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Spread Smiles


Jimmy John's - Nick Mercier

“My coworkers are awesome, I love everyone here. I also love customer interaction, it’s a lot of fun talking to people and making their day. I always try to be positive; we all have bad days so I do my best to make other people smile.”

- Nick Mercier, Delivery Driver & Catering Manager, Champaign, IL #9003

Craft your attention to detail


Jimmy John's - Brian Hottashed

"I like to play music. I play guitar, but I also like sound engineering and recording; audio production kind of stuff. It’s a good way to craft your attention to detail and it’s the easiest way for me to express myself. Sometimes I feel like I’m better at communicating with music than talking, if that makes sense?”

- Brian Mottashed, Delivery Driver, Urbana, IL #9008

Deliveries & Dogs


Jimmy John's - Samuel Trowb

“Running deliveries is actually really fun. You get to go places, be outside, and listen to your own music. Plus, I get to pet a lot of dogs. Recently, I was delivering to a house, the customer answered the door and their dog just ran out. I was like, ‘here hold this!’ Luckily I chased down the dog, but it was really nice. I got a good tip and I got to play with the dog!”

- Samuel Towb, Delivery Driver, Urbana, IL #9008

Being a Delivery Driver


Jimmy John's - Darin Beals

“I worked at Jimmy John’s a while back, then took a break, moved across the country and did some other things. I came back here to go to college, and being a driver worked well with my schedule. But back when I was younger, I used to run deliveries out the door to my car and jump over the hood. I’m not even kidding, like Bo Duke style sliding. I would clear the hood running from the curb. Sometimes ya gotta add a little finesse to it!”

- Darin Beals, Delivery Driver, Ypsilanti, MI #9027

Work and School


Jimmy John's - Markus Dorsey

“I needed a part time job that worked around my school schedule and this one is perfect. It’s a fast-paced restaurant environment, but it’s a steady schedule. Which is exactly what I needed. I’m studying Media Arts and Production; so editing, recording, that kind of thing. It’s obviously a popular dream to say, ‘I want to direct a movie’ or ‘I want to write my own story’. Yeah, I want to do all of those things, but that’s the end game for the profession. There are still SO many levels to it. You don’t have to give up if you don’t make it to Hollywood, so that’s where I get my motivation.”

- Markus Dorsey, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9039

Be genuine and honest.


Jimmy John's - Crystal Price

"Be genuine and honest. Don't be fake. Some people think I can be too direct or blunt, but I just tell it like I see it. I think, if I'm honest from the get-go things work out better...unless it's like about a woman's wedding dress. If she loves it, tell her you love it too! But other than that, sugar coating just makes things confusing for everyone."

- Crystal Price, 1st Assistant Manager, Champaign, IL #9039

Jimmy John's Locations Affected By Hurricane Michael



Below is a list of individually owned and operated Jimmy John's franchises that are reopening after Hurricane Michael. 

We will update this post as we receive more information.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Michael.


2205 S. Highway 77, Lynn Haven, FL - reopen

4440 W. Main St., Ste 5, Dothan, AL - reopen 

100 Pier Park Drive, Ste 105, Panama City, FL - reopen 

1080 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL - reopen 

699 W. Gaines St., Unit 104, Tallahassee, FL - reopen  

4527 Woodruff Rd., Columbus, GA - reopen 

3217 Macon Rd., Columbus, GA - reopen 

7175-A N. Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL - reopen 

720 N. Navy Blvd., Ste A, Pensacola, FL - reopen 

913 Rucker Blvd., Ste 38, Enterprise, AL - reopen 

983 Highway 98 E., Destin, FL - reopen 

51 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Warner Robins, GA - reopen 

44 Eglin Parkway Northeast, Fort Walton, FL - reopen 

4771 Bayou Blvd., Ste C16, Pensacola, FL - reopen 

501 E. Gregory St., Ste C, Pensacola, FL - reopen 

780 Grand Blvd., Ste 110, Miramar Beach, FL - reopen 

34896 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL - reopen 

5331 N. Palafox St., Ste A, Pensacola, FL - reopen 

3285 S Ferndon Blvd., Crestview, FL - reopen 

792 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton, FL - reopen 

4650 Forsyth Rd., Ste 155, Macon, GA - reopen 

100 S Wilkinson St., Milledgeville, GA - reopen 

781 Spring Street, Ste 102, Macon, GA - reopen 

2700 Dawson Rd., Ste 3, Albany, GA - reopen 

13791 US Highway 19 S., Thomasville, FL - reopen

1337 Baytree Rd., Valdosta, GA - reopen

1450 Timberlane Rd., Tallahassee, FL - reopen

2047 West Pensacola St., #2, Tallahassee, FL - reopen

1890 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL  - reopen 

1925 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL - reopen


Below is a list of individually owned and operated Jimmy John's franchises that have reported closures due to Hurricane Michael.


736 N. Tyndall Pkwy., Callaway, FL










My Mom


Jimmy John's - Brandon Taylor

“My mom is for sure one of my role models. She came to America from Nicaragua when she was 15. She came here knowing no English at all. I want to do as much as I can to give back to her. She’s always giving, she’s always been there for her mom and her family, and if it weren’t for her none of us would be here. Seeing her give to so many people even when we didn’t have much to give means a lot to me. She’s done so much for everyone else, I want to do the same thing for her.”

- Brandon Taylor, Delivery Driver, Champaign, IL #9039



Jimmy John's - Nate Brockmeyer

“I’m originally from Baltimore, MD. My parents are in the military so we moved to Tucson when I was in high school, then they moved to Germany and I stayed in Arizona to go to college. It was stressful. I grew up in Maryland for 14 years and then left all my friends behind, then supported myself through college. I’m really proud of that.”

- Nate Brockmeyer, General Manager, Tucson, AZ #412

Find a passion, stick to it, and enjoy it


Jimmy John's - Wallys Villar 2

“I don’t really worry about being an adult all the time even though I have 3 children and I’m technically an ‘adult’. I’ve found a place in my life where I’m happy and I get to have fun, and that shows in my work. I like what I do, which is great; and what I do allows me to do other things I love. I’m a paintballer. I play Division III paintball and I get to travel the country doing it. Find a passion, stick to it, and enjoy it.”

- Wallys Villar, General Manager, Midvale, UT #945