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Love what you do

07/26/2017

Jennifer Feeney

"Everyone has a special purpose in life. It’s just a matter of finding out what it is. You may jump through a lot of hoops to get there, but that’s okay. I started at a vet clinic, then I sold scrubs, and then I worked at a day care.  Now I’m at Jimmy John’s, and I’ve finally finished nursing school. It’s okay to change your direction! There is something out there that you will love doing every single second of your day. You’ll figure it out as long as you’re working hard and following what your head and heart say.”

-Jennifer Feeney, Inshop, Normal, IL #2714

 

 

 

Jimmy At Home: Spinach Artichoke Bread Pudding

07/24/2017

Jimmy John's French Bread Spinach and Artichoke Bread Pudding

 

Need a dish to pass but maybe you're not SO good in the kitchen? I got you.

Check out this tasty Spinach Artichoke Bread Pudding recipe using Jimmy John's Day Old Bread. It'll leave all your friends wondering when you went to culinary school. #goals

 

What to order:

2 loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old Bread (available everyday until it's gone!)

 

What you'll need at home:

14 oz can of artichokes

4 oz frozen spinach, dry

2 large eggs

8 oz Brie cheese

1 Tbsp butter 

1 oz Parmesan cheese

1/2 C sour cream

1 C whole milk

Parsley, oregano, salt & pepper to taste

 

Jimmy John's Day Old French Bread and Spinach Artichoke Bread Pudding

What to do: 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a casserole dish. (9x9 is preferred, but I used a large dish and didn't mess anything up!)

In a large bowl, mix together the bread, spinach, artichokes & spices.

In a bowl, mix together milk, sour cream, & eggs until blended. Pour the egg custard (fancy eh?) over your bread mixture and toss it all together to combine. Mix in about 6 oz of the brie and the parmesan cheese!

Jimmy John's Day Old Bread recipe

Transfer the bread pudding to the casserole dish and place the remaining brie on the top sporadically. Cover the dish with foil and let it sit on the counter for about 30 minutes.

Bake covered for 45 minutes and then uncovered for about 10 minutes.

Spinach Artichoke Bread Pudding using JImmy John's Day Old Bread Baking

Let cool, then serve and devour!

Spinach and Artichoke Bread Pudding using Jimmy John's Day Old Bread

 

 
 
Our Journey Has Begun

07/19/2017

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"We stopped at a Jimmy John’s on our way home from Wisconsin, and after eating there we were like, ‘let’s look into this!’ So the next day I filled out the franchisee inquiry online, got a call, and we set up an appointment. Within about a week we went to Jimmy John’s headquarters in Champaign. We went the day after the Cubs won the World Series, so we had all of our Cubs gear on. From there, our journey began!”

 - Christina Longoria, Franchisee, Miami, FL #576 and #2729

 

 

Never Give Up

07/12/2017

Jimmy John's Employee

"It's important to never give up. No matter how hard it is, keep trying. Don't give up! In the end, you'll be really proud of yourself. Jimmy John's is my first job and I started when I was 17 years old. Now I'm 19 and the 1st Assistant Manager, I've taken my job seriously and it's paying off!"

-Hadley McCullough, 1st Assistant Manager, Danville, IL #3055

 

Jimmy At Home: Hot Pepe & Pineapple Sliders

07/07/2017

We all know Jimmy John's is Where Fresh and Fast Meet, but when you wanna slow it down a bit, I'm here for ya too. 

Check out this tasty Jimmy John's menu hack for when you've got a few extra minutes at home! These Pepe & Pineapple sliders are perfect for dinner, tailgates or a backyard luau! 🌴

Jimmy John's Pepe Sandwich

 

What to order:

Pepe (all-natural ham & tasty provolone cheese), no mayo, no veggies, add Dijon

Your favorite Jimmy Sides

 

What you'll need at home:

1 can of pineapple rings 

Grill 

 

What to do:

1. Preheat grill

2. Once grill is hot, open your Pepe and place bread side down to toast. Toast until the cheese is gooey and melted! 

 

Jimmy John's grilled pineapple and ham sliders

 

3. Place pineapple rings on grill, flipping once, and grill until each side is browned.

Jimmy John's Pepe Sandwich with Pineapple

 

4. Place three slices of pineapple on your sub from end to end. Close your sandwich and slice into 3rds! 

Jimmy John's Pepe Sliders

 

5. Enjoy warm with your favorite Jimmy Chips or a Pickle Bucket! 

Hot Pepe and Pineapple Sliders

 

 

 

 

Jimmy John's Owner Dan Vansteenburg empowers employees to work for themselves!

07/06/2017

Meet Jimmy John's owner Dan Vansteenburg!

He's the second-largest franchise owner with stores in Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin and Massachusetts!

Jimmy John's Owner

Former school teacher, Dan Van, became a Jimmy John’s owner 16 years ago in Roseville, MN. After some initial success, Dan set a goal to open 30 more locations. He and his team are now rockin’ out and serving tasty subs to folks in 59 stores across 4 states!

