Jimmy Johns is a popular sandwich chain restaurant founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983. The original location of the sandwich shop was Charleston, Illinois and it currently has its headquarters in Champaign.
The respected gourmet sandwich has a loyal following due to it’s super delicious and tasty subway/hoagie style sandwiches.
Jimmy John’s father gave him two choices upon graduating from college – either join the military or go into business. He began his business venture in a rented garage with used equipment. He made his own bread from scratch and used fresh ingredients and real meat with no additives or fillers. His first deliveries were made to students attending Eastern Illinois University. The business has grown extensively and there are presently 1,936 restaurants across 43 states.
Jimmy Johns is well known their motto "Freaky Fast! Freaky Good" and for its promise of a "freaky fast delivery." Fans of the restaurant are known on Instagram as "freaky fans."
The restaurant is famous for its gourmet sandwiches which customers can either get on an 8" sub made out of fresh French bread or a giant club on whole-wheat bread. Some of their most popular sandwiches include Big John, Turkey Tom, Vito, Italian Night Club and Bootlegger Club. They also offer the JJ Gargantuan which was invented by Jimmy John’s brother, Huey and is loaded with extra ingredients.
Jimmy Johns hires the following types of employees:
Inshopper – Greets the customer when they walk through the door and also makes the sandwiches and takes orders over the phone
Driver – Delivers the sandwiches in a timely manner and makes sure sandwiches are made correctly. Drivers also take orders over the phone and need to be over the age of 18.
Assistant Manager – Manages the functions of the restaurant and reports to the general manager. They must be able to perform all the duties as the inshopper and the driver as well as manage a staff of 3 to 50 employees, complete food preparation, evaluate the work of employees and complete closing procedures.
Jimmy Johns offers the following benefits for their employees depending on your hours:
- Free meals
- Health insurance
- Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
- Flexible hours
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