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August 2010

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Jimmy John's Welcomes Students Back to School!


Who's the most popular kid on Kansas State University's campus? THIS GUY! 



Drew Brees opening a Jimmy John's in the Big Easy? Fo Sheezy!


Saints quarterback Drew Brees kept his team on track in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and led the Saints to a 2010 Super Bowl championship. From the Super Bowl to JJ's Super Seal, Brees is jumping in as a Jimmy John's franchisee in New Orleans!


"It all starts with just really loving the product. I was exposed to Jimmy John's during my freshman year at Purdue. I ate there all the time and had it delivered to my dorm room all the time. I just loved the sandwiches. Honestly, I missed Jimmy John's so much from my time in the Midwest, and I thought that it was a great fit for what we were doing in New Orleans. The culinary arts is a big thing down here; there are the great restaurants and the great chefs; and so much of the culture is surrounded by food and dining. It's kind of neat to be part of that somewhat by owning my Jimmy John's franchise." - Drew Brees

Drew Brees and Jimmy John point to their favorite sandwiches on Jimmy John's menu.

Check out Drew's interview at

Keepin' it real: Jimmy John's Interview with Mancow








Riders and horses stop in for lunch at their favorite Jimmy John's!


JJ fans from Rocking L Ranch ride their horses to Jimmy John's in Morris, IL! 

Kevin Harvick Continues to Kick Butt!


Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Jimmy John's team battled back from a pit road penalty and a loose-handling car to finish 10th in the CARFAX 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. On Sunday he finished 1st in the Sprint Cup Series, securing his position as the points leader. Overall, KHI is kickin' butt! 

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#33 Jimmy John's Chevrolet getting some TLC before the next So Fast You'll Freak Racing event! 

Mile High Music Festival Sandwich Makers vs. Eaters



Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, "Big Sexy" Bryan Beard and Tim "Gravy" Brown will be competing in the Jimmy John's Freaky Fast Sandwich Makers vs. Eaters Contest at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver Colorado. Come 6:00pm on Saturday, August 14, blood and guts - or at least bread & cold cuts - will be flying on the Wolf stage as three major-league eaters sink subs as fast as JJ's freaky fast sandwich makers can assemble them.

Meet the Eaters:



 World Ranking: 4  
Age: 24 
Hometown: Chicago, IL 
Weight: 190 lbs 
Records: 16" Pizza - 47 Slices - 10 mins
7-Eleven 22 oz Sports Slurpee - 9 seconds 
Blueberry Pie - 9.17 lbs - 8 mins 
Pickled Jalapenos - 275 - 10 mins 

With his recent victory over both Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi in the chicken wing discipline on Spike TV, Pat Bertoletti has cemented his name in the competitive eating history books. Pat is a sweet specialist and holds nearly every pie record on the books. However, don't count him out of the more savory categories, as he clearly has a deep understanding of food. Pat graduated from culinary school in 2007. Most recently, Pat ate 67 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes and 85 Krystal burgers in 8 minutes.



 World Ranking: 32  
Age: 24 
Hometown: Aurora, CO  
Weight: 405 lbs 
Records - Chicken wings - 85 - 5 mins                   

Major League Eater and Belly Flop Extraordinaire Bryan Beard is performing in his hometown this Saturday. He qualified for Nathan's famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Championship for the first time in his young career in May. He got started competitive eating with a bet, which snowballed into a Major League Eater career. Big Sexy recently took down 85 chicken wings in 5 minutes, but his favorite food to eat competitively is cabbage. To each his own!





World Ranking: 10  
Age: 30
Hometown: Chicago, IL 
Weight: 195 lbs 
Records: Potato Wedges - 3.74 lbs - 8 mins
Soft Tacos - 28 - 5 mins 



The North Sider Tim Brown hit Coney Island to compete in the Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest and swallowed an impressive 33 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Brown runs five miles a day five times a week to build endurance. Brown takes his last meal on the day preceding a contest at noon. He hits the gym and nightcaps with a gallon or two of water to stretch his stomach. He dunks his food in Crystal Light, starting with raspberry and moving to orange to overcome his problem with flavor fatigue. He also tricks his brain into thinking it's not full. Brown says "I never get full. I don't get hungry. But that doesn't mean I don't love to eat."

It's National Sandwich Month!!


August is National Sandwich Month, and to celebrate this tasty month I'm featuring a different Jimmy John's sandwich every day for the next 20 days. It's the perfect excuse to have a sandwich delivered every day for the rest of August. Share pics, tell me how it tastes, and share the love. Peace!

 Thursday, August 12 - Turkey Tom Thursday

Friday, August 13 - Friday the #13th

Saturday, August 14 - Beachin' Beach Club

Sunday, August 15 - Gargantuan Hangover Cure

Monday, August 16 - #16 on the 16th

Tuesday, August 17 - Totally Tuna Tuesday

Wednesday, August 18 - Ultimate "Hump Day" Porker

Thursday, August 19 - Hunter's "Thirsty Thursday" Club

Friday, August 20 - Italian Friday Night Club

Saturday, August 21 - Country Clubbin' Saturday

Sunday, August 22 - Veg out with a #6 Sunday

Monday, August 23 - Give Monday the BOOTlegger Club

Tuesday, August 24 - Club Tuna Tuesday

Wednesday, August 25 - Pepe Wednesday

Thursday, August 26 - 5th Day of the Week #5

Friday, August 27 - #7 on the 27th

Saturday, August 28 - Slim Saturday

Sunday, August 29 - Billy Club Sunday

Monday, August 30 - J.J.B.L.T. Monday

Tuesday, August 31 - #2 Tuesday 

Kevin Harvick Makes a Surprise Visit


After finishing a kickass third place at Watkins Glen over the weekend, Kevin Harvick made a surprise visit to Jimmy John's headquarters in Champaign, IL.

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Check out Kevin and the No. 33 Jimmy John's Chevrolet this weekend August 14th at Michigan International Speedway. 
KHI rocks!!!!!

Freaky Fast Wedding Crasher


A JJ Facebook fan writes: "Jimmy John's saved our wedding!!! Freaky fast, fresh and friendly. Thanks Wayzata, MN Jimmy John's you helped me get married!!!"

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