Jimmy Johns - Sandwich Franchise

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If you’re looking to grow your portfolio to include a bold and delicious brand that has wide appeal, Jimmy John’s multi-unit franchise opportunities are the way to go!

You have questions — we have your franchise FAQ answers! Find more information here or reach out to our franchise development team to learn more about Jimmy John’s franchise requirements.

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You can count on our help from the very start, continuing for as long as you own your Jimmy John's sandwich shop franchise.

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Take charge of your future with a Jimmy John’s Sandwich Franchise
There are dozens of Jimmy John's sandwich franchises available for sale from coast to coast.

Jimmy John’s Franchise FAQs

Candidates will need $200,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $1,000,000 to open up to 3 units.

Here’s the shortlist: capable, competitive, genuine, and community-minded. You must have a love for our sandwiches, a devotion to our customers, and the need to “crush it” every day. You have experience leading teams and following systems. Essentially, you take comfort in a roadmap. Oh, and you’re financially qualified to meet our franchise requirements and make this kind of investment in your future.

The franchise fee for a traditional Jimmy John’s restaurant is $30,000 – $35,000, with a total initial investment ranging from $356,200 - $674,200.

Yes. Either you or your operations partner must reside in the market in which you are operating.

Jimmy John’s restaurants typically have three certified managers for each location, six to eight delivery drivers, and 10-15 hourly employees to make sandwiches

Jimmy John’s does not offer direct or indirect financing and will not guarantee your note, lease, or other obligation. Jimmy John’s maintains a preferred list of lenders. We’re listed on the Franchise Registry as an approved SBA franchise.

We estimate it will be 9-12 months after you sign the Franchise Agreement before you open your doors, but the time frame could be longer depending on a variety of factors, including your diligence in the site selection and leasing processes and existing market conditions.

Real Estate: Within 48 hours of signing on as a franchisee, a real estate manager will reach out to you, and they know exactly what to look for in your market.

Construction: Whether building, remodeling, or relocating, we assist you with store design, contractor selection, and equipment orders.  

Training: This is typically a 4-week combination of classroom training and hands-on, in-store management training. Jimmy John’s has certified training stores in 24 cities!

Marketing: We assist with national media buying, local advertising, social media, customer service, and PR. You’ll also have access to a marketing hotline!

Operations: A proprietary POS system and an opening specialist ensure smooth operations on day one; after that, the Field Sales Force team checks in regularly.

Purchasing: Top supplier relationships help provide stores with the highest quality products at the best prices. We also manage nationwide distribution and R&D.

We’ve found that our most successful franchisees are those who love their communities. They have, or are willing to create, relationships with community leaders, schools, local sports teams, local charities — really, anyone who enjoys a fresh, high-quality sandwich. When franchisees show their communities love via sponsorships and other types of involvement, those communities return the love with long-term loyalty.

We’re the #2 ranked sub sandwich franchise on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.

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For a limited time, we’re offering significant incentives for new store development commitments for 2023–2025.
For more detailed franchise information, contact us today.

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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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