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Merry Christmas, Santa's Watching

12/16/2016

Being a parent can be stressful. There’s lots to keep up with especially around Christmas time. Between gifts from Santa, stockings, and extended family coming into town, you’re swamped.

And now the season’s new tradition: Elf on the Shelf.

For those Christmas tradition newbies, these are magical elves that watch over your kids and report back to Santa.

Let the panic mode start.

Cuz it’s kinda weird...

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Never fear. As always, I’m here to help make one of the biggest season trends a little easier.

Meet Billy and Lulu, the Jimmy John’s Elves.

Meet the Elves

 

Here are 8 ideas if you’ve got a JJ crazed kiddo or you’re just lookin for a reason to visit me.

1. Got a cookie box with a catering order? Have left overs? Elves love to eat cookies! Billy and Lulu are no exception, they love to chow down on some Ghirardelli goodness, just like Mama made ‘em!

Eating Cookies

 

2. Don’t throw out the wrap paper from your sammies! These elves can be crafty! They’ll make anything into a Christmas decoration.

Paper Snowflakes

Don’t these snowflakes just warm your heart?

3. Everyone loves a little competition! Save those Mini Jimmy bags from your party and let ‘em throw down with a paper sack race.

Paper sack racing

4. Sammies always make me thirsty. Instead of throwing out your cups, let the elves cool down from all their playing with a little date night action

Date Night

5. Grab an extra bag of chips at lunch and use ‘em to make a toasty Elf hot tub! (‘cuz who doesn’t enjoy a nice hot tub when the weather turns chilly?)

Hot Tub

6. But ya never know what these rascals will get in to if ya leave ‘em alone with the Jimmy chips too long….

Chips

7. And you can’t forget to set out the cookies for Santa! These elves love to chip in when it comes to the big guy. Share your leftover JJ’s cookies (Who am I kidding, you’ll have to just buy an extra or two, cuz no one has left overs) from your cookie box for the man in red.

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8. And hey, if you’re feeling particularly jolly you can always share the love with your Elf by getting ‘em their own sammie and makin’ a bed for them to snuggle into.

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Sharing is caring after all!

And remember, no matter what they’re doing, they’re watching you! …and it’s creepy.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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We are a family!

12/14/2016

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“My favorite part about working at Jimmy John’s is the culture and what it creates. I’ve been with Jimmy John’s since 2004 and it’s why I’m still here. I’ve watched customers go through high school and college, get married, have kids, and they are still coming in! Our customers feed off of our culture and our employees feed off of it too. Jimmy John's is a lifestyle, it's a choice. We are a family!”

-Jason Oren, Area Manager, Sioux Falls, SD

Mini Jimmy-cation: Colorado Springs, CO

12/12/2016

Next stop...Colorado Springs!

 

If you're into snowboarding 🏂, skiing ⛷, or anything snow ⛄️...this is the time of year to visit! 

 

Just 60 miles south of Denver, you'll find this beautiful city sitting at the base of one of America's most famous mountains, Pikes Peak. But let's not forget to mention...

 

1. The Garden of the Gods

Could the name be more fitting for you and your 12 pack of Mini Jimmys? 

Garden of the Gods

Pop a squat, fuel up, and take on that snowcapped mountain...because, YUP, you guessed it... it's Pikes Peak!

 

2. Downtown Colorado Springs

I know, I know, I always say you need to visit downtown (insert city here). But you really do! You need the full experience.

Downtown

Downtown is perfect for holiday window shopping, or just finding a nice bench to sit on while you eat.

 

3. Memorial Park

This spot has a perfect view of the Front Range. 

Memorial Park

WARNING: This time of year, the lake is filled with geese. Guard your Mini Jimmys because anything goes out here. 😳

 

4. U.S. Olympic Training Center

This is where some of the best athletes in the world train! Hey, one day you could be training here...

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...training to eat, that is.

 

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Go on, go see the world! 🌎

 

But while you're out there, don't forget to visit us here:

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  1. 2710 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. 10 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO
  3. 817 Cheyenne Meadows Rd. Colorado Springs, CO
  4. 1035 Garden of the Gods Rd. Colorado Springs, CO
  5. 389 E. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs, CO
  6. 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO
  7. 4290 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO
  8. 9275 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO
  9. 1590 Briargate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO
  10. 3604 Hartsel Dr. Colorado Springs, CO
  11. 122 Tracker Drive Colorado Springs, CO
  12. 1515 Chiles Ave. Fort Carson, CO
  13. 3600 Magrath Ave. Fort Carson, CO
  14. 11605 Meridian Market View Peyton, CO
  15. 1773 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Monument, CO

 

 

 

Never Quit

12/07/2016

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"I never quit. When I put my mind to something, I not only finish, but I want to be successful. When I first started at Jimmy John’s, a customer would order a #11 and I would freeze! I remember thinking, ‘How am I ever going to remember every sandwich?’. It took me a little while to learn all of the sandwiches, but I stuck with it, and it got easier. Never quit, just keep moving forward, work harder than everyone else, and you will be successful. The only thing stopping you, is you.”