Best-in-class product and an extremely structured organization is what drew Dan to the company. Dan says that Jimmy John Liautaud, Jimmy John’s owner and founder, is who he admires in the industry, “As a franchisee, my number one rule is to do what Jimmy is doing. In Jimmy, I have a successful leader and one who always speaks and acts from a place of genuine authority because he is doing what I am doing every day.”

Dan’s everyday routine varies from day-to-day, he says, “I work closely with the Jimmy John's management team to test various strategies, products, and best practices. I help remove obstacles and I high-five my rock star staff.” Dan still makes subs and spreads the JJ love to his customers! 

Read more about Dan’s story here. For more information on our founder, like Jimmy John Liautaud on Facebook.

You can learn a lot from your passions

07/05/2017

Jimmy John's Employee

 "If you enjoy something, stick with it. If you’re passionate about it, be passionate about it. That takes some discipline and hard work, but it can take you places. You can learn a lot from your passions, whatever they may be.”

-Ben Donaldson, 2nd Assistant Manager, Champaign, IL #9015

What are you proud of?

06/29/2017

Jimmy John's Employee

“I'm lucky to give kids an opportunity at JJ's, especially through the hiring process. I try my best to read people and always give them a chance. I put a lot of effort and pride into that because I want people to succeed. That’s kind of a cheesy answer, but it’s something that I really believe in. But outside of work, I’m really proud of my family and proud to be a dad. We have a 1 1/2 year old, and she’s just perfect. She’s so fun and cute. I feel like I contributed a little bit to that, but it’s mostly her mom. Her mom really makes her personality shine.”

-Nolan Hanley, General Manager, North Las Vegas, NV, #2890

Mini Jimmy-cation: Las Vegas, NV

06/28/2017

✈️ Watch out! We're headed to the Sin City...

 

AKA the City of Lights✨...

 

AKA America's Playground...

 

Yep, LAS VEGAS!

 

Here are some Not-So-Vegas-Things to do in Vegas (because, let's face it, we all know what The Strip has to offer):

 

1. Neon Boneyard Park

This park stretches over 6 acres and features thousands of old Vegas casino signs! 

Jimmy John's Neon Boneyard Park

I'm gonna be honest, it was 115 degrees the day I visited so the park was closed. BUT here's a photo of the outside sign! Enjoy!

 

2. Fremont Street

It's just underrated. If you want that Vegas experience, but the old school way...Fremont is the place to be.

Jimmy John's Fremont Street

And as if things aren't good enough on Fremont, the closest JJ's is 3 minutes away! So close you can smell that fresh baked bread...

 

3. Seven Magic Mountains

These colorful boulder towers are stacked over 30 feet high and just 30 minutes from The Strip. YOU MUST GO! And fast!

Jimmy John's Seven Magic Mountains

It's only viewable until May 2018! So grab a snack (Jimmy John's would probably be the best option), a friend (Jimmy John's might be a good option for this too), and go see it!

 

4. Lake Mead

If you've never seen a GIGANTIC lake in the middle of a desert then you should probably go see Lake Mead. I mean, it's a lake....in the middle of the desert.

Jimmy John's Lake MeadRemember to bring plenty of water and food doesn't hurt either. Especially when it's made with all-natural meats that are hand-sliced daily...

 

5. Hoover Dam

While you're visiting Lake Mead stop by the Hoover Dam, it's incredible!

Jimmy John's Hoover Dam

Dam, that's a good lookin' sandwich.

 

Some may say it's dam good, dam fast, dam fresh...

 

...and dam tasty...

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Okay, okay! But, don't forget to visit us at any of the locations listed here:

Jimmy Johns Las Vegas

  1. 4469 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV
  2. 2950 S Durango Dr Las Vegas, NV
  3. 2204 W Charleston Las Vegas, NV
  4. 7331 W Lake Mead Blvd Las Vegas, NV
  5. 5463 S Rainbow Blvd Las Vegas, NV
  6. 495 S Main St Las Vegas, NV
  7. 9435 W Tropicana Ave Las Vegas, NV
  8. 10870 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV
  9. 4800 S Maryland Las Vegas, NV
  10. 5801 W Craig Rd Las Vegas, NV
  11. 2595 E Craig Rd North Las Vegas, NV
  12. 2450 Windmill Ln Henderson, NV
  13. 9985 S Eastern Ave Henderson, NV
  14. 1321 W Sunset Rd Henderson, NV
  15. 310 W Lake Mead Pkwy Henderson, NV

 

 

 

 

We love our customers!

06/21/2017

Jimmy John's Employee

"We have a regular who comes in almost every day and we always talk. My wife and I have become really good friends with him and his wife. We’ve even gone to Thanksgiving at their house and have gone to a Diamondbacks game. We talk in and out of work. I love building relationships and that’s something that goes back to when I first moved here from Mexico. I couldn’t speak English for like 8 years. So, once I was able to speak the language I was like, ‘Talk to me, I want to be your friend!' One of the coolest things about working at Jimmy John’s is that I get to build relationships with our customers and sometimes even make good friends.”

-Hector Mejia, General Manager, Mesa, AZ #2552