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!
These Are The Richest Americans Who Never Went To College
Jimmy John Liautaud opened the first Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in January 1983, just a few months after he graduated from high school. Liautaud’s Army veteran father gave him a choice of enlisting or starting a business after high school. He chose the latter.
Liautaud had a hard time in his high school classes because of undiagnosed dyslexia. He was “a real street kid,” he says of growing up in Cary, Illinois, which taught him a lot about hierarchy, honor and “the efficiency of being straight up.”
Jimmy John Liautaud – Founder of Jimmy John’s
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Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder of Jimmy John’s, a sandwich chain that prides itself on “Freaky Fresh” ingredients and “Freaky Fast” service. In January 1983, he opened his first store. Through hard work, tenacity, good taste buds, and an eye for detail, Liautaud grew his business from one shop in Charleston, Illinois to 2,800 locations across the United States.
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.
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.