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I Worked My Way Up

11/22/2017

Steven Forzano

"I've been with the company about 3 years. I had never heard of Jimmy John's until I started working here. I was new to the state, they didn't have it where I was from. But I'm proud of how I worked my way up. Started as a driver, then Manger in Training, the 2nd Assistant, 1st Assistant, now I'm the General Manager. The classic story, except it only took about 9 months. I didn't expect that to happen, not that fast." 

-Steven Forzano, General Manager, Roanoke, TX #2879 

Jimmy At Home: Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing

11/21/2017

Good news- the holidays are only a couple days a way! With loads of family time, friends and holiday cheer, you may need a quick and easy-to-make dish to impress everyone at Thanksgiving dinner. (and maybe they won't ask you to just bring chips & dip next year 😉)

 

Check out this tasty recipe for Apple & Cranberry Stuffing using a few loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old Bread!! 

Apple & Cranbery Stuffing using Jimmy John's Day Old Bread

 

What to order from JJ's:

3 Loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old Bread (available until it's gone- so grab some early in the morning)

 

What You'll Need At Home:

Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing Ingredients

 

1 stick of butter

1 teaspoon of Parsley Flakes

1 teaspoon of Rosemary Leaves

1 teaspoon of Thyme Leaves

1 cup of chopped onions

2 cups of chopped celery

2 medium tart apples, cored and then chopped

1 6 oz bag of dried cranberries 

3 loaves of Jimmy John's Day Old bread, cut into bite size pieces

1 can of chicken broth

1 cup of apple juice

 

 

 What to do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Then, in a large skillet or pot (large is key!) melt your butter. Add your chopped celery and onion then stir continuously while cooking for about 5 minutes or until they're soft. Stir in your apples, cranberries and spices!

Ingredients for Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Stuffing cooking

 

2. When you're done with step 1, place your Day Old Bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. 

Jimmy John's Day Old Bread cubed

 

3. Add the stove top mixture, broth & apple juice. Toss until it's well mixed. 

Mixing Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing

 

4. Put the mixture into a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, remove foil and bake another 20 minutes until lightly browned and heated.

 

5. Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!

 

Jimmy John's Apple & Cranberry Day Old Bread Stuffing

 

 

Keep Moving Up!

11/15/2017

Kaylie Waller

“I’m only 22. I was 20 when I started as the General Manager. I think that’s pretty cool. I go to school, work a full-time job, and have my own apartment. I’m proud of that. I want to be an Area Manager and then keep moving up. I don’t know, maybe I’ll open my own store!"

-Kaylie Waller, General Manager, Arlington, TX #624

Jimmy At Home: Dill Pickle Soup

11/10/2017

It's National Pickle Day, let's celebrate JJ style!

You might be thinking, "WHAT? Pickle soup?!" But if you're a pickle lover like me, this is for you!

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup Bowl 1

 

What to order from JJ's:

1 pickle bucket, you'll use about 3 whole dills (12 quarter slices), diced

1 stick of day old bread (or more, if you're a bread guy like me 😉)

 

What you'll need at home (serves 6-8):

  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (smaller dice)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups dill pickle juice (from JJ pickle bucket)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

 

Jimmy John's - Ingredients 2

 

What to do:

1. In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots, and butter.

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup Potatoes 3

Jimmy John's - Carrots 4

 

2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender.

Jimmy John's - Boiling 5

 

3. Add diced Jimmy Pickles and continue to boil.

Jimmy John's - Pickles 6

 

4. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sour cream and water, making a paste. 

Jimmy John's - mix 7

 

5. Vigorously whisk sour cream mixture (2 tablespoons at a time) into soup. (This will also break up some of your potatoes which is totally cool. You might see some initial little balls of flour form, but between the whisking and boiling all will disappear. Don't stress!)

 

6. Add Jimmy Pickle juice, Old Bay, salt (to taste), pepper and cayenne. 

Jimmy John's - Cayenne 8

 

7. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat.

 

Your new fave Jimmy Pickle Soup is ready to EAT! (Don't forget to let it cool a bit.)

Jimmy John's - Pickle Soup 9

 

 

All about simplicity

11/08/2017

Chris White

"Everything comes down to simplicity, 30 second sandwiches, and deliveries out the door in 4 minutes. If we deliver on what we say we can do, I don’t think anyone can compete with us. It’s a simple concept and I think that’s what sets us apart."

-Chris White, Fort Worth, TX area franchisee, #2879, #2410, #1878, #1566

 

Don't be afraid to be who you are!

11/01/2017

Brianna Cavner

"I used to always care what people thought about me, but I realized no one cares what I’m doing as much as I think they do. It took me a while to figure that out. Don’t be afraid to be who you are!"

-Brianna Cavner, Inshopper, Champaign, IL #9015

 

Parents Who Nailed It This Halloween

10/30/2017

Hey there!

October is already coming to a close and winter is just around the corner but one thing is first. Halloween is just days away! Are you dressing up?

Need a costume idea for that new person in your life? Well I've got an idea..

Trick or Treat!

1. Is this little boo just enjoying some cuddle time or getting ready for a Halloween party debut? You tell me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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2. All wrapped up and ready to go! I mean hey, if you've got it, haunt it! 😉

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3. Come on! Whether you're a new parent or not, this little swaddle can transform your baby into a Jimmy John's sandwich in a jiffy! Hey boo-tiful!

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4. Look at how happy this tot is! Have you ever seen anything so cute? No, I know you haven't!

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5. How about this edition of who wore it better: My sandwiches or this little babe? 

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6. and this little guy...I mean, what a ham! Or turkey. Or veggie. 😂

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7....and once you're done with the festivities, you don't even have to change! Still snug as a bug in a sub!

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That's a wrap for now!

Go ahead, I know you want one 👉 Order Baby Swaddle Blankets here!

Already have one? Tweet us your swaddled sweeties @jimmyjohns!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

It's Fresh & Fast and no one else can do it.

10/27/2017

Brent Herbeck

"When we’re getting sandwiches back to the customer before they pay and deliveries out the door in 4 minutes, our customers are watching. Some of those customers could be future employees, and they’re seeing it and believing. It’s true when we say freaky fast. That’s the enjoyment I get out of it, when I’m working the line with my staff, getting those sandwiches back and seeing people freak out. That’s what it’s all about. It’s that one sandwich; it’s fresh & fast and no one else can do it."

-Brent Herbeck, Dallas Area Franchisee, #505, #506, #973, #974, #1144, #1145, #1260, #1784, #1785, #3023

 

 

Nothing Beats Hard Work

10/18/2017

Marc Dubreuil

"Nothing beats hard work. You might not be the best at what you do, you might not be the fastest, you might not know everything there is to know about it, but putting the pedal down, grinding it out and working your a$$ off, pays off much more than knowing everything. You could know it all, but if you aren’t willing to put the work and the time in, it doesn’t matter. Hard work is the most important thing.”

-Marc Dubreuil, General Manager, Champaign, IL #9015

 

 

Don't judge a book by it's cover

10/10/2017

BobbleHeadKev

"I was adopted by my parents Mr. and Mrs. BobbleHead…probably from China. But don’t judge a book by its cover, I’m a smart BobbleHead with an extensive vocabulary. I can do anything I put my mind to. My limitations won’t hold me back.”

-BobbleHeadKev, Real Life Action Figure (type thing), Texas Motor Speedway