• Headquarters
  • 2212 Fox Dr
  • Champaign, IL 61820

Jimmy John’s is a chain of 2,800 "submarine" sandwich shops across 43 states and is headquartered in Champaign, Ill.

Now owned by Inspire Brands, the chain is approximately 98 percent franchise-owned.

Jimmy John's was founded by Jimmy John Liautaud who opened his first store in Jan 1983 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.

A below-average student, Liautaud decided he wanted to start a business upon his high school graduation. His father, an Army veteran, wanted him to enlist . . .

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