Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops Franchise

Last Updated on July 30, 2012 by DeanR

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops Franchise

Jimmy John’s is a chain of sandwich restaurants that was first formed in 1983 by Jimmy John Liautaud, The first store was in Charleston, Illinois. It has grown in size to over 875 stores.
Jimmy John’s has plans to increase the number of those stores to 1000 by the end of 2010. Jimmy John has been doing well financially, in 2007  its annual sales amounted to 1,134,667 USD  in the self owned stores. 95% of jimmy john restaurant are franchisee owned, and it’s looking for more franchisees to fuel it’s growth.

Franchisee requirements

Jimmy john’s looks for the following qualities in its potential franchisee.
  • Hard working individual
  • Prior successful business experience in the food industry.
  • A self motivated individual with a good business mind.

Financial requirements associated with a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops Franchise:

The Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops franchise fee is $35,000, however the total amount a franchisee invests will range from $305,000 to  $425,000 , this includes training costs, grand opening ,marketing, equipments and so on. However it does not include the purchase of real estate.
A franchisee is required to pay a royalty and ongoing advertising fee which are 6% and 4.5% of sales respectively.
Jimmy John does not offer any financial support but helps its potential franchisee by directing them to banks, organizations and suppliers who have offered help to its other franchisees.

Jimmy John’s Franchise Support and Training:

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops restaurants provides all of its new franchisees with training in different aspects of the business: including business management, marketing , providing quality service, sandwich making and so forth. The training program is for seven weeks and is broken down into two parts, the fist three weeks mainly consists of theoretical training, while the last four weeks consists of more hands on experience.

Maintaining quality of a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops Franchise

In order to protect and maintain its brand name and reputation for fresh sandwiches, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops helps its franchisee by providing them weekly with most products; fresh produce is bought from trusted local suppliers and delivered daily to the franchisee stores. In this manner, the high-quality sandwich you enjoy in Texas will be as joyful to eat as one bought at the original store, or indeed any other of the franchises location.
A franchisee can start the application process by  filling out this franchise information request form,
For further information contact The Director of Franchise Development of jimmy johns’ restaurants through the following address:2212 Fox DriveChampaign, IL 61820
Or call (800) 546-6904
Or email at franchiseinfo@jimmyjons.com
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