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Blown away by the culture


Paul Wofford

“I went to a Jimmy John’s in Indianapolis and I was blown away by the culture, the contemporary feel, and the simple menu. It was spotless and the employees were so with it. I thought, WOW, this is something else. We started researching, and visited other Jimmy John’s locations. We went through a drive thru and I see a young employee dancing and singing while washing dishes, loving her job. Now when was the last time you saw that at a restaurant?!”

-Paul Wofford, pictured with Alison Wofford, Arizona & Nevada Franchisees, #331, #2466 & #2739. 

I Worked My Way Up


Steven Forzano

"I've been with the company about 3 years. I had never heard of Jimmy John's until I started working here. I was new to the state, they didn't have it where I was from. But I'm proud of how I worked my way up. Started as a driver, then Manger in Training, the 2nd Assistant, 1st Assistant, now I'm the General Manager. The classic story, except it only took about 9 months. I didn't expect that to happen, not that fast." 

-Steven Forzano, General Manager, Roanoke, TX #2879 

Jimmy At Home: Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing


Good news- the holidays are only a couple days a way! With loads of family time, friends and holiday cheer, you may need a quick and easy-to-make dish to impress everyone at Thanksgiving dinner. (and maybe they won't ask you to just bring chips & dip next year 😉)


Check out this tasty recipe for Apple & Cranberry Stuffing using a few loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old Bread!! 

Apple & Cranbery Stuffing using Jimmy John's Day Old Bread


What to order from JJ's:

3 Loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old Bread (available until it's gone- so grab some early in the morning)


What You'll Need At Home:

Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing Ingredients


1 stick of butter

1 teaspoon of Parsley Flakes

1 teaspoon of Rosemary Leaves

1 teaspoon of Thyme Leaves

1 cup of chopped onions

2 cups of chopped celery

2 medium tart apples, cored and then chopped

1 6 oz bag of dried cranberries 

3 loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old bread, cut into bite size pieces

1 can of chicken broth

1 cup of apple juice



 What to do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Then, in a large skillet or pot (large is key!) melt your butter. Add your chopped celery and onion then stir continuously while cooking for about 5 minutes or until they're soft. Stir in your apples, cranberries and spices!

Ingredients for Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Stuffing cooking


2. When you're done with step 1, place your Day Old Bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. 

Jimmy John's Day Old Bread cubed


3. Add the stove top mixture, broth & apple juice. Toss until it's well mixed. 

Mixing Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing


4. Put the mixture into a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, remove foil and bake another 20 minutes until lightly browned and heated.


5. Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!


Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing



Keep Moving Up!


Kaylie Waller

“I’m only 22. I was 20 when I started as the General Manager. I think that’s pretty cool. I go to school, work a full-time job, and have my own apartment. I’m proud of that. I want to be an Area Manager and then keep moving up. I don’t know, maybe I’ll open my own store!"

-Kaylie Waller, General Manager, Arlington, TX #624

Jimmy At Home: Dill Pickle Soup


It's National Pickle Day, let's celebrate JJ style!

You might be thinking, "WHAT? Pickle soup?!" But if you're a pickle lover like me, this is for you!

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup Bowl 1


What to order from JJ's:

1 pickle bucket, you'll use about 3 whole dills (12 quarter slices), diced

1 stick of day old bread (or more, if you're a bread guy like me 😉)


What you'll need at home (serves 6-8):

  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (smaller dice)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups dill pickle juice (from JJ pickle bucket)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 


Jimmy John's - Ingredients 2


What to do:

1. In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots, and butter.

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup Potatoes 3

Jimmy John's - Carrots 4


2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender.

Jimmy John's - Boiling 5


3. Add diced Jimmy Pickles and continue to boil.

Jimmy John's - Pickles 6


4. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sour cream and water, making a paste. 

Jimmy John's - mix 7


5. Vigorously whisk sour cream mixture (2 tablespoons at a time) into soup. (This will also break up some of your potatoes which is totally cool. You might see some initial little balls of flour form, but between the whisking and boiling all will disappear. Don't stress!)


6. Add Jimmy Pickle juice, Old Bay, salt (to taste), pepper and cayenne. 

Jimmy John's - Cayenne 8


7. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat.


Your new fave Jimmy Pickle Soup is ready to EAT! (Don't forget to let it cool a bit.)

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup 9



All about simplicity


Chris White

"Everything comes down to simplicity, 30 second sandwiches, and deliveries out the door in 4 minutes. If we deliver on what we say we can do, I don’t think anyone can compete with us. It’s a simple concept and I think that’s what sets us apart."

-Chris White, Fort Worth, TX area franchisee, #2879, #2410, #1878, #1566


Don't be afraid to be who you are!


Brianna Cavner

"I used to always care what people thought about me, but I realized no one cares what I’m doing as much as I think they do. It took me a while to figure that out. Don’t be afraid to be who you are!"

-Brianna Cavner, Inshopper, Champaign, IL #9015