Franchise of the Day: A Teen Started This No. 1 Ranked Franchise This entrepreneur opened up his first shop with used equipment including a refrigerator, a meat slicer, a freezer and oven. Now with more than 2,300 franchises, this company is known for its speedy service.
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The franchise is really freaky fast, like really. Its speed may be part of the reason it ranked as No. 1 in Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500 list.
Over its 23 years of operation, Jimmy John's has seen a steady increase in profit, investment and number of units.Looking for a fun fact about the franchise? The sandwich shop was founded in 1982 by 19-year-old James J. Liautaud in Charleston, Ill.