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Treat Everybody Right


Jimmy John's - Craig Ferris

“Just continue working hard, and don’t give up because you never know who you’re going to meet. I met my business partner because he was a regular where I served coffee. That’s the thing, I was upbeat, had a good attitude and he noticed. We connected and now I have this amazing opportunity. Just treat everybody right and with respect.”

- Craig Ferris, Franchisee, Vestal, NY #4152

My Dad is my Role Model


Jimmy John's - Vincent Murray

“My dad is my role model, for sure. He’s done some pretty great things in his life. He’s such a hard worker; was a police officer and a SWAT team commander. He’s been a football coach for over 20 years. It’s just crazy what he’s accomplished and what he has the gumption to do. My dream is to have healthy kids and for them to look at me the way I look at my father.” 

- Vincent Murray, 1st Assistant Manager, Plymouth, MI #364

I Feel Blessed


Jimmy John's - Max Murray&Bro

“I enjoy being a twin a lot, it's cool. I definitely feel blessed, and I just think about how I’ve always had him by my side no matter what. We get along and we’re into the same things - it’s a special thing to have. Right now we’re both studying to be welders. It’s so interesting to us, so we decided to stick with it and get certified or maybe get our Associate’s.”

- Max Murray (left), General Manager, Livonia, MI #2276

Strive to be Kind


Jimmy John's - Marissa White

Strive to be kind, patient and understanding when dealing with the conflicts and problems of others. Use empathy when trying to make a difference in someone's life who may be less fortunate. Learn all that you possibly can to improve your inner, core self to achieve your dreams and promote a positive learning environment where others can achieve their dreams too!
- Marissa White, General Manager, Charleston, WV #3954
My Nephew


Jimmy John's - Benito Castanon

“I love hangin’ out with my nephew. He’s 9 years old and basically lives with me. We watch wrestling and just chill together; he’s so awesome. I’m his godfather so we’re really close, and I feel a big responsibility to be someone he can look up to. We don’t have a lot of positive male figures in our family, so I try to be that for him. We all need that.”

- Benito Castanon, General Manager, Saginaw, MI #33

I look up to my dad


Jimmy John's - Anthony Cicone

“I look up to my Dad, big time. He was a single father, he went to school and worked full-time, but he never missed a Boy Scout meeting or a baseball game; he didn’t miss a single thing. I’ve always said if I’m half the father that he was to me, I’m good. I’ll be the happiest man in the world.”

- Anthony Cicone, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9039

Don't Be Stuck In Fear


Jimmy John's - Jacob Tieder

“Don’t be stuck in fear. Don’t let fear of change or fear of the unknown rule your life. I’ve jumped off cliffs in Atlanta, stood at the top of the Empire State Building, gone on really sketchy fair rides and I’m terrified of heights, but now I have those experiences and stories to tell. I just try to say yes as much as possible and I don’t live in fear. I mean, I have fear, but I don’t let it dominate my life.”

- Jacob Tieder, Training Manager, Champaign, IL

Like Yourself


Jimmy John's - Aly Armentrout

“When I was a kid, I was kind of an introvert. I didn’t have a lot of friends, so I was really bothered by the, ‘what if nobody likes me?’ kind of thing. But as the years went by, I was like, I’m content with who I am. I’m a cool person and if someone doesn’t want to be friends with me that shouldn’t be a reason to dislike myself. I think once people start to understand, like hey, not everybody is going to get along. You can’t be upset if somebody doesn’t like you because that’s just the way the world works. Just like yourself. Like yourself, and it’ll all work out.”

- Aly Armentrout, 2nd Assistant Manager, Champaign, IL #9039

My dream


Jimmy John's - Avion Mapson

“My dream is to become a Psychologist and then, do photography on the side. I want to be a social worker in a high school and help kids. I went through a lot as a kid growing up. Bullying, depression, and all that. So whatever I can do to help, I want to. And photography is just something I really love. Whenever I get the chance, I’ll go out and take pictures of whatever I can.”

- Avion Mapson, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9039

See the good


Jimmy John's - Dalton Woolridge

“I try to see the good in everything. It’s easy to only talk about your bad days, but even a bad day has its’ ups. Everyone has those days, it happens, but you gotta find those ups and focus on them.”

- Dalton Woolridge, Delivery Driver & Catering Manager, Urbana, IL #9036