Jimmy John’s Coupons
Nowadays the company has about 1200 locations; it opened 200 locations every year for the last 3 years and according to this year’s statistic, 95% of the company locations are franchise-owned.
The company was founded in 1983 by Jimmy John Liautaud after he graduated at Elgin Academy in 1982. Since he had poor results in his class, his father gave him the choice: to start his own business or join the army.
Liautaud chose to start his own business and accepted a loan from his father. Some time had passed and he realized that his hot-dog business required more funds than it was originally expected, so he opened a sandwich shop.
The first Jimmy John’s wasn’t a usual restaurant – actually it wasn’t a restaurant at all. It was opened in a garage on January, 1983 with used equipment, no menu or advertisement. At that moment the “restaurant” was only offering a few kinds of sandwiches and Coke. Once Liautaud started giving some samples around town, the business went better.
Two years later, in 1985, Liautaud purchased his father’s interest in business (which was 48%) and became the sole owner. The second store was opened in Macomb, Illinois and it was run by William Burns. After he was killed by a car accident, the second store was ran by Liautaud personally for a few months and honored “Billy” Burns by naming a sandwich after him (by the way, this sandwich, which is called “Billy Club” is still on the menu). Several stores were opened after that and the company began franchising in 1993.
In 2007, 33% of the company was sold to the Western Presidio (a private-equity firm that is based in San-Francisco). Three years later, in 2010, the Industrial Workers of the World tried to unionize ten JJ locations in Minneapolis.
The company regularly releases its coupons to attract customers and there are two types of Jimmy John’s coupons available: some of them can be found in certain magazines, while others are only found on specific web-sites. Usually, Jimmy John’s coupon codes contain only one discount each, so it would be wise to search the internet for more. It is also possible to register on the company’s official web-sites and receive Jimmy John’s coupons 2013 on your e-mail.