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Appetizers for the Game That Can't Be Named

01/31/2017

Sunday’s a pretty big day for two things: football and food. I’m not much of a sports dude, but I do know a thing or two about feeding people. While I might be the man behind the man behind the sandwich, my expertise doesn’t stop at sandwiches.

If you’re planning a party for the game that can not be named, check out some tasty recipes below, and good news, they all use yummy Jimmy John’s grub! 

Jimmy John's Appetizers

 

1. Jimmy John’s Day Old Bread Cheese Tray 

Feeling fancy but short on time? Grab a few cheeses to top some Jimmy John’s Day Old Bread (available at your local JJ’s until it’s gone!) and make yourself a super classy cheese tray.…well I mean, as classy as you can be while drinking beer and watching football.

Jimmy John's Day Old Bread Cheese Tray

This one has some delicious Goat Gouda, Rosemary Manchego, and Brie cheeses!

 

2. Jimmy John’s Oven Fried Pickle Spears

If you haven’t heard, Jimmy John’s Pickles are a pretty big dill 😏 and the only way to make them better than Mother Nature did is by covering them in carbs and dipping ‘em in ranch. (It’s true.)

Fried Pickles from Jimmy John's Pickle Spears

Grab a couple Pickle Buckets from your local JJ’s (each one has 16 spears) and check out this super easy but yummy recipe for Oven Fried Pickle Spears: http://pennywisecook.com/oven-fried-pickles/

 

3. Day Old Bread Pizza

This one’s a classic that never fails. Everyone loves pizza, simple as that.

Jimmy John's Day Old Bread Pizza

All you need are a couple sticks of Day Old Bread, pizza sauce and your favorite toppings! http://www.homemadeinterest.com/french-bread-pizza-sticks/

 

4. Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s like buffalo wings but slightly less messy and you can use bread as a spoon. Doesn’t get better than that, my friends.

Jimmy John's Day Old Bread Buffalo Chicken Dip

Here’s how to make it: https://www.franksredhot.com/recipes/franks-redhot-buffalo-chicken-dip-RE1242-1 and don’t forget to grab some Day Old Bread to dip in it!

 

5. Spinach & Artichoke Day Old Bread

People love Spinach & Artichoke dip, but no one likes double dippers (keep that in mind next time you go in for seconds.) Here’s a way to curb the problem: stack your dip right on top of some Day Old Bread, pile it with cheese and bake!

Jimmy John's Spinach and Aritchoke Day Old Bread

It’ll make your heart and your tummy happy! http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/09/16/spinach-artichoke-dip-cheesy-bread/

 

6. Triple Chocolate Chunk cheesecake bites

The name says it all and it’s alllllll delicious. You can use your favorite cheese cake recipe (or this one: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/philadelphia-3-step-cheesecake-51208.aspx) just skip the crust and use Jimmy John’s Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies instead!

Jimmy John's Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie cheesecake bites

 

7. Jimmy John's 

If you just don’t feel like cooking, I’m here for ya. Grab a 12 or 24 pack of Mini Jimmys, some party platters or boxed lunches and you’re done!

  Jimmy John's catering spread

Mini Jimmy-cation: Tucson, AZ

01/25/2017

I'm 90% sure that wherever you are and whoever you are, you're ready for some sunshine right about now.

 

Peel yourself off the couch and away from that show you've been binge watching, because you deserve a Mini Vacay!

 

Tucson here we come! ☀️☀️☀️

 

1. Saguaro National Park

Face it, you need some fresh air and a good view to get you out of hibernation mode. Take a drive down Saguaro's curvy roads and soak up the open land for hours. 

Mini Jimmys

I promise you won't regret it, especially if you bring some tasty snacks along for the ride. 🙃

 

2. University of Arizona

Swing by the university, it's a beautiful campus with lots of smart people walking around. 

Mini Jimmy box

It's easy to spot the smart ones. They're usually carrying a box of these bad boys ^ 🤗

 

3. Sabino Canyon

This place is a cactus forest. 🌵 Everywhere you look...cactuses (that's how you say it, right?) It's unlike anything you've ever seen! 

Mini Jimmy

You could hike all day long, which is a great excuse to eat all day too!

 

4. Mt. Lemmon at Sunset

If you don't find yourself at the top of Mt. Lemmon by sunset at least once in your lifetime, you ain't doin' it right..

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and if you don't have some JJ's with you too, you really ain't doin' it right. 

 

Enough talking about it, LET'S GO!

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Don't forget to visit us here

Map of Tucson Jimmy John's locations

 

  1. 63 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ
  2. 749 N. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ
  3. 2575 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ
  4. 910 W. Irvington Rd. Tucson, AZ
  5. 4356 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ
  6. 5411 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ
  7. 2485 N. Swan Tucson, AZ
  8. 6310 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ
  9. 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, AZ

Happy Cheese Lover's Day!

