Jimmy John’s is one of the fastest-growing quick-serve franchises in the United States, with an average of about 200 new locations opening up per year over the last few years. The chain focuses completely on sandwiches, offering only bags of chips, cookies and soda on the side.
The chain is named for owner Jimmy John Liautaud, who chose to open a restaurant in 1983 after his father ordered him to either go into business or join the military. Liautaud actually initially experimented with a hot dog stand, but found it was actually more economical to open a sandwich shop on his limited budget.
Delivery is built into the DNA of the company, as Liautaud experienced success at his first location by delivering to college students at the nearby Eastern Illinois University. This formula worked so well that by 1985 he was already opening a second location and buying out his father’s half of the business. Franchising began in 1993, and by 2010 there were a thousand locations nationwide.
The Jimmy John’s menu is about as stripped-down as can be. The sandwiches mostly vary in what type of meat they use, coming standard with just lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. Bread choices are limited to white and wheat. Jimmy John’s makes this very basic formula work with fresh bread, better-quality meat than comparable low-cost chains and a simple, satisfying deliciousness to their recipe. They also embrace the “Freaky Fast” philosophy, often putting a sandwich together before the customer is even done paying for it and getting deliveries out at light speed.
Jimmy John’s Menu keeps their meat choices to a similarly basic formula — customers choose from various combinations of roast beef, turkey, ham, tuna, salami and capicola. It’s definitely a meat-eaters paradise, as vegetarian options are limited to one veggie sandwich. Cheese is optional and costs a little extra with most sandwiches. Cookie options are also kept simple with only chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin available, but there is a larger selection of chips and sodas.
Jimmy John’s currently has a presence in 44 of the 50 states, and Liautaud still owns the majority of the business. About 98% of the locations are franchisees. The company has made a number of efforts to increase their visibility through sponsorships of athletes such as UFC and WWE performer Brock Lesnar and NASCAR racers Kevin Harvick and Rusty Wallace. They also sponsor the annual Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 500 race at the Chicago Speedway.
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Jimmy John’s Prices
|Jimmy John’s 8″ Sub Sandwiches|
|The Veggie||8 in.||$5,99|
|Totally Tuna®||8 in.||$5,99|
|Turkey Tom®||8 in.||$5,99|
|Big John®||8 in.||$5,99|
|Jimmy John’s Plain Slims®|
|Ham & Cheese||8 in.||$4.49|
|Roast Beef||8 in.||$4.49|
|Tuna Salad||8 in.||$4.49|
|Turkey Breast||8 in.||$4.49|
|Salami, Capicola, Cheese||8 in.||$4.49|
|Double Provolone||8 in.||$4.49|
|Jimmy John’s Giant Club Sandwiches|
|Bootlegger Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Club Tuna®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Club Lulu®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Hunter’s Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Country Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Beach Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Gourmet Veggie Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Gourmet Smoked Ham Club||8 in.||$7.49|
|Billy Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Italian Night Club®||8 in.||$7.49|
|Ultimate Porker™||8 in.||$7.49|
|Other Sub Sandwiches|
|The J.J. Gargantuan®||8 in.||$8,99|
|Jimmy John’s Sides & Drinks|
|Real Potato Chips||$1,50|
|BBQ Jimmy Chips||$1,50|
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$1,50|
|Raisin Oatmeal Cookie||$1,50|
|Jimmy John’s Party Platters|
|15 Piece Sandwiches Platter||5 sandwiches||$35,99|
|30 Sandwiches Platter||10 sandwiches||$65,99|
|Jimmy John’s Party Subs|
|Jimmy John’s Party Sides|
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie Tray||12 Pc.||$17.99|
|Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Tray||12 Pc.||$17.99|
|Six Of Each Cookie Tray||12 Pc.||$17.99|
|Jumbo Kosher Dill Pickle||Bucket||$4.50|
Please note that prices may differ across locations. For the current prices at your preferred location we suggest to visit the website of Jimmy John’s.