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That's Jimmy Fresh!

04/26/2017

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"Jimmy John’s definition of fresh is coming in at 6am every morning to bake fresh bread, slice fresh veggies that have just been delivered to the store, and slice our all natural meats and cheese. I get asked, “Why do you go to work so early, if lunch isn’t until noon?” I explain that we start the bread baking process as soon as I arrive and continue baking all day so that we serve bread that is less than four hours old. We also slice all produce, meats, and cheese everyday, and people are really surprised by that. That’s Jimmy Fresh!" 

- Hank Sieck, General Manager, Broomfield, CO #1697

Mini Jimmy-cation: Portland, OR

04/24/2017

It's time for another trip full of love, laughter, and Mini Jimmys! This time we're headed to the City of Roses 🌹

 

Look out Portland, we're comin' and we're ready to get weird!

 

1. Keep Portland Weird Sign

I'm sure you've all heard of it, but here it is in all its' glory. Worth the stop and great for a Portland-y photo!

Jimmy John's - Keep Portland Weird

And hopefully that ladder will be gone when you visit. Really messed with my shot here...

 

2. Powell's Books

Whether you're a bookworm or not, Powell's city of Books is one of THE coolest bookstores in the country. You could spend hours in this place and barely skim the surface!

Jimmy John's - Powell's Books

I'm very serious about spending hours in here, so bring snacks! Something mini would be perfect.

 

3. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

While your downtown, swing by this historic concert hall locally known as "The Schnitz."

Jimmy John's - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Wanna know what else is The Schnitz? Sandwiches. 🤓

 

4. Portland Japanese Garden

There's no question, you've gotta visit the Japanese Garden. It's over 9 acres of pure beauty and has an enormous Koi fish pond!

Jimmy John's - Japanese Garden

 

5. Pittock Mansion

Just up the road from the Japanese Garden you'll find the Pittock Mansion, and I highly suggest taking a tour! You'll leave feeling like Kings and Queens...

Jimmy John's - Pittock Mansion

Even more of a reason to eat like one! 👑

 

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Come see us here

Jimmy John's - Portland

  1. 1139 NE Broadway St. Portland, OR
  2. 12154 N. Pavilion Ave. Portland, OR
  3. 12518 NE Airport Way Portland, OR
  4. 615 SW 19th Ave. Portland, OR
  5. 733 SW 10th St. Portland, OR
  6. 937 SW 5th Ave. Portland, OR
  7. 305 SE Chkalov Dr. Vancouver, OR

 

 

Rockstar Career Path

04/19/2017

Mary Belcher1

"15 years ago, I was looking for a job to help pay my way through college and landed at Jimmy John’s. I started as an in-shopper, then moved to a delivery driver, and then I was asked to take on the Assistant Manager role. I’m now the General Manager of the store. I’m proud that I finished college with a degree as a Fitness Specialist while also working as a manager. JJ’s ended up becoming much more than a ‘temporary’ job, it is now my career and I absolutely love it!"

-Mary Belcher, General Manager, Bloomington, IN #379

Hoppy Easter Every Bunny!

04/14/2017

Easter is just a few days away, which means the other big guy (The Bunny himself) is gonna be hopping through soon! Sometimes he drops off candy and marshmallows and forgets what the people really want. So here's a friendly reminder for our fluffy friend:

 

Subs

Jimmy John's Easter Egg

 

and Jimmy Chips

Jimmy Chips Easter Egg

 

and Jimmy John's gift cards

Jimmy John's Gift Card Easter Egg

 

and if all else fails, just toss 'em a $100.

Easter Egg copy

 

HAPPY EASTER!

It's All About the Small Stuff

04/12/2017

Jimmy John's Mananger Matt Miltenberger

“I love my job. We have an elderly couple who come to our store about four times a week. They know me by name and I know them by name. They remember me back when I was a delivery driver. I know their order because they order the same sandwiches every time. Not too long ago, we had an ice storm and the parking lot was super icy. I saw them pull up and didn’t want them to get hurt, so we hurried and made their sandwiches. The husband was getting out to help his wife, but by the time he got out of his car, boom, I had the sandwiches out to him. He handed me the money, I ran in to get his change, and brought it to him. It’s something small like that, that makes me happy and proud to work here.”

-Matt Miltenberger, General Manager, Gresham, OR #1426

 

Mini Jimmy-cation: Tampa, FL

04/10/2017

I don't know about you guys, but it's been a little rainy in good 'ol Champaign, IL. If you're like me and lookin' for a quick get away with lots of sunshine, Tampa is the place for you! And here are some suggestions while you're there.

 

Excuse me while I subliminally sell you sandwiches... 

 

😏

 

1. Tampa Riverwalk

The riverwalk runs right along all the good stuff. The Arts District, downtown, and the University of Tampa! Get your run/walk on...
Jimmy John's - Riverwalk

...and your eats.

 

2. Henry B. Plant Park

This park has a beautiful view of the water and is a great place to hang up a hammock!Jimmy John's - Henry B. Plant ParkIt's BYOH (Bring Your Own Hammock) - but if you don't have one, bring some JJ's, make some friends ✨VOILA✨...hammock.

 

3. Paddle Boarding

If you're looking for a relaxing activity to do out on the water, paddle boarding is for you! But you can always rent a boat or jet skis...I recommend that too! Jimmy John's - Paddle Boarding

But the sun can take the energy right outta you, so gimme a call when you need an energy boost 😋

 

4. Tampa Theatre

You might need some time out of the sun, so go see an old flick at the Tampa Theatre located downtown!Jimmy John's - Tampa Theatre

Mini Jimmys make a great movie snack!