01/20/2017

It’s National Cheese Lover’s Day 🧀

Jimmy John's Provolone Cheese

But let’s be honest, what day isn’t? Cheese is the ultimate ultimate. It makes the bad days good and the good days even better. I’ll be honest, if I had to chose between cheese and people, well...

Cheese!

 

And here’s why:

 

Cheese doesn’t leave you on read.

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Remember that time cheese made you go out on a Saturday night after you were already in your pajamas in the middle of a Netflix binge? Probably not, because it didn’t happen.

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People get mad if you try to melt them and then dip chips in them. Cheese doesn’t.

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Cheese doesn’t look at all your Instagram photos but never like them. (cuz it doesn’t have eyes.)

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Cheese will always let you be big spoon.

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Cheese doesn’t think it’s better than anyone, it can hold its own at a wine tasting but isn’t too good for a pizza place, ya know?

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Cheese doesn’t talk about you behind your back.

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Cheese will binge watch Game of Thrones with you and won’t even try to hit on you

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If something’s a little bland, you just sprinkle some cheese on it and BAM!, the flavor train’s pulling into the station. (ProTip- works on people too.)

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Cheese will always be there to comfort you after a long day.

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In conclusion:

Jimmy John's cheese

 

and if you love cheese too, check out these JJ subs that come with yummy provolone cheese:  

Slim 1, Slim 5,  Slim 6, #1 Pepe, #5 Vito, #6 Vegetarian, #7 Gourmet Smoked Ham Club, #8 Billy Club, #9 Italian Night Club, #10 Hunter’s Club, #11 Country Club, #12 Beach Club, #13 Gourmet Veggie Club, #15 Club Tuna, and the JJ Gargantuan. (but you can always add cheese to any sammie!)

Sky's the Limit

01/19/2017

Jimmy John's employee

"I’m very proud of how quickly that I have moved up at Jimmy John’s. I do my best to lead by example by working my butt off and having fun while doing it. If the store needs help on my day off, I come in to help. When my team needs help, I’m there for them. I just enjoy being around my JJ’s family. We put our aces in the right places which allows me to focus on slicing and stretching bread. We rock it out while also taking care of our customers. The support of my team, my family and my fiancé have given me so much confidence, that the sky’s the limit for me at JJ’s!" 

-Brittney Wade, 1st Assistant Manager, Lafayette, IN #9024

Cheers to 34 more!

01/13/2017

Today in 1983, Jimmy John's owner Jimmy John Liautaud opened the doors for the first time to the students at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. He chose Charleston because his brother Greg, and two cousins went to EIU, and the location was surrounded by bars. Perfect! Students drink, they get hungry, Jimmy John's would stay open late and feed them. Boom!

Jimmy John found a site- a two car garage that had been remodeled into a pizza joint which eventually closed down. From what started out as one 19 year old dude making subs in a converted garage, to over 2,600 locations across the U.S., here’s a little look back at how we got started!

Man, we're getting old. 

Charleston, IL - January 13, 1983

 Jimmy John’s Owner, Jimmy John Liautaud’s Original Store

Jimmy John Liautaud's first store was a hole in the wall near EIU that Jimmy lived in for 10 years. Oh EIU - nothin like Mother's and Ike's cheeseburgers. Good times! Old Style beer was still cool then, wasn't it?

 Jimmy John’s Original Store – Then & Now

Before you head to Charleston to visit the OG Jimmy John's, the place was falling apart and Jimmy had to move it. 👎 Boo.

Jimmy John’s Charleston Store Museum

BUT, don't worry, the new location in Charleston is pretty sweet and still has tons of history, complete with it's own museum that you should definitely check out! 

Jimmy John Liautaud’s 1983 Menu

The menu in 1983 was simple: 4 sandwiches delivered to your dorm by Jimmy himself. Every college kid's dream!

Jimmy John’s Owner Jimmy John Liautaud with His Sandwiches

Yep, that's 19 year old Jimmy John Liautaud. JJ may have changed a little in 34 years, but his sammies haven't! With a few more sandwiches added to the menu, and a lot more stores under his belt, Jimmy built the sandwich empire that you know and love today.

 

Keepin it Old School: 

Jimmy John Liautaud’s Delivery Van in 1985

In 1985, delivery became a means of survival. Instead of bringing the party to Jimmy John's, Jimmy would bring sandwiches to the party! We didn't invent sandwich delivery but we sure did perfect it eh?

Jimmy John’s Opens More Stores

Jimmy John’s Signature Style

By 1994, Jimmy had 10 sub shops. Ten years, ten stores, and Jimmy was only 30 years old! America, what a country!

