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1993 (23 Years)
2212 Fox Dr. Champaign, IL 61820
Jimmy John's LLC
About Jimmy John's Sandwiches
James J. Liautaud founded Jimmy John's in Charleston, Illinois, in 1983 when he was 19 years old. With used equipment, a refrigerator, one meat slicer, a freezer and an oven, Jimmy John Liautaud started his business without even a posted menu or an outdoor sign. At the time, he offered four sandwich varieties and 25-cent soft drinks. After passing out sandwich samples throughout the college town, Liautuad added delivery service, tables, outdoor signs, menu boards and an expanded menu. He opened several more stores and developed a prototype before franchising began in 1993.
Jimmy John's franchisees bake bread at each store every day, and every sandwich is made fresh to order in 30 seconds.
$325,500 - $555,000
Liquid Cash Requirement
Initial Franchise Fee
Ongoing Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Jimmy John's Sandwiches has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory
Franchise 500® Rank History
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Highest Rank: 1
Lowest Rank: 85
Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Operations & Franchisor Support
Training Onsite: 20 days
Training at headquarters: 17 days
Additional Training: 7 weeks for general managers; 3 weeks for assistant managers
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