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Keep Moving Up!

11/15/2017

Kaylie Waller

“I’m only 22. I was 20 when I started as the General Manager. I think that’s pretty cool. I go to school, work a full-time job, and have my own apartment. I’m proud of that. I want to be an Area Manager and then keep moving up. I don’t know, maybe I’ll open my own store!"

-Kaylie Waller, General Manager, Arlington, TX #624

Jimmy At Home: Dill Pickle Soup

11/10/2017

It's National Pickle Day, let's celebrate JJ style!

You might be thinking, "WHAT? Pickle soup?!" But if you're a pickle lover like me, this is for you!

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup Bowl 1

 

What to order from JJ's:

1 pickle bucket, you'll use about 3 whole dills (12 quarter slices), diced

1 stick of day old bread (or more, if you're a bread guy like me 😉)

 

What you'll need at home (serves 6-8):

  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (smaller dice)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups dill pickle juice (from JJ pickle bucket)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

 

Jimmy John's - Ingredients 2

 

What to do:

1. In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots, and butter.

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup Potatoes 3

Jimmy John's - Carrots 4

 

2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender.

Jimmy John's - Boiling 5

 

3. Add diced Jimmy Pickles and continue to boil.

Jimmy John's - Pickles 6

 

4. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sour cream and water, making a paste. 

Jimmy John's - mix 7

 

5. Vigorously whisk sour cream mixture (2 tablespoons at a time) into soup. (This will also break up some of your potatoes which is totally cool. You might see some initial little balls of flour form, but between the whisking and boiling all will disappear. Don't stress!)

 

6. Add Jimmy Pickle juice, Old Bay, salt (to taste), pepper and cayenne. 

Jimmy John's - Cayenne 8

 

7. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat.

 

Your new fave Jimmy Pickle Soup is ready to EAT! (Don't forget to let it cool a bit.)

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup 9

 

 

All about simplicity

11/08/2017

Chris White

"Everything comes down to simplicity, 30 second sandwiches, and deliveries out the door in 4 minutes. If we deliver on what we say we can do, I don’t think anyone can compete with us. It’s a simple concept and I think that’s what sets us apart."

-Chris White, Fort Worth, TX area franchisee, #2879, #2410, #1878, #1566

 

Don't be afraid to be who you are!

11/01/2017

Brianna Cavner

"I used to always care what people thought about me, but I realized no one cares what I’m doing as much as I think they do. It took me a while to figure that out. Don’t be afraid to be who you are!"

-Brianna Cavner, Inshopper, Champaign, IL #9015