Jimmy John's

The Jimmy John's franchise is a gourmet sandwich shop that was founded by James John Liautaud in 1983. Since then, the brand has grown to become one of America’s fastest growing restaurant brands with over 2,700 units with lots of room to grow. From 2022-2025, the brand is offering new incentives for new prospective franchise owners, including a 0% royalty fee and a reduction in the initial investment cost! Franchise owners can enjoy a simple menu with 7 meats, 3 breads, and 1 cheese that can be combined to make 25 different sandwiches. The brand became a member of Inspire Brands in 2019. If you are looking to provide your community with a quality sub shop, the Jimmy John's franchise could be for you.

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Background

With so many quick-service restaurant (QSR) options, sometimes you just want a good sandwich. This is where the Jimmy John's franchise comes in. Founded in 1983 by James John Liautaud and franchising since 1993, the brand has always focused on what it does best: making high-quality sandwiches in a fast amount of time. Whether dine-in, drive-thru, pick-up or Freaky Fast delivery, customers can get their fix their way. The franchise has kept its franchise owners geared for success with several revenue generating opportunities by introducing combo meals, LTOs and utilizing third-party delivery tech. Additionally, from 2022-2025, the brand is offering new incentives for new prospective franchise owners, including a 0% royalty fee and a reduction in the initial investment cost! Franchise owners can enjoy a simple menu with 7 meats, 3 breads, and 1 cheese that can be combined to make 25 different sandwiches. The brand is geared toward franchise ownership, which 98% of its 2,700 units being franchised owned. Additionally, the ideal prospective franchise owner is looking for multi-unit ownership, as the average franchisee owns three units. The average prep time for a sandwich is between 30-45 seconds, ensuring all customers get what they want and are in and out for your restaurant. In terms of support and training, franchisees will help you with site location, construction, and four weeks of classroom and hands on training in a one of the brand's 24 certified training stores. The franchise owner will also have access to a marketing hotline and receive assistance with social media and local advertising. Working with the franchise will allow you to bring gourmet sandwiches to your community.

Company Details

Founded: 1983
Franchising since: 1993
Canada: No
International: No
Headquarters: Champaign, IL 

Support and Training Offered By Jimmy John's

In terms of support and training, the franchisee can expect 171 hours worth of on-the-job training. Additionally,  general managers will receive 7 weeks of training and assistant managers will get three weeks.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Jimmy John's Franchise.

What does a Jimmy John's Franchise Cost?

Jimmy John's franchise fees for 2022:

FRANCHISE FEE$ 5K-$10K
Limited time, usually $30K – $35k
ROYALTY 0%
Limited time, usually 6%
MINIMUM NET WORTH $1,000,000
ADVERTISING FEE 4.5%
INVESTMENT RANGE $316,100 – $558,600

 

Is Jimmy John's a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Jimmy John's is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Jimmy John's a Home Based franchise?

No. Jimmy John's is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Jimmy John's Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Jimmy John's franchisees make. Jimmy John's offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Jimmy John's Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Jimmy John's franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Jimmy John's Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Jimmy John's franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Jimmy John's Looking for International franchisees?

No. Jimmy John's franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Jimmy John's Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Jimmy John's franchises for sale. We may have Jimmy John's franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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