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Work & life


Jimmy John's - John McIntyre

“Try to find that happy balance between work and your personal life. It’s okay to love your job, to the love the work you do, to want to do the best and be the best at it, but at the end of the work day, let it go. Free your mind and do some of the other things that make life worth living. I love the responsibility of being a General Manager and that I have earned the position I’m in. That someone is confident enough in me and trusts me enough to let me manage their business. Being a GM is hard work, but it is all worth it. All I can say now is, let’s see what the next 7 years bring and I AM SO READY.”

- John McIntyre, General Manager, Austin, TX #491

Hard-Earned Success


  Jimmy John's - Matt Wilkins

“Trying to finish school while working as many hours as I could was a challenge. I went to Eastern, I was driving to Charleston 4 days a week and then working doubles here on the weekends. I wasn’t taking a full course load so that helped a lot. It took a little longer, but I was able to pay for it as I went. It was definitely worth it to take the little bit of extra time.” #HardEarnedSuccess

- Matt Wilkins, 2nd Assistant Manager, Champaign, IL #9015

We Are Thankful


Jimmy John's - Traci

"I have a friend who was actually homeless on the streets of downtown Phoenix, she’s been through a lot. Now she does volunteer work for this organization called Finding My Shoes. So, I took my daughter down there a while back. It was 110 degrees and we handed out food, water, razors, soap…whatever someone might need. That was an eye opening experience. And here we are eating our Jimmy John’s…we’re very thankful. My kids are all doing great, and I feel accomplished in that."

-Traci, Jimmy John’s Customer, Mesa, AZ #1725

Decide What's Essential


Jimmy John's - Hunter Jacobs

"I try not to get stressed out or worked up over things that aren't essential. You have to decide what is essential to you, then those are the things you pour into and care about. Those are the things that will drive you and push you through everyday ups and downs."

-Hunter Jacobs, Training Manager, Champaign, IL
Be the Water


Jimmy John's - Veronica King 2

"We are all water and we pour into the community to help it grow. The community and the customers are the plant; you be that water. You be the nutrients that pour into the community. I’m here to motivate you to be better. You gotta be the same way. When I first started I thought, ‘Oh, I don’t know if this is a good fit for me.’ Now look at me, 3 1/2 years later I’m a General Manager. That’s called growth, you have to crawl before you walk so I’ve been crawling and now I’m running.”
-Veronica King, General Manager, New Orleans, LA #1807
Life is a Journey


Jimmy John's - Billy Brownlee

"I was in denial of a lot of things, but the hardest thing was realizing I had a problem. It took over a year of treatment for me to come to grips with that and to learn how to deal with it. It was challenging for me, but I made it. Now I have to give back. I took a lot from this community, with my addiction, and it’s time to give back. I’m a survivor, it’s not about me anymore, it’s about what I can do to help others. There’s people here that are hired in recovery of addictions. It’s a journey and these people have questions, and I have a lot of answers. So I’m grateful for the opportunity to help someone else. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up. Know that things won’t always go the best for you. Continue to stay positive, and understand that life has its challenges.”
-Billy Brownlee, General Manager, Minneapolis, MN #1623
Jimmy at Home: Valentine's Day Cookies


It's Valentine's Day! A day to celebrate love, with the one's you love ❤️💕


If you're looking for something fun to do at home, I've got you covered.


What to order from JJ's:

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Raisin Oatmeal (or both, your choice!)


What you'll need at home:



Heart shaped cookie cutters

...and whatever else you want to get your decorating on! 🙌

Jimmy John's - Cookie Decorating


What to do:

There are no rules! Let your inner artist shine and spread that love 💞⭐️🌹💋😘

Jimmy John's - Decorating


You might surprise yourself! Everyone's got a little artist in 'em. 

Jimmy John's - Final


And don't forget to take a pic, you'll wanna remember your beautiful artwork.


You're going to eat it after all 😏

Jimmy John's - JJ Cookie


Share your creations with us using the hashtag #JimmyAtHome on Instagram! 

My Vision


Jimmy John's - Carnell Moss

"I don’t have too many people I can look up to that I think, 'okay this is a role model, this is how I should be'. I try not to idolize people on TV because I know, just like social media, they make you believe what they want you to believe. I guess my role model is the vision I see of myself; the man I see me becoming.”

- Carnell Moss, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9015
Jimmy at Home: Pizza Boat


Football season is in full effect! 🏈🏆


If you're lookin' for a simple, yummy snack for Sunday festivities, this one's for you!


What to order from JJ's:

2 sticks of day old bread (or however many pizza boats you wanna make!)

...and some cookies! Let's be honest, nothing pairs better with salty than sweet


What you'll need at home:

Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Marinara sauce


Jimmy John's - Ingredients


What to do:

1. Cut and gut the center of each stick of bread

Jimmy John's - Bread Boats


2. Sprinkle first layer of cheese along the bottom of the bread boat

Jimmy John's - Cheese


3. Add a layer of marinara sauce

Jimmy John's - Sauce


4. Lay pepperoni slices on top of the marinara

Jimmy John's - Pepperoni


5. More cheese...

Jimmy John's - More Cheese


6. Then bake at 350 degrees, until cheese is melted 

Jimmy John's - Bake


NOW you're ready to watch some football...


Cut into pieces and ENJOY!

Jimmy John's - Pizza Boat


Share one of your own recipes or try out one of mine using the hashtag #JimmyAtHome on Instagram! 


The Culture


Jimmy John's - Darren Hall

“I like the culture. The subs are good, don’t get me wrong, but I really like the culture. It’s a little sarcastic…like ‘free smells’, who says that?”

- Jimmy John’s Customer, Darren, Champaign, IL #9039