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What Thanksgiving means to me


Jake Donovan

"Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The whole family gets together and it's the one time a year everybody in our family gets along. We actually like each other...and obviously, I love massive amounts of great food."

Jake Donovan, Store #3132, Salem, MA

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with JJ Day Old Bread


Raise your hand if stuffing is your favorite part of Thanksgiving! Did you know that Jimmy John’s day old bread is the perfect ingredient for delicious homemade stuffing? And it's only 50 cents a loaf! Stuff your tummy with this tasty homemade stuffing recipe.



  • 2 loaves of Jimmy John’s day old bread, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1 Spread



1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Cut the JJ bread into cubes and place them on a baking sheet. Once the oven is preheated, toast the bread for about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. 

2 Bread

3. Chop up the green onions, mushrooms, and mince the garlic. 

3 Step3


4. In a skillet, add the butter and olive oil on medium heat and wait until the butter melts. Then, sauté the green onions, mushrooms, and garlic for 10 minutes. You can add salt and pepper for taste if preferred.

4 Skillet

5. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, parmesan cheese, and chicken or turkey stock. Then, add in the bread cubes and green onion, mushrooms, and garlic mixture. (If the bread looks dry, you can add more chicken or turkey stock, I had to do this.) 


6. After mixed, transfer the mixture into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until it’s done. 

5 Bake

7. And done! Make sure to enjoy your stuffing with some delicious turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

6 Final


Happy Thanksgiving!  








“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