-Brenly Williams, Inshop, Medesto, CA #3465

Mini Jimmy-cation: Olympia, WA

12/05/2016

Next stop...the capital of Washington state! Olympia!

...Yea I thought it was Seattle too.

 

1. Solo Point

If you look out in the distance you can see the mountains between the break in trees. On a clear day you'll get the best view! 

Solo PointBuuuuut if you look up close you will find your one, true love. 😘

 

2. Percival Landing Boardwalk

The boardwalk runs along Budd Bay and is located in the heart of downtown! If this doesn't make you wanna blast 'Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding then I don't know if we can be friends...

Percival Landing

Boats and sandwiches, go together like peanut butter and jelly. Right?

 

3. Capitol Lake

You're in Olympia! You've gotta stop by Capitol Lake, where you'll also get a glimpse of the capitol building.

Capitol LakeA building where they make very important decisions, like what's for lunch?

 

I'll give you a hint...

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Once again...get your wanderlust on!

 

And don't forget to visit the local JJ's here:

JJ's near Olympia

  1. 4530 Martin Way E Olympia, WA
  2. 1200 Cooper Point Rd SW Olympia, WA
  3. 6029 41st Division Dr Fort Lewis, WA
  4. 5114 Point Fosdick Dr NW Gig Harbor, WA
  5. 8520 Steilacoom Blvd Lakewood, WA
  6. 4027 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA
  7. 7925 S Hosmer St Tacoma, WA
  8. 3411 S 23rd St Tacoma, WA
High Standards

12/01/2016

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“My biggest accomplishment is to challenge myself to be the best. I am really proud of running this restaurant to the highest standards. I do that by following Jimmy John’s systems and procedures with full integrity, finding good people, catching them doing it right, and keeping them by appreciating what they do and pulling them up when they need it. I think one of the most important parts of my job is teaching these young guys how to work hard and move up. It’s been pretty awesome to not only hire these guys, but to promote them within Jimmy John’s. It gives them the confidence that they can succeed at whatever they want to do in life, if they work hard.”

-Robert Ashworth, General Manager Concord, CA #2976

Mini Jimmy-cation: Louisville, KY

11/28/2016

Gateway to the South! The home of fried chicken, the Kentucky Derby, and fried chicken.

Yea. It's worth mentioning twice. 

Louisville here we come! ✈️

 

1. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Yep. This is where Louisville Slugger baseball bats are made, who woulda thunk? And lemme tell ya, it's worth the visit. Pick up an engraved bat for a family member...makes for the perfect Christmas gift!

Louisville Slugger Museum

And no, you can't buy the huge bat leaning on the building...I asked.

 

2. Downtown Louisville

I don't think I have to say it, but I'll say it. Check out downtown!

Downtown Louisville

Good times on Fourth Street Live, good times. 😏

 

3. Big Four Bridge

Geography Lesson: This bad boy crosses over the Ohio River to connect Louisville to Jeffersonville, IN. But it also lights up at night and looks pretty sweet.

Big Four Bridge

Yea sorry, no photo of it at night. What do you think this is? I can't do all the work...

 

4. Churchill Downs

This is where the Kentucky Derby is held! If you're smart you'll stop by for a Mint Julep and watch a few races.

Churchill Downs

If you're really smart you'll grab a pack of Mini Jimmys before you go.

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Now get out there and show Louisville what ya got! 

And don't forget here's where you can find all the local JJ's.

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  1. 3507 Poplar Level Rd. Louisville, KY
  2. 341 W. Cardinal Blvd. Louisville, KY
  3. 3901 Dutchmans Ln. Louisville, KY
  4. 4000 Shelbyville Louisville, KY
  5. 301 E. Market St. Louisville, KY
  6. 415 W. Jefferson Louisville, KY
  7. 332 W. Broadway Louisville, KY
  8. 7500 Preston Hwy. Louisville, KY
  9. 1321 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY
  10. 4919 Brownsboro Rd. Louisville, KY
  11. 5420 Hwy. 62 Jeffersonville, KY
  12. 5023 Mud Ln. Louisville, KY
  13. 976 Baxter Ave. Louisville, KY
  14. 5105 Dixie Highway Louisville, KY
  15. 6405 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY
  16. 1120 Veterans Pkwy. Clarksville, KY
  17. 12903 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY
  18. 10520 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY
  19. 4828 Norton Healthcare Blvd. Louisville, KY
  20. 3001 Charlestown Crossing Way New Albany, KY
  21. 2221 State St. New Albany, KY
  22. 9156 Taylorsville Rd. Louisville, KY
  23. 12915 Factory Ln. Louisville, KY
Day Old Bread Dressing for Thanksgiving Procrastinators

