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Life is a Journey

02/14/2018

Jimmy John's - Billy Brownlee

"I was in denial of a lot of things, but the hardest thing was realizing I had a problem. It took over a year of treatment for me to come to grips with that and to learn how to deal with it. It was challenging for me, but I made it. Now I have to give back. I took a lot from this community, with my addiction, and it’s time to give back. I’m a survivor, it’s not about me anymore, it’s about what I can do to help others. There’s people here that are hired in recovery of addictions. It’s a journey and these people have questions, and I have a lot of answers. So I’m grateful for the opportunity to help someone else. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up. Know that things won’t always go the best for you. Continue to stay positive, and understand that life has its challenges.”
 
-Billy Brownlee, General Manager, Minneapolis, MN #1623
Jimmy at Home: Valentine's Day Cookies

02/14/2018

It's Valentine's Day! A day to celebrate love, with the one's you love ❤️💕

 

If you're looking for something fun to do at home, I've got you covered.

 

What to order from JJ's:

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

OR 

Raisin Oatmeal (or both, your choice!)

 

What you'll need at home:

Frosting

Sprinkles

Heart shaped cookie cutters

...and whatever else you want to get your decorating on! 🙌

Jimmy John's - Cookie Decorating

 

What to do:

There are no rules! Let your inner artist shine and spread that love 💞⭐️🌹💋😘

Jimmy John's - Decorating

 

You might surprise yourself! Everyone's got a little artist in 'em. 

Jimmy John's - Final

 

And don't forget to take a pic, you'll wanna remember your beautiful artwork.

 

You're going to eat it after all 😏

Jimmy John's - JJ Cookie

 

Share your creations with us using the hashtag #JimmyAtHome on Instagram! 

My Vision

02/07/2018

Jimmy John's - Carnell Moss

"I don’t have too many people I can look up to that I think, 'okay this is a role model, this is how I should be'. I try not to idolize people on TV because I know, just like social media, they make you believe what they want you to believe. I guess my role model is the vision I see of myself; the man I see me becoming.”

- Carnell Moss, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9015
Jimmy at Home: Pizza Boat

02/02/2018

Football season is in full effect! 🏈🏆

 

If you're lookin' for a simple, yummy snack for Sunday festivities, this one's for you!

 

What to order from JJ's:

2 sticks of day old bread (or however many pizza boats you wanna make!)

...and some cookies! Let's be honest, nothing pairs better with salty than sweet

 

What you'll need at home:

Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Marinara sauce

Pepperoni 

Jimmy John's - Ingredients

 

What to do:

1. Cut and gut the center of each stick of bread

Jimmy John's - Bread Boats

 

2. Sprinkle first layer of cheese along the bottom of the bread boat

Jimmy John's - Cheese

 

3. Add a layer of marinara sauce

Jimmy John's - Sauce

 

4. Lay pepperoni slices on top of the marinara

Jimmy John's - Pepperoni

 

5. More cheese...

Jimmy John's - More Cheese

 

6. Then bake at 350 degrees, until cheese is melted 

Jimmy John's - Bake

 

NOW you're ready to watch some football...

 

Cut into pieces and ENJOY!

Jimmy John's - Pizza Boat

 

Share one of your own recipes or try out one of mine using the hashtag #JimmyAtHome on Instagram! 

 

The Culture

01/31/2018

Jimmy John's - Darren Hall

“I like the culture. The subs are good, don’t get me wrong, but I really like the culture. It’s a little sarcastic…like ‘free smells’, who says that?”

- Jimmy John’s Customer, Darren, Champaign, IL #9039

My Happiest Moment

01/24/2018

Jimmy John's - Allen Duong"When I watched my wife walk down the aisle I had the biggest grin, I was so happy. Our wedding was supposed to start at 2 o’clock and she was half an hour late because she had to get her makeup perfect. I finally saw her car pull up, so we all got into position. She walked in with her Dad and our service dog Shadow…I literally could not stop smiling. I don’t know if anything will ever top that moment."

-Allen Duong, General Manager, Irving, TX #1260

Lessons and Blessings

01/17/2018

Jimmy John's - Jaylan Bailey

"I lost my grandfather when I was a sophomore in high school. He was a big part of my life. When I lost him, I kind of shut down for a little bit. It was one of the hardest things I had gone through, but it made me a stronger person. Every time I get down or want to turn away from the good things I’m doing, I just think, this is something he’d want me to do, you know? One thing I always say is ‘lessons and blessings’. There’s no wins and losses in life, just lessons and blessings, and everything happens for a reason. It’s up to you what you take out of every situation you’re put through in life.”

- Jaylan Bailey, Guerilla Marketer, Chicago, IL

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

01/10/2018

Jimmy John's - Mia

“I’m dancing with my sandwich!” -Mia, Jimmy John’s Customer, Champaign, IL #9039

Role Models

01/03/2018

JImmy John's Employee

 "I was 8 years old when my Dad was shot 5 times, he is paralyzed on the right side of his body. My Mom is such a strong, determined woman. She powers through everything and does it with a smile on her face. So, we grew up watching her help my Dad because he basically had to re-learn everything. That was about 17 years ago and now he walks, talks, and drives…he’s going to Florida by himself this month. They’re my biggest role models. They’ve made me an independent person who knows I’ll be okay no matter where I go. I’m moving to Washington this month and graduating in April!”

- Kelsey Montgomery, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9039

Learn from your struggles

12/27/2017

Alyssa Cornett"There are things I could have done differently with the Navy or with college, but it’s not really anything that I can change now. So you just have to learn from your struggles, move past them, and then do better next time. I’ve learned that you’ll want to listen to what everyone else has to say about everything, but it all comes down to you, your thoughts, and what you care about. Just remember to put yourself first sometimes."

-Alyssa Cornett, Manager in Training, Urbana, IL #9008