Skip links

icon_in_the_press

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!

12/4/19 Inside Philanthropy

A Sandwich Chain Billionaire and His Family Gets More Strategic About Their Giving — Inside Philanthropy

Tapping a $1.7 billion restaurant fortune, Jimmy John Liautaud and his wife Leslie recently launched a family foundation. We talk with Liautaud about the story of the family’s philanthropic evolution and the personal forces driving it.

READ THE ARTICLE

12/2/19 Passionate About Food

Jimmy John Liautaud Is Someone Living That All American Dream

Jimmy John Liautaud was able to tap into his own skills and do something that he knew he was good at in life.

READ THE ARTICLE

11/20/19 Blog Talk Radio

As Franchising Gives Back, Jimmy John Liautaud is the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Jimmy John’s Founder, Jimmy John Liautaud kicks this series off, with a powerful, first installment.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

9/3/19 QSR Magazine

Inside Jimmy John’s “Freaky” New Changes

Jimmy John’s CEO, James North, shares his story about how he met Jimmy John Liautaud back in 1998 and how Liautaud’s huge personality and unabashed boldness eventually convinced North to move from New Zealand to America to work in his sandwich shops. In this article North shares the growth of Jimmy John’s and the changes that his long-time boss, Jimmy John Liautaud, have made to continue the brand’s tremendous success.

READ THE ARTICLE

6/19/19 Inside Kellogg

Jimmy John Liautaud Speaks to Northwestern University Executive MBA students in Miami

Jimmy John Liautaud shares his life story and how he grew Jimmy John’s from scratch with Kellogg Executive MBA students.

READ THE ARTICLE

5/1/19 Minnesota Hockey

Local Jimmy John’s Owners Partner With Minnesota Hockey

Local Jimmy John’s owners support young hockey players through a new partnership with Minnesota Hockey. 

READ THE ARTICLE

3/25/19 Ad Week

Jimmy John’s “Own the Zone” Campaign

Jimmy John’s intends to “Own the Zone” when it comes to deliveries.

READ THE ARTICLE

3/4/19 Entrepreneur

Jimmy John Liautaud invests in Tiesta Tea. 

Jimmy John Liautaud invests in Tiesta Tea, a new beverage company started by Dan Klein and Patrick Tannous.

READ THE ARTICLE

2/7/19 AP News

Jimmy John’s promises to keep delivery services in-house and out of third-party hands.

Jimmy John’s recently announced that they won’t be using third-party services to deliver their sandwiches.

READ THE ARTICLE

1/22/19 Market Watch

Jimmy John Liautaud donates to Camp Southern Ground 

Read about Jimmy John Liautaud’s $22 million donation to Camp Southern Ground.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE

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.

READ THE ARTICLE