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Make the best of it

04/11/2018

Jimmy John's - Beth Fabre

“I have 3 kiddos, and I want to give them the best life possible. I’ll do whatever I can for them. I’d like to become a General Manager one day, and I’m working really hard for it. It’s tough with kids, but I’ll make it work. You just can’t give up, you have to keep trying and one day you’ll get a different outcome. And it’s hard; it can be so hard sometimes. The world beats you down and you have to keep getting up. Life will continue and you need to make the best of it.”

-Beth Fabre, 2nd Assistant Manager, Oklahoma City, OK #3142

Definition of Success

04/04/2018

Jimmy John's - Anthony Petersen

"I guess my definition of success is being happy with what you're doing. I like Jimmy John's, I've been here for about 14 years, and I wouldn't be here if I didn't like it. But it's important to be happy in your job as well as your life outside of work. When my kids were born it changed everything, it gave me perspective. You'll want family to be first instead of work, and sometimes you have to stop and make that call. Finding that balance is still something I'm working on."

- Anthony Petersen, Franchisee, Oklahoma City, OK #1317, #1624, #2111, #2112, #2984

I DID THAT

03/28/2018

Jimmy John's - Tyler Stefan

"Three years ago I was in a one-bedroom apartment and I didn't have a good job. I got hired here, and decided I wanted to buy my own house and my own car. Now I have my house and a brand new car, and it's because I worked hard. Set those goals, attain them, and then set new ones. And when it happens, it feels so good to say, 'I DID THAT'."

- Tyler Stefan, Training Manager, Champaign, IL

 

Work & life

03/21/2018

Jimmy John's - John McIntyre

“Try to find that happy balance between work and your personal life. It’s okay to love your job, to the love the work you do, to want to do the best and be the best at it, but at the end of the work day, let it go. Free your mind and do some of the other things that make life worth living. I love the responsibility of being a General Manager and that I have earned the position I’m in. That someone is confident enough in me and trusts me enough to let me manage their business. Being a GM is hard work, but it is all worth it. All I can say now is, let’s see what the next 7 years bring and I AM SO READY.”

- John McIntyre, General Manager, Austin, TX #491

Hard-Earned Success

03/14/2018

  Jimmy John's - Matt Wilkins

“Trying to finish school while working as many hours as I could was a challenge. I went to Eastern, I was driving to Charleston 4 days a week and then working doubles here on the weekends. I wasn’t taking a full course load so that helped a lot. It took a little longer, but I was able to pay for it as I went. It was definitely worth it to take the little bit of extra time.” #HardEarnedSuccess

- Matt Wilkins, 2nd Assistant Manager, Champaign, IL #9015

We Are Thankful

03/07/2018

Jimmy John's - Traci

"I have a friend who was actually homeless on the streets of downtown Phoenix, she’s been through a lot. Now she does volunteer work for this organization called Finding My Shoes. So, I took my daughter down there a while back. It was 110 degrees and we handed out food, water, razors, soap…whatever someone might need. That was an eye opening experience. And here we are eating our Jimmy John’s…we’re very thankful. My kids are all doing great, and I feel accomplished in that."

-Traci, Jimmy John’s Customer, Mesa, AZ #1725

Decide What's Essential

02/28/2018

Jimmy John's - Hunter Jacobs

"I try not to get stressed out or worked up over things that aren't essential. You have to decide what is essential to you, then those are the things you pour into and care about. Those are the things that will drive you and push you through everyday ups and downs."

-Hunter Jacobs, Training Manager, Champaign, IL
Be the Water

02/21/2018

Jimmy John's - Veronica King 2

"We are all water and we pour into the community to help it grow. The community and the customers are the plant; you be that water. You be the nutrients that pour into the community. I’m here to motivate you to be better. You gotta be the same way. When I first started I thought, ‘Oh, I don’t know if this is a good fit for me.’ Now look at me, 3 1/2 years later I’m a General Manager. That’s called growth, you have to crawl before you walk so I’ve been crawling and now I’m running.”
 
-Veronica King, General Manager, New Orleans, LA #1807
Life is a Journey

02/14/2018

Jimmy John's - Billy Brownlee

"I was in denial of a lot of things, but the hardest thing was realizing I had a problem. It took over a year of treatment for me to come to grips with that and to learn how to deal with it. It was challenging for me, but I made it. Now I have to give back. I took a lot from this community, with my addiction, and it’s time to give back. I’m a survivor, it’s not about me anymore, it’s about what I can do to help others. There’s people here that are hired in recovery of addictions. It’s a journey and these people have questions, and I have a lot of answers. So I’m grateful for the opportunity to help someone else. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up. Know that things won’t always go the best for you. Continue to stay positive, and understand that life has its challenges.”
 
-Billy Brownlee, General Manager, Minneapolis, MN #1623
Jimmy at Home: Valentine's Day Cookies

02/14/2018

It's Valentine's Day! A day to celebrate love, with the one's you love ❤️💕

 

If you're looking for something fun to do at home, I've got you covered.

 

What to order from JJ's:

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

OR 

Raisin Oatmeal (or both, your choice!)

 

What you'll need at home:

Frosting

Sprinkles

Heart shaped cookie cutters

...and whatever else you want to get your decorating on! 🙌

Jimmy John's - Cookie Decorating

 

What to do:

There are no rules! Let your inner artist shine and spread that love 💞⭐️🌹💋😘

Jimmy John's - Decorating

 

You might surprise yourself! Everyone's got a little artist in 'em. 

Jimmy John's - Final

 

And don't forget to take a pic, you'll wanna remember your beautiful artwork.

 

You're going to eat it after all 😏

Jimmy John's - JJ Cookie

 

Share your creations with us using the hashtag #JimmyAtHome on Instagram!