo Bills (2003-2009), serving as Special Teams and Defensive Captains, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-2010). His interest in business continued during his playing career, during which time he received a certification for the Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Upon retiring from the NFL, Angelo returned to the University of Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree in
Anthropology in 2013.