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Saints quarterback Drew Brees kept his team on track in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and led the Saints to a 2010 Super Bowl championship. From the Super Bowl to JJ's Super Seal, Brees is jumping in as a Jimmy John's franchisee in New Orleans!
"It all starts with just really loving the product. I was exposed to Jimmy John's during my freshman year at Purdue. I ate there all the time and had it delivered to my dorm room all the time. I just loved the sandwiches. Honestly, I missed Jimmy John's so much from my time in the Midwest, and I thought that it was a great fit for what we were doing in New Orleans. The culinary arts is a big thing down here; there are the great restaurants and the great chefs; and so much of the culture is surrounded by food and dining. It's kind of neat to be part of that somewhat by owning my Jimmy John's franchise." - Drew Brees
Check out Drew's interview at Entrepreneur.com.
Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Jimmy John's team battled back from a pit road penalty and a loose-handling car to finish 10th in the CARFAX 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. On Sunday he finished 1st in the Sprint Cup Series, securing his position as the points leader. Overall, KHI is kickin' butt!
Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, "Big Sexy" Bryan Beard and Tim "Gravy" Brown will be competing in the Jimmy John's Freaky Fast Sandwich Makers vs. Eaters Contest at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver Colorado. Come 6:00pm on Saturday, August 14, blood and guts - or at least bread & cold cuts - will be flying on the Wolf stage as three major-league eaters sink subs as fast as JJ's freaky fast sandwich makers can assemble them.
Meet the Eaters:
PATRICK "DEEP DISH" BERTOLETTI
World Ranking: 4
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Weight: 190 lbs
Records: 16" Pizza - 47 Slices - 10 mins
7-Eleven 22 oz Sports Slurpee - 9 seconds
Blueberry Pie - 9.17 lbs - 8 mins
Pickled Jalapenos - 275 - 10 mins
With his recent victory over both Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi in the chicken wing discipline on Spike TV, Pat Bertoletti has cemented his name in the competitive eating history books. Pat is a sweet specialist and holds nearly every pie record on the books. However, don't count him out of the more savory categories, as he clearly has a deep understanding of food. Pat graduated from culinary school in 2007. Most recently, Pat ate 67 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes and 85 Krystal burgers in 8 minutes.
BRYAN "BIG SEXY" BEARD
World Ranking: 32
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Weight: 405 lbs
Records - Chicken wings - 85 - 5 mins
Major League Eater and Belly Flop Extraordinaire Bryan Beard is performing in his hometown this Saturday. He qualified for Nathan's famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Championship for the first time in his young career in May. He got started competitive eating with a bet, which snowballed into a Major League Eater career. Big Sexy recently took down 85 chicken wings in 5 minutes, but his favorite food to eat competitively is cabbage. To each his own!
TIM "GRAVY" BROWN
World Ranking: 10
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Weight: 195 lbs
Records: Potato Wedges - 3.74 lbs - 8 mins
Soft Tacos - 28 - 5 mins
The North Sider Tim Brown hit Coney Island to compete in the Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest and swallowed an impressive 33 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Brown runs five miles a day five times a week to build endurance. Brown takes his last meal on the day preceding a contest at noon. He hits the gym and nightcaps with a gallon or two of water to stretch his stomach. He dunks his food in Crystal Light, starting with raspberry and moving to orange to overcome his problem with flavor fatigue. He also tricks his brain into thinking it's not full. Brown says "I never get full. I don't get hungry. But that doesn't mean I don't love to eat."
August is National Sandwich Month, and to celebrate this tasty month I'm featuring a different Jimmy John's sandwich every day for the next 20 days. It's the perfect excuse to have a sandwich delivered every day for the rest of August. Share pics, tell me how it tastes, and share the love. Peace!
Thursday, August 12 - Turkey Tom Thursday
Friday, August 13 - Friday the #13th
Saturday, August 14 - Beachin' Beach Club
Sunday, August 15 - Gargantuan Hangover Cure
Monday, August 16 - #16 on the 16th
Tuesday, August 17 - Totally Tuna Tuesday
Wednesday, August 18 - Ultimate "Hump Day" Porker
Thursday, August 19 - Hunter's "Thirsty Thursday" Club
Friday, August 20 - Italian Friday Night Club
Saturday, August 21 - Country Clubbin' Saturday
Sunday, August 22 - Veg out with a #6 Sunday
Monday, August 23 - Give Monday the BOOTlegger Club
Tuesday, August 24 - Club Tuna Tuesday
Wednesday, August 25 - Pepe Wednesday
Thursday, August 26 - 5th Day of the Week #5
Friday, August 27 - #7 on the 27th
Saturday, August 28 - Slim Saturday
Sunday, August 29 - Billy Club Sunday
Monday, August 30 - J.J.B.L.T. Monday
Tuesday, August 31 - #2 Tuesday
After finishing a kickass third place at Watkins Glen over the weekend, Kevin Harvick made a surprise visit to Jimmy John's headquarters in Champaign, IL.
Check out Kevin and the No. 33 Jimmy John's Chevrolet this weekend August 14th at Michigan International Speedway.