 

 Jimmy John’s Serving the CustomerJimmy never made a business plan and never intended for Jimmy John's to be as big as it is today. He learned that the biz isn't sexy, it's hard work, it's long hours, and it can be brutal. He worked late nights and weekends and took the toughest jobs for himself. He installed a stereo system, played loud music, and created a very cool work environment. (It still is to this day, if you're looking for a job *wink wink*)

Jimmy John Liautaud’s First Store Today

Thanks for taking a walk down Jimmy John's memory lane. Same sandwich, same story, 34 years in biz today! 

Thanks for 34 years of love America! Cheers to 34 more!

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It's Simple!

01/11/2017

Jimmy John's Employee

"I’m a Catering Manager and have been with Jimmy John’s for 6 ½ years. It makes me happy and proud that our stores’ Catering Managers are growing the business by educating customers about the brand and generating catering sales. My goal is to make my team’s day better than mine. We make sandwiches…so have fun with it! It’s simple and people like simple. I love my job and I love JJ’s."

-Emily Costa, Catering Manager, Colorado Springs, CO #3056

Mini Jimmy-cation: Houston, TX Street Art Edition

01/09/2017

And awaaaay we go, next stop...Houston! ✈️

 

Houston has a lot to offer, one thing being...TONS of street art. Here are a few of my favorites!

 

1. Greetings from Houston

Located at 3601 White Oak Dr., this mural is a great place to start your Houston adventure. 

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This building is actually a little gelato shop. Need more convincing? There's a JJ's 4 minutes away, .6 miles to be exact. 😏

 

2. Biscuit Paint Wall

You can find this colorful wall in Montrose, which is a super cool neighborhood...

Mini Jimmy boxwith LOTS of good eats.

 

3. Discovery Green

This public park is full of some bada$$ art...and it's the perfect spot for mini photoshoots 📸

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Mini Jimmy photo shoots, that is.

 

4. Downtown 

This mural is actually painted on the side of the JW Marriott downtown, how cool! 

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Just keep an eye on your Mini Jimmys.

 

5. Houston is Inspired

You got that right! This is just a tiiiiny glimpse of the street art in Houston. So...

Mini Jimmy boxGet out there and see the rest for yourself!

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But let's not forget who got ya there, come see us here:

Map of Jimmy John's in Houston area

  1. 174 Yale St Houston, TX
  2. 2505 Bagby St Houston, TX
  3. 3231 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX
  4. 820 Main St Houston, TX
  5. 500 Dallas St Houston, TX
  6. 5161 San Felipe St Houston, TX
  7. 4701 Calhoun Rd Houston, TX
  8. 2401 W Holcombe Blvd Houston, TX
  9. 5727 Westheimer Houston, TX
  10. 9778 Katy Freeway Houston, TX
  11. 1106 Silber Rd Houston, TX
  12. 5201 W 34th St Houston, TX
  13. 5124 Bissonnet St Bellaire, TX
  14. 6001 Hillcroft St Houston, TX
  15. 9079 Katy Freeway Houston, TX
  16. 10535 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX
  17. 12124 Greenspoint Dr Houston, TX
  18. 6388 North Eldridge Parkway Houston, TX
  19. 1120 Eldridge Parkway Houston, TX
  20. 12161 Katy Freeway Houston, TX
  21. 5840 W Sam Houston Parkway S Houston, TX
  22. 12303 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX
  23. 14550 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX
  24. 1270 N. Fry Houston, TX
  25. 6608 A Highway N Houston, TX
  26. 12925 FM 1960 Rd W Houston, TX
  27. 6940 FM 1960 W Houston, TX
  28. 4407 A FM 1960 W Houston, TX
  29. 10504 Broadway St Pearland, TX
  30. 10850 Louetta Rd Houston, TX
  31. 9490 FM 1960 Bypass Rd W Humble, TX
  32. 5830 Highway 6 Missouri City, TX
  33. 7316 Louetta Rd Spring, TX
  34. 6011 FM 2920 Rd Spring, TX
  35. 2276 Lone Star Dr Sugar Land, TX
  36. 17330 Spring Cypress Rd Cypress, TX
  37. 400 W Bay Area Blvd. Webster, TX

Hard work pays off

01/04/2017

Jimmy John's Employee

"At Jimmy John’s, our goal is to be the best, not the biggest. That’s why we serve made-from-scratch food with quality ingredients. Our veggies and meats are brought in fresh and sliced daily. We bake our French bread all-day, every day. We do everything fast and we give our customers’ great service! It’s hard work, but it gives me a lot of pride. I’m proud of my team and I feel great about myself. At the end of a busy day, I feel like we have accomplished something, something big. Hard work pays off!"

-Chris Burns, General Manager, Olympia, WA #2356