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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 $316,100 - $558,600

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

Jimmy John’s restaurants typically have 3 certified managers for each location, 6-8 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.

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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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