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Where we share the stuff you share with us.

All in the family

05/04/2016

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"I said yes to this job because I felt something nice inside, and now I love this. My wife is a 1st assistant, my brother is a biker, my sister is a manager in training. Everyone started as inshop, with a little bit of hours and now it's our lifestyle. I like this and I think I'm doing a good job. I try to share the love with my team."

- Nicolas Acuna, General Manager, Quincy, MA #2850 

People are the best part

04/27/2016

 

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"The people are the best part. Everyone who works here is just really fun to hang out with. They’re always interesting, they always have something to tell, something that just makes my day. That’s always what I look forward to when I come into work. Why is it this way at JJ's? Not sure but I like it! - Kaz Makishima, 1st Assistant Manager, Rohnert Park, CA 

 

I Love Makin' it Happen

04/06/2016

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"It’s the hardworking and fast paced culture I thrive in. I hold my teammates accountable for speed, I lead with speed, I hold my teams accountable to make it happen and that attracts people who want to lead, make it happen and make a difference. That’s what makes my team in Santa Rosa some of the best operators in the industry. I don’t plug people in, I set them up to win. I help them get there. I audit, I coach, I redirect. And then we share the profit. I love America, I love JJ's, I love makin it happen. 
- Jordan Rakes, Area Manager, Santa Rosa, CA 

 

All about the Freaky Fast

03/30/2016

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"I love working on the line and making sandwiches, it's way fun...I don't know what it is exactly. I guess I feel accomplished when I work fast and do it well. My customers are amazed by the speed, I think they kinda dig how fast we all move."

- Joseph Nunez, Delivery Driver, Salem, MA Store #3132

 

 

The Evolution of your Spring Break Sammie

03/21/2016

Spring Break is in the air! Along with wet t-shirt contests, sweaty frat bros, beer bongs, and debauchery. And let’s not forget about all those late nights stuffing your face with Jimmy John’s in a bikini.

But Spring Break wasn’t always this way, and a Gargantuan with extra mayo at 2am wasn’t always your sandwich of choice. Think back to those family trips to Disney World, amusement parks, and Ft. Lauderdale. There you were, floating in a sea of beer bellies and jorts eating a Slim 6 cut in half.

Spring Break used to be an innocent week off of school. You would return rejuvenated and glad you didn’t have to hang out with your parents anymore. Those innocent days are not behind us, hang in there people.

 

Ages: 0-10

Spring Break Trip: Road Trip to Disney World or some other fairytale land…

Sammie: Slim 1-6

Words can’t describe this you. You were living the dream. Literally, you were in a place where dreams came true. You had your sammie in one hand and mom’s hand in the other. No one was stopping you.

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Ages: 10-18

Spring Break Trip: Some beach resort that somehow only had families your age or people over 70

Sammie: Subs 1-6

You were starting to realize Spring Break could also be spent with friends, but you were cool with the fam…for now. Your taste buds evolved a tiiiiny bit and you started getting lettuce on your sammie. And don’t forget playing Marco, Polo with that kid from some town you’ve never heard of, oo la la.

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Ages: 18-30

Spring Break Trip: Okay, trashy Spring Break scene. It’s on!

Sammie: The Gargantuan

Here’s what we’ve come to know as Spring Break. These are the years you’ve been waiting for, but also the years you’ll soon want to forget. The only explanation needed is that you will spend this chunk of your life eating Gargantuans, and pretty much anything else you can get your hands on.

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Ages: 30-60

Spring Break Trip: Abroad, wineries or places where there are no other humans

Sammie: Unwich

You’re smart, you’ve got a big kid job, you might have a family. You have responsibilities and now you eat lettuce wraps. Well you try to… These are the years of “What are you? Like, 12?” and “It’s too loud in here, let’s go home.”

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Ages: 60+

Spring Break Trips: LOL, your backyard.

Sammie: Your usual.

