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Real food, real people




"The people in the stores are genuine folks. We enjoy our work. I can tell when I'm eating somewhere when the employees aren’t into it. Every JJ store I’ve worked in, the people are genuine and happy to be there. It’s work BUT we have fun with it. When the lunch rush arrives we’re all just laughing, smiling, and cranking out sandwiches, freaky fast.”

– Dylan Vidinich, Guerilla Marketer



Less Stress, Less Mess, MORE PARTY with Mini Jimmys!


Everyone loves a good party.

Sorry, let me rephrase that: everyone loves GOING to a good party. Planning a party is a whole other animal.

Invitations. Food. Entertaining. It’s enough to send anyone to the drug store for a box of hair dye.

I feel you, I understand and I’m here to help.

Below are three ways Mini Jimmys are here to save the day, you party animal you.


Less Stress:

Awesome parties take time, planning, and a rockin vibe. That’s a lot of pressure. 


Before your head explodes, remember, I’ve always got your back with 12 or 24 packs of half sized sammies! 



Less Mess:

You invited people, who invited people, and suddenly you've got 45 people running around your house just waiting to cause chaos.


But the next day doesn’t have to be spent cleaning the spilled food-that you're not even sure you had at your party- off your couch, because Mini Jimmys keep the mess away.



With your mind able to focus on more important details, like who you’re inviting and the playlist, you can sit back and relax knowing it’s gonna be awesome.


Mini Jimmys are here to make your life easier. Less mess. Less stress. More memories to be made!

All you have to do is do it.




"The cool thing about this business is all you have to do is do it. The tough part is we have to do it every day to succeed. I have to suck it up and get the job done, and believe me its hard. For example, me coming in late last night, I definitely didn’t feel like leaving my family…especially after a full day of work, but I’m not going to leave my teammates stranded. I’m proud of that, and I’m mainly saying that because my wife said she was proud of me for doing that too.” 

-Travis English General Manager Dallas, TX Store #2715

Making an impact



"I want to make a lasting impact on the world, a good impact. It could be small or big, I just want to make a change while I’m here. I feel like I’ve made a small impact on some people’s lives within the company, like making them smile, but other people in Jimmy John’s have changed me for sure. I mean my area manager kind of took me in. I was able to start as a delivery driver and work my way all the way up to General Manager. It changed my life. I didn’t expect that to happen at Jimmy John's, but that’s just what Jimmy loves to do, isn't it?" 

- Matthew “Sunshine” Vogel, Rohnert Park, CA Store #9057 General Manager

Hard work can change your life


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"Jimmy totally has it right. We’ve got the coolest logos. We’ve got the best looking uniforms. I love this brand. Having employees come to me and say, ‘I’ve never worked anywhere longer than six months in my entire life. I love working for Jimmy John’s. I love my Jimmy job,’ that’s amazing. I never knew hard work would be the path that changed my life, and I did it." 

- Rachel Klukas Owner/General Manager, San Antonio, TX #2705

All in the family



"I said yes to this job because I felt something nice inside, and now I love this. My wife is a 1st assistant, my brother is a biker, my sister is a manager in training. Everyone started as inshop, with a little bit of hours and now it's our lifestyle. I like this and I think I'm doing a good job. I try to share the love with my team."

- Nicolas Acuna, General Manager, Quincy, MA #2850 

People are the best part




"The people are the best part. Everyone who works here is just really fun to hang out with. They’re always interesting, they always have something to tell, something that just makes my day. That’s always what I look forward to when I come into work. Why is it this way at JJ's? Not sure but I like it! - Kaz Makishima, 1st Assistant Manager, Rohnert Park, CA 


I Love Makin' it Happen


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"It’s the hardworking and fast paced culture I thrive in. I hold my teammates accountable for speed, I lead with speed, I hold my teams accountable to make it happen and that attracts people who want to lead, make it happen and make a difference. That’s what makes my team in Santa Rosa some of the best operators in the industry. I don’t plug people in, I set them up to win. I help them get there. I audit, I coach, I redirect. And then we share the profit. I love America, I love JJ's, I love makin it happen. 
- Jordan Rakes, Area Manager, Santa Rosa, CA 


All about the Freaky Fast


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"I love working on the line and making sandwiches, it's way fun...I don't know what it is exactly. I guess I feel accomplished when I work fast and do it well. My customers are amazed by the speed, I think they kinda dig how fast we all move."

- Joseph Nunez, Delivery Driver, Salem, MA Store #3132



The Evolution of your Spring Break Sammie


Spring Break is in the air! Along with wet t-shirt contests, sweaty frat bros, beer bongs, and debauchery. And let’s not forget about all those late nights stuffing your face with Jimmy John’s in a bikini.

But Spring Break wasn’t always this way, and a Gargantuan with extra mayo at 2am wasn’t always your sandwich of choice. Think back to those family trips to Disney World, amusement parks, and Ft. Lauderdale. There you were, floating in a sea of beer bellies and jorts eating a Slim 6 cut in half.

Spring Break used to be an innocent week off of school. You would return rejuvenated and glad you didn’t have to hang out with your parents anymore. Those innocent days are not behind us, hang in there people.


Ages: 0-10

Spring Break Trip: Road Trip to Disney World or some other fairytale land…

Sammie: Slim 1-6

Words can’t describe this you. You were living the dream. Literally, you were in a place where dreams came true. You had your sammie in one hand and mom’s hand in the other. No one was stopping you.


Ages: 10-18

Spring Break Trip: Some beach resort that somehow only had families your age or people over 70

Sammie: Subs 1-6

You were starting to realize Spring Break could also be spent with friends, but you were cool with the fam…for now. Your taste buds evolved a tiiiiny bit and you started getting lettuce on your sammie. And don’t forget playing Marco, Polo with that kid from some town you’ve never heard of, oo la la.


Ages: 18-30

Spring Break Trip: Okay, trashy Spring Break scene. It’s on!

Sammie: The Gargantuan

Here’s what we’ve come to know as Spring Break. These are the years you’ve been waiting for, but also the years you’ll soon want to forget. The only explanation needed is that you will spend this chunk of your life eating Gargantuans, and pretty much anything else you can get your hands on.


Ages: 30-60

Spring Break Trip: Abroad, wineries or places where there are no other humans

Sammie: Unwich

You’re smart, you’ve got a big kid job, you might have a family. You have responsibilities and now you eat lettuce wraps. Well you try to… These are the years of “What are you? Like, 12?” and “It’s too loud in here, let’s go home.”


Ages: 60+

Spring Break Trips: LOL, your backyard.

Sammie: Your usual.

You made it. Retirement. Your life is one giant Spring Break trip and you spend your time relaxing, golfing in your backyard, and telling your grandkids about the good ‘ol days. By this time you have your usual sammie. You’ve tried them all, but one just sticks.