Jimmy John's, a sandwich franchise, features the letters 'jj' in red with two red stars and white text.
Jimmy John's features red "jj" lettering and two red stars within a black circle, with the words "Jimmy John's sandwiches" in white text around the edge of this sandwich franchise.

About Us:

Some Franchise Information to Chew On!
At Your Fingertips!

Obsessed with Being The Sandwich of Sandwiches.

We're simple. We're fresh. We're fast. The Jimmy John’s concept has remained largely unchanged since 1983, and today, we’re one of America’s fastest-growing restaurant brands. Most importantly, people love our food – rooted in innovation with bold and unexpected sandwich experiences to keep them coming back for more! We’ve sold more than 2,600 franchise units, and we have lots of room to grow our brand. Keep reading for more Jimmy John’s franchise information!

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Jimmy John's

Franchise Information

What

we Do

Sandwiches

We make sandwiches — only sandwiches. Really fast. It’s simple: seven meats, two breads, and one cheese making 25 different sandwiches. We also introduce seasonal add-ons and limited-time offers, adding new and exciting ingredients to the menu, including summer wraps!

Delivery

 Delivery is our specialty. It gives us the edge and sets us apart. We keep our delivery areas small so our customers get their food fast and fresh.

CATERING

12-packs of Mini Jimmy®, 18 or 30-packs of Party Boxes, Box Lunches, and Lil’ Lunches — we can knock out a giant catering order with very little notice! Our system enables us to do this. We’re designed to say yes because we keep it simple — simple for our customers and for our franchisees.
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WE OWE IT TO OUR FRANCHISE OPERATORS

Our no-BS founder had the vision, but our 800+ franchise owners live it every day and, thanks to their unwavering commitment to excellence, are largely responsible for our unprecedented growth. They’ve held true to our vision and passion for the Jimmy John’s brand, and when you become part of our restaurant family, you can look forward to their guidance and advice. We’re in this together!
More Reasons Why
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Take charge of your future with a Jimmy John’s Sandwich Franchise

“TO BE GOOD AT YOUR JOB, YOU HAVE TO GIVE EFFORT AND CARE. IF YOU CARE, YOU’RE GONNA BE FINE.”

- HANK, JIMMY JOHN’S MANAGER

Take charge of your future with a Jimmy John’s Sandwich Franchise
Jimmy John's has a top-notch franchise leadership team for sandwich franchises.

“I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BRAND, THE WORK, ALL THE PEOPLE—HONESTLY I FELT SO AT HOME. MY BROTHER AND I DECIDED THIS WOULD BE A REALLY FUN THING TO DO FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.”

NICK AND ZACH VENZON, FRANCHISEES WITH 10+ LOCATIONS
Become a franchisee

Flexible Formats to fit almost anywhere

Here’s some Jimmy John’s franchise information to consider: with restaurant footprints as small as 800 square feet, modular buildout capabilities, and walk-up window, drive-thru, and patio options, the possibilities are nearly endless. You can also count on important vendor relationships that’ll get you the best ingredients, our proprietary POS system that makes it easier to run your restaurant, and our expert local and national marketing help get the word out, among many other perks!

How Jimmy John’s Sandwich Restaurant Brand Got Its Start

It all started when a 19-year-old opened his first sandwich shop in Charleston, IL…

Jimmy John’s history and franchise information go back to 1983 when Jimmy John’s dad gave him two options after high school graduation: join the service or start a business. As much as Jimmy appreciated the contributions made by our nation’s service members, he knew his skills would be better put to use running his own business. And so, with a $25,000 loan from his father (who would briefly be a business partner), Jimmy opened his first sandwich shop, serving only the freshest meats and baking the bread himself! 

Fast forward two years later, and Jimmy bought his dad out. Ten years later, he was overseeing ten sandwich shop locations, and in 1994, starting franchising his delicious idea to other bold sandwich lovers. 

Today, Jimmy John’s is one of the fastest-growing franchise concepts out there. Our growth is due in part to staying true to our roots — keeping things fast and fresh and maintaining a steadfast commitment to excellence.

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Three vertical stripes in red and black, representing a sandwich franchise, with red on the outer sides and black in the center.

Ready to roll

With Jimmy John's?

For a limited time, we are offering significant incentives for new store development commitments for 2023 - 2025.
For more detailed franchise information about our sandwich restaurant brand, contact us today.

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

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