Jackie: “We met at this JJ's 2 years ago and my co-worker didn’t like me. It took like half a year for her to warm up to me.”
Cindy: “I just didn’t know her yet! It was just weird, for a long time it was just me here working in the morning and then all of a sudden she came over. But then I got to know her and I really, really liked her. The main thing for me was that she was a good worker and she knew what she was doing.”
Jackie: "And now she wants me to live with her!”
Cindy: “Yes! I always tell her, 'Come to my house! Let’s do stuff.' I’m like her mom. I was just telling her the other day how funny it is that the whole story has changed. Friendship rocks!"
-Jackie Hernandez & Cindy Sanchez, Chicago, IL #592
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Where we share the stuff you share with us.
"I grew up on the south side of Chicago where l lived the upper side of poverty. With me busting my ass now, it just shows how far I can come. Being able to live on my own at twenty-one, everything life throws at me is on me, I don’t really get help from anybody. Jimmy John’s changed my life, and my direction, they are people who support me, and a company that helps me grow as far as I'm willing to take it. I’ve got so many great friends at work now. Jimmy John’s helped me turn my life around.”
- Austin Stubner, First Assistant, Channahon, IL #537
The average wait time at Jimmy John’s is 2 minutes and 8 seconds*
Among Jimmy John’s key competitors, it’s 5 minutes 33 seconds*
Every time we serve a customer in-store, we save America 3 minutes 25 seconds
Our average store serves 180 customers a day**
That’s 615 minutes saved per store
x2,300 stores and counting
Equals 1,414,500 minutes saved per day
x365 days a year
That’s one heck of a lot of time saved each year for America!
"I love making perfect sandwiches, freaky fast, and I take pride in that. When I work hard it feels good and around here we get noticed for our effort and we get rewarded too. It’s like, these guys are freaking crazy and they love their job! I mean bust your tail and literally you get rewarded for it.”
- Josh Smith, 1st Assistant, #2670 Florence, AL
“I’ve come a long way from where I started with Jimmy John’s and where I am now. The amount of hard work and dedication I put into Jimmy John’s makes me very proud, I never knew the empowerment that hard work would give me. I'm now in charge of my own destiny and not waiting for someone to do it for me. There’s a sign in the store that talks about hard work leading to success and that’s my favorite sign, it keeps me motivated. Thanks Jimmy John's!"
-Keaton Miller, Business Coach
"I’ve worked for Jimmy John’s for 8 years, 2 months, 1 week and 1 day. I’m so happy where I’m at. I love the people I work with. Everyone is so friendly, and cool, it’s such a laid back environment. We're family here. That’s my favorite thing about Jimmy John’s, the friendships I’ve made here will be life long. Thanks Jimmy!”
- Irving Perez Inshop/PIC Hickory, NC #2327
Maybe it's a stressful first week of classes or that crazy, random roommate that collects cow figurines, but something brings you together.
Just ordered Jimmy John's for the first time, officially in college. 😂🙈— A L E X (@toastyBONfire) October 5, 2014
and before you know it, you’re bff's 5ever
I never had Jimmy John's before I came to college but college has changed me. I've probably had Jimmy John's 4 times this past month. Oops.— Becca Folsom (@becca_folsom) February 11, 2015
You do everything together. From late night study sessions
to spending lazy Sunday’s together on the couch (and yessssss Netflix, I am STILL watching, so judgey)
All I do is eat jimmy johns and watch Netflix #college— katy lutes (@katkat__) March 31, 2015
You sneak him into that one lecture you suffer through alone, because 45 minutes is just too long
When your teacher thinks your studying but you're really eating Jimmy Johns pic.twitter.com/5ijHmgfCST— Haley Garr (@hgarr11) May 13, 2015
and you’ll have your first taste of sweet freedom with JJ’s by your side
College is so gr8 I luv being on my own because you can just get up and go to Jimmy johns at 2 in the morning & no one can tell you no— nick (@acidnick) March 2, 2015
He’s always down to party
Just had Jimmy John's deliver to me at the bar. Thank you.— sam (@samantha_lainee) November 11, 2013
and he’ll have your back when the next morning is rough and walking to your 8AM feels like a trip through Narnia.
I order Jimmy John's every time I'm hungover. It never fails me.— Payton Barrett. (@PapiSaysYes) April 12, 2015
When you’re out of meals on your plan and your roommate keeps “accidentally” eating all your food, he’s got you
You know you're in #college when you find a half open, old, bag of jimmy johns chips in your backpack and decide it's gonna be breakfast— Juliette Givhan (@00Julietta00) March 30, 2015
and when break time rolls around, you’ll wonder how you’ll get by without him
The one thing that's going to suck about spring break is not going to @jimmyjohns for lunch😔— Lauren Kerekes (@kerekes_lauren) April 6, 2015
but don't worry, you'll always be #reunited, and it'll feel soooo good
Oh how I missed Jimmy John's over break., #reunited— Rudolpho (@Rudboi_) January 10, 2014
With the blink of an eye, college will fly by Freaky Fast, but don’t fret, your friend Jimmy will be right beside you.
Yeah, you'll miss him
Sure I miss college but what I really miss is @jimmyjohns
— ☪ (@rachybecker) May 14, 2015
but never forget that you'll always have your memories together
Nothing quite reminds me of freshman year like a turkey tom from Jimmy John's 😋— Kalli Peterson (@kalliapete) March 27, 2015
If Jimmy John's isn't your best friend in college then idk who is— Orikul (@OriKulbak) December 1, 2014
"I like getting to know my coworkers and hearing their stories. Every store I’ve worked in across the country, everyone ends up working at Jimmy John’s for a different reason. Whether it’s working after high school, just earning an extra buck or this is your sole job and this is how you pay your bills. It’s always interesting to hear why people work here. And to see how many people actually enjoy working for Jimmy John’s versus other companies. There’s a lot of happiness and pride to be a Jimmy John’s employee, they tell us exactly what we need to do and we rock it out. It's fun."
-Julia Farnesi, Guerilla Marketer