Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

What Does a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$200,000
Net Worth Required:$1,000,000
Total Investment:$313,600 - $556,100
Advertising Fee:4.5%
Franchise Fee:$30,000-$35,000
Royalty Type:6% Fee

Franchisor Details

Total Units:2903
Year Founded:1983
Home Office: Champaign, IL

Additional Details

Average Size of Store: 1,000-1,8000 sq ft

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Franchise Opportunity

Jimmy John’s specializes in sandwiches and delivery – and we do it fast! Our all-natural meats* and vegetables are hand sliced in-house daily, and our bread is baked fresh all day, every day. We spend 6 hours slicing and baking every day to make 30-second sandwiches for our customers. With the prep behind us, our system is designed for fast, flawless execution.

We keep it simple – from our menu, to the marketing, to franchise management. No one else is as efficient, effective or consistent as JJ’s is in delivering a fresh-made meal for under $20.


About Jimmy John's

Jimmy John’s opened its first store in Charleston, Illinois in 1983. By 2002, Jimmy John’s had grown to 160 locations, the vast majority of them operated by Jimmy John’s franchisees.

As one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America, Jimmy John’s currently has over 2,700 units across 43 states and lots of room to grow.

In October 2019, Jimmy John’s joined the Inspire Brands family of restaurants which also includes Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rusty Taco, and SONIC Drive-in. Backed by the power of Inspire, Jimmy John’s is able to leverage the company’s combined resources to provide its franchisees with support across all areas of the business, from supply chain and distribution to 3rd party delivery vendors.


About Inspire Brands

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose current portfolio includes more than 11,000 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Rusty Taco, and Jimmy John’s locations worldwide. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Franchise Support

Once you become a Jimmy John’s franchise owner, our team is here to support you throughout the whole process. We provide support in the areas of Real Estate, Construction, Training, Marketing, Operations, and Purchasing.

  • Real Estate - Our real estate team will work with you throughout the entire site selection process until you finalize a lease for your location.
  • Construction - We will provide you with the tools necessary to build, remodel, or relocate your store.
  • Training - Our training program consists of classroom and in-store training, plus 4 weeks of hands-on management experience for brand-new franchise owners. Trainees are exposed to every aspect of store management, from baking bread and slicing veggies, to learning how to manage food costs and financials.
  • Marketing - We are here to help you plan and execute marketing programs on a local and national level. We assist in media buying, local advertising, social media, customer service, and PR.
  • Operations - During the first week that your store is open, we will send an opening specialist to provide additional support. After your store opens, members of our Field Sales Force team will visit your store on an ongoing basis to provide support and feedback to ensure that your store is operating in accordance with Jimmy John's Brand Standards and to share with you the experiences of the best operators in the chain.
  • Purchasing - The Purchasing team works with our suppliers to ensure your store receives the highest quality products at the best prices. They also manage our nationwide distribution network, work on research and development, and help ensure that you are getting the best prices possible for the inventory you need to run your store.

Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for genuine individuals who like our food and who are willing to do whatever it takes to make great sandwiches for our customers. We want prospective franchisees who have ambitions for multi-unit development and are willing to go above and beyond.

If this sounds like you, request more information to learn more today!

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Please Note:

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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