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Jimmy John Liautaud In the Press

With over 35 years running one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the country, Jimmy John Liautaud has been featured in major publications for his philanthropy and both professional and personal achievements. See what Jimmy is up to below!

1/2/19 FORBES

When A Billionaire Needs A Boss: The Story Of The Jimmy John’s Sandwich Empire

Jimmy John Liautuad was recently covered by Forbes in a story discussing his entrepreneurial success and how Jimmy John’s came to be.

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12/11/18 WISH

Jimmy John’s founder pays off layaways at Illinois Walmart stores

With Christmas just weeks away, Jimmy John Liautaud surprises hundreds of Illinois residents with a generous gift.

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10/27/18 US News

Nebraska Delivery Driver Who Helped Ailing Man Gets New Ride

Jimmy John Liautaud surprised one of his drivers with a new car after he drove an ailing man to the hospital.

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3/15/18 CBS Denver

SWAT Team Gets New Coats Thanks To Sandwich Chain Founder

Jimmy John’s Owner, Jimmy John Liautaud, donated winter coats to the Eagle County Special Operations Unit.

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1/9/18 News Gazette

Crisis Nursery kicks off new fundraising effort with $100,000 matching Gift

Jimmy John Liautaud and his wife agreed to match $100,000 in donations to the Crisis Nursery, an emergency child-care facility in Urbana.

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12/21/17 News Gazette

UPDATED: Youth Assessment Center headed to west Champaign

Jimmy John Liautaud donates $50,000 to the Champaign County YouTh Assessment Center. The Center is a juvenile diversion program that helps kids get away from the criminal justice system.

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12/15/17 News Gazette

Jimmy John Liautaud part of Horatio Alger Association’s Class of 2018

Jimmy John Liautaud is named in the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Class of 2018.

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12/13/17 Chicago Business Journal

Jimmy John Liautaud, Horatio Alger Award winner, offers winning recipe for success

Jimmy John Liautaud becomes the 12th honoree to be named a Horatio Alger Award recipient.

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12/11/17 QSR Magazine

Jimmy John Liautaud to Receive Horatio Alger Award

Jimmy John’s owner, founder, and chairman has become a member of the Horatio Alger Association, for overcoming significant challenges to achieve success both personally and professionally.

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12/05/17 PR Newswire

Owner, Founder & Chairman of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Jimmy John Liautaud, to Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

Jimmy John Liautaud is awarded the Horatio Alger Award.

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10/7/17  News Gazette

Jimmy John’s founder ready to head to Great White North

Jimmy John Liautaud talks with local Champaign radio host about expanding Jimmy John’s to Canada.

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3/22/17 Franchise Times

How Jimmy John’s landed FT’s deal of the year

Jimmy John Liautaud is awarded Franchise Times Dealmaker of the Year after selling majority stake in Jimmy John’s to Roark Capital.

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7/3/16 St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jimmy John’s owner gives $150,000 to Illinois trail project

Jimmy John Liautaud helps Kickapoo Rail Trail planners reach their fundraising goals.

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11/3/15 Chicago Tribune

Jimmy John’s founder opens up on expansion and possible IPO

Jimmy John Liautaud discusses Jimmy John’s growth and possible international expansion.

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No Date Champaign Parks

Jimmy John Liautaud: We are happy to help the park district help more kids

With a $125,000 donation, Jimmy John’s helps provide park programs to children in the Champaign area.

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9/24/14 PR Newswire

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches To Donate $1 Million To Folds Of Honor Foundation

As a proud American company, Jimmy John’s donates $1 million to the great American charity, Folds of Honor Foundation.

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12/30/08 NY Times

Troublesome Student Makes Good, and Honors Disciplinarian

Jimmy John Liautaud and his childhood mentor, Jim Lyons, reminisce on the challenges Jimmy faced at Elgin Academy.

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