You made it. Retirement. Your life is one giant Spring Break trip and you spend your time relaxing, golfing in your backyard, and telling your grandkids about the good ‘ol days. By this time you have your usual sammie. You’ve tried them all, but one just sticks.

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All about the bread

03/09/2016

Pplofjjs

"I've always told people it's Jimmy's bread. Because, I mean, the moment I had Jimmy John's...I got a #9 and I was like, 'wow, this is good stuff.' The bread sold me, it is so addicting. And the meats are quality, everything about it is quality, but it starts with the bread. There's just something about it, tastes so good!"

 
-Billy Creeley, Area Manager in Boise, ID, Store #1930

 

I asked you to snap me your best face swaps and things got weird

03/03/2016

Every once in a while, the future slaps us right in the face. Sometimes so hard, it slaps our face right off and transforms us all into creatures from a horror movie. 

So without further ado, here are the top 10 slightly uncomfortable but absolutely beautiful Face Swap snapchats from you guys.

All I have to say is- what a time to be alive.

 

1. This Unwich face: 

Unwich

 

2. Whatever's happening here:

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3. Our fearless leader (I think) 

Jimmy

 

4. Looks like Fluffy got a face lift: 

Cat

 

5. I'm not sure if he contoured right, but that's none of my business 🐸☕️

Lipton Tea

 

6. Is this how the aliens get in?

Plug

 

7. Is this just how cats look now? I'M QUESTIONING EVERYTHING. 

Cat 2

 

8. I bet this historical figure never saw this coming...

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9. Not sure I need a birthday cake THAT bad 

Cake

 

10. Might be time to find a new babysitter, Mom. 

Babysitter

 

Thanks for the chuckle, America. 

 

 

This Kid Thinks Food is Too Cute to Eat…

02/26/2016

  

Riiight.

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 8.56.56 AMSaid no one ever.

Now, now, adorable young boy. We understand that you’ve only been on this planet for a miniscule amount of time, but your opinions on food will rapidly change. In approximately 5 years (or less) you will be eating everything in sight. “Oh my gosh! Those cookies are so cute!” Bye cookie. “That sandwich looks perfect!” Bye sandwich.

 

2Great question, Mom.

What should we do with it?! You’re asking what we should do with the FOOD?

 

3WRONG.

The correct answer is eat the food, you eat the food, kid.

 

4Help you with the first bite? That’s actually the nicest thing anyone will ever offer you.

 

5WRONG, AGAIN.

Um, yes you may help me with my first bite. Jesus kid, don’t you realize this is the ONLY time in your life someone will offer to help you eat?

Someone get this young man a Jimmy John’s sandwich, one bite and he’ll never think anything is “too cute to eat” again

Making ordinary people extraordinary

02/25/2016

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"Managing people and building a solid relationship to empower employees to work fast and accurate is very difficult. But I've become a master at it, here's how: I show them exactly what to do myself. Then I let them try it. When they first try what I showed them it's very awkward, so the only thing I comment on is what they are doing really well, I don't focus on what needs improvements. Then I meet with them each week and review what they learned, how they are doing and then I reset new goals for the up and coming week. I'm always with them jamming it out so as a result my team is completely self motivated. So much that I don't even need to be here all the time as they execute like rockstars now whether I'm there or not. I love leading but mostly I love watching my team grow confidence and ability. I take ordinary people and teach them to do extraordinary things. It’s so cool when you can actually do it!"

-Jacob Turner, General Manager, Store #1195 Thornton, CO

Lead by Example

02/17/2016

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"Everybody that's higher up from me has never made me feel like I'm lesser, and I think that's really, really important. That's something that no other job has provided me the feeling of. Everyone is really, really nice and down to earth and it never feels like they're above me, and I absolutely adore that. I can totally be myself here, and I can thrive on that. Jimmy just leads by example and people do what he does. Jimmy's example makes me work harder, thanks Jimmy!" 

-Ariel Harbour-Laxton, Las Vegas, NV Store #2267