11/23/2016

I know you've probably been trying to avoid thinking about Thanksgiving dinner: political talk, relationship talk and questions about why you're wearing spandex pants are probably all things you want to dodge. But if this post is suddenly reminding you that you need to bring a dish because sitting at the adult tables means that you're, well, an adult, then you're in the right place. 

Procrastinators of America, I'm here for you.

Check out the simplest dressing recipe you'll ever find. (That doesn't come from a box) And of course, you'll need a few loaves of JJ's day old bread! 

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What you'll need:

2 loaves of JJ's day old bread- you can grab it from your local JJ's while it lasts!

2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions

1 1/2 cups celery

1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons sage

1 tablespoon rosemary

1 tablespoon thyme

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 large eggs 

3/4 cup unsalted butter *

2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth *

 

*Not pictured above for ~artistic~ value

 

Here's what ya gotta do:

1. Melt 3/4 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium- high heat, then add your onions and celery. Cook until softened and beginning to brown.Cooking1

 

2. Now you're gonna toss your veggies into a large mixing bowl with bread that has been torn into 1" pieces, stir in your herbs, salt and pepper and drizzle 1 1/4 cups of broth over the mixture. Let it cool down for a bit. 

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3.  Crank up the heat in your oven to 350°F. While it's gettin' hot in there, whisk together your eggs and 1 1/4 cup of chicken broth, then toss it over the bread mixture and mix it around. 

4. Transfer your entire mixture to a oven safe baking dish, cover it with foil and let it bake for about 40 minutes. Then uncover, and let it brown for about another 40 minutes. 

It should look a little something like this:

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Make sure it cools down a bit before you serve it, or your family may just not be able to speak.....

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Smiles are contagious

11/16/2016

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"'Welcome to the best day of your life!' That’s what I say the first time you come into my Jimmy John’s. It might be cheesy, but it gets people to come back. If you’re a regular, I'll have your sandwich ready before you even get to the register. If you ask for cheese, I’ll tell you we have a delicious provolone. My job is to lead by example and make the customer smile, just like Jimmy did when he started JJ’s. People have many restaurant choices, so when they choose my store, I want them to feel special and I want to earn their trust so they come back often. Smiles are contagious, and people don’t get enough hugs or smiles.”

-Estuardo Gordillo, General Manager, Fullerton, CA #2913

Mini Jimmy-cation: Boston, MA

11/11/2016

I know Fall is winding down, but here's one final taste of crisp Autumn air! Bahhhston, here we come 😎

1. Boston Common

This is the OLDEST city park in the United States and it's located downtown. Immerse yourself in everything Boston!

Boston Common

You owe it to yourself to grab a 12pk of Mini Jimmys, sit in the park, and soak up the history...but also make friends with the squirrels. They are EVERYWHERE and they have no fear. 

Squirrell

FYI - The JJ's on Charles St. S is within walking distance...

 

2. Harvard

Harvard, Harvard, Harvard...where do I start? I'm not the smartest guy, but I know a nice campus when I see one! 

Harvard

What a view. 😍😍😍

 

3. Beacon Hill

More history with this one! This historic neighborhood is full of beautiful homes that undeniably supply some of the best Insta content...

Beacon HillSnap, Snap away my friends! 📸

 

4. Boston Public Garden

Looking for a peaceful place to devour a whole 12pk to yourself? This is the perfect spot!

Public Garden

Secluded eating is the best eating. People say that, right?

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Now get out there and explore Boston!

HEY, don't forget...here are the JJ's in the area 👇

 

Boston JJ's

  1. 12 Charles St. S Boston, MA
  2. 512 Park Dr. Boston, MA
  3. 60 Valenti Way Boston, MA
  4. 413 D St. Boston, MA
  5. 380 Western Ave. Boston, MA
  6. 1 Mt Auburn St. Watertown, MA
  7. 1250 Hancock St. Quincy, MA
  8. 170 Neelam St. Newton, MA
  9. 911 Washington St. Braintree, MA
  10. 475 Winter St. Waltham, MA