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“Working at Jimmy John’s, I’ve learned how to work hard. No matter what position you are, manager, inshop, delivery driver…you clean the bathrooms. You do that in front of your staff, lead by example. Don’t go tell someone to wash the toilets, you go wash it and make sure they see you with the brush, going in and cleaning. Then, when you ask someone else to do it, it won’t be a problem.”
-Matt Dodd, JJ Owner, Salem, MA

People of Jimmy John's


FullSizeRender[9]"As far as you think you can go in a day, you can probably go 10 times farther, but nobody is there to push you, so you don't do it. I think about how hard basic training was all the time and how great I felt once I accomplished it. It shows you the potential you have in yourself, even when you don't realize it.”

- Rich Lustfeldt, Guerilla Marketer, U.S. Army Veteran

Stages of Ordering Jimmy John's


Stage 1: Hunger

What's for lunch? Jimmy John's, duh.



Stage 2: Order Online at or on the JJ’s app like a pro

Desperately click “As soon as possible” delivery option.



Stage 3: Excitement

Your order has been submitted freaky fast!



Stage 4: The Countdown 

You start to get anxious, so you start watching Drake memes to keep yourself distracted



It's been 1 minute, why isn’t it here yet?!



Stage 5: Paranoia  

You go into your email to make sure you got the confirmation email. 



Okay, you got it. Should be here soon.



Stage 6: Celebrate!

Was that a knock on the door? But it’s only been 10 minutes!?



It's here! It's here!! 



Stage 7: Enjoy your Jimmy John's and take a nap

And the food coma kicks in, goodnight. 



People of Jimmy John's



"We have a lady that used to come in with her husband, we call her Mrs. Phyllis. She was a regular, and came into JJ’s all the time. Then over Christmas we didn’t see her… a whole month went by. I was out in the grocery store and I ran into her, and I said "Hey, what’s up? I haven’t seen ya.” And next thing you know she starts filling up with tears in the middle of the store and we’re hugging and she’s crying. I’m standing there thinking I hardly know this lady and I don’t know why she’s crying. Her husband evidently…by the way there is a good ending to this story…her husband had a pretty major heart attack and they weren’t sure if he was going to make it. He was really ill and they obviously hadn’t been able to come to Jimmy John’s. We kept in touch, exchanged phone numbers, and I would check in on them. Anyway, he has completely recovered and they’re back in the store like three times a week. They’re like family now.”
                                                               - Paul Welsh, Owner/GM, Monroe, NC




Jimmy John’s wants you to think outside the (lunch) box and bring out your creative side.  
Here’s some food inspired costume ideas that will leave everyone with hungry bellies. 
1. Pickle  

2. Bread Maker
3. Cookie  
4. Bacon  
5. Kale  
6. Falafel  
7. BLT 
8. S’mores  
9. Pierogi  

10. Tea  
11. Tacos 
12. Cupcake  
13. Spaghetti  

14. Sandwich 
15. Jimmy John's Delivery Family    
Delievery costume
 Happy Halloween! 
People of Jimmy John's



"There’s one place we deliver to that has a bunch of hills leading up to it and one huge, long incline. It’s so hard to get there on a bike, sometimes you want one of the other drivers to take it, but by taking it yourself you show everyone that you’re a leader.”

- Eduardo Carino, Delivery Driver, Beverly Hills, CA

People of Jimmy John's



"I've take over 309,000 deliveries. I guess you could say I'm not a 100-percenter, cuz that wouldn’t cut it here, I'm 110% JJ all the way. I'm the one, the only, the legendary, Big Al from Kentucky!" 

- Big Al, store #749, Louisville, KY

People of Jimmy John's



Jackie: “We met at this JJ's 2 years ago and my co-worker didn’t like me. It took like half a year for her to warm up to me.”

Cindy: “I just didn’t know her yet! It was just weird, for a long time it was just me here working in the morning and then all of a sudden she came over. But then I got to know her and I really, really liked her. The main thing for me was that she was a good worker and she knew what she was doing.”

Jackie: "And now she wants me to live with her!”

Cindy: “Yes! I always tell her, 'Come to my house! Let’s do stuff.' I’m like her mom. I was just telling her the other day how funny it is that the whole story has changed. Friendship rocks!" 

-Jackie Hernandez & Cindy Sanchez, Chicago, IL #592

People of Jimmy John's



"I grew up on the south side of Chicago where l lived the upper side of poverty. With me busting my ass now, it just shows how far I can come. Being able to live on my own at twenty-one, everything life throws at me is on me, I don’t really get help from anybody. Jimmy John’s changed my life, and my direction, they are people who support me, and a company that helps me grow as far as I'm willing to take it. I’ve got so many great friends at work now. Jimmy John’s helped me turn my life around.”

    - Austin Stubner, First Assistant, Channahon, IL #537 

Time is money


Jimmy John's We save you time and money
The average wait time at Jimmy John’s is 2 minutes and 8 seconds*
Among Jimmy John’s key competitors, it’s 5 minutes 33 seconds* 
Every time we serve a customer in-store, we save America 3 minutes 25 seconds 
Our average store serves 180 customers a day** 
That’s 615 minutes saved per store 
x2,300 stores and counting
Equals 1,414,500 minutes saved per day
x365 days a year

That’s one heck of a lot of time saved each year for America!
*based upon Technomic Speed of Service Study, March 2015; Competitive Set: Fast Casual Restaurants.
**estimated number of in-store customers based upon daily aggregate, chain-wide transactions for stores using reportable POS system.