 

5. Sunset

Make sure you're out of the movie in time for sunset! You can't miss this. Jimmy John's - SunsetNothing beats that ocean breeze, a good sunset, and even better company ❤️

 

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 Hey! Don't forget to come see us here:

Jimmy John's Tampa

  1. 2537 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL
  2. 514 N. Franklin Tampa, FL
  3. 4546 W. Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL
  4. 1600 E. 8th Ave Tampa, FL
  5. 533 S. Howard Ave Tampa, FL
  6. 4901 W. Waters Ave Tampa, FL
  7. 2345 East Fowler Ave Tampa, FL
  8. 12821 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL
  9. 2806 E. Bearss Ave Tampa, FL
  10. 4248 S. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL
  11. 17521 Preserve Walk Lane Tampa, FL
  12. 659 W. Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL
  13. 3970 Tampa Rd. Oldsmar, FL
  14. 2325 Ulmerton Rd. Clearwater, FL
  15. 2613 Gulf to Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL
  16. 2519 McMullen Booth Rd Clearwater, FL
  17. 34190 US Hwy 19 N Palm Harbor, FL
  18. 1761 Main St Dunedin, FL
  19. 10500 Ulmerton Rd Largo, FL
  20. 6896 US Hwy 19 N Pinellas Park
  21. 750 4th St N St. Petersburg, FL
  22. 40715 US Hwy 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL
  23. 1410 66th St St. Petersburg, FL
  24. 1257 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL
     
Jimmy Fresh is best!

04/05/2017

Jeff Stevens

 

"At Jimmy John’s we have a high energy, fast-paced environment, the freshest bread, the highest quality all natural meats, and locally purchased fresh produce. My team loves to work here and we are extremely disciplined but have fun! My advice to any manager is be happy and ALWAYS pay attention to your bread. Fresh is best! Jimmy Fresh!”

-Jeff Stevens, General Manager, Clearwater, FL #1291

Spring Break with Sammie

03/31/2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year! SPRING. BREAK. ☀️

 

Your Spring Break may be winding down or just turning up, but in case you were wondering...here's how our boy Sammie does it.

 

Take notes! 📝

 

First things first, ya gotta go somewhere warm and sunny! You didn't go on vacation if you don't come back with some tan lines.

Sun - Jimmy John's

But be careful, wear some sunscreen! No one likes a burnt Sammie. 😏

 

You need a body of water! Whether it be a pool, a lake, or the deep blue sea...floating is a must.

Pool - Jimmy John's

BUT if you're going to float, float in style. 😎

 

And don't forget to save room for activities. Play some beach volleyball, it's a great way to keep that beach bod in check!

Volleyball - Jimmy John's

Pro Tip: If you wanna be a real bada$$, wear a bandana. Chicks dig it. At least that's what Sammie says...

 

Oh yea, get yourself some cocktails (must be 21 years or older)! You're on vacation ⛱

Friends - Jimmy John'sAnd make some friends along the way...life is good!

 

Most importantly, eat some good grub. 

Jimmy John's

Sammie recommended this place called Jimmy John's. Yea, I think it was called Jimmy John's. 😉

 

Now get after it!  

We Make It Happen

03/29/2017

Unknown

"I'm here by 6:00 AM every day, even earlier on Wednesdays for inventory. A typical morning for a Jimmy John's General Manager starts off with stretching bread to get it ready to be proofed and baked. I slice cucumbers, onions, celery, and then lettuce. Lettuce usually takes the longest, but I slice only the best quality heads of lettuce. I audit the closers from the night before, and confirm everything meets Jimmy John's standards. I set up our cold tables and rotate our all natural meats. I also brew tea, mix our housemade tuna salad, and slice tomatoes. After than, I was the dishes, clean the sinks, sweep and mop the kitchen floor, and then start slicing our all natural meats. By 10:30, my staff comes in and rock out perfect sandwiches, all day! We make it happen at JJ's"

- Chelsey Downey, General Manager, Pekin, IL #2870

Jimmy John's Owner Jimmy John Liautaud is Dealmaker of the Year!

03/23/2017

Jimmy’s kind of a big deal! Earlier this month, Jimmy John's owner Jimmy John Liautaud was honored as "Dealmaker of the Year" by Franchise Times for landing the deal with Roark Capital. This prestigious award recognizes the boldest players driving growth in franchising. 

  Jimmy John's Owner Jimmy John Liautaud receives the Dealmaker of the Year award

The Jimmy John's deal was a 34 year overnight success story. 19 year old Jimmy opened his first Jimmy John’s Sandwiches sub shop in Charleston, IL in 1983. His Dad loaned him $25,000, and the menu consisted of 4 subs for $2.10 each and 25 cent Cokes. Jimmy bought out his Dad and repaid the loan in 1985, and has grown the company into nearly 2,700 stores across 43 states with sales of more than $2.5 billion. The Jimmy John’s brand employs nearly 150,000 Americans between both Jimmy’s and franchised locations and continues to grow every day!

What has made Jimmy John's such a success? According to Jimmy: "Success is about being effective in tough situations. You have to create a vision, organize a team, meet often, remove obstacles, then sit back and watch the business grow. It also means not being right all the time. Respect must be continually re-earned."

 

Jimmy John's Owner Jimmy John Liautaud with wife Leslie Liautaud at the Dealmaker of the Year awards

 

Read more about this exciting achievement on the Chicago Business Journal