This is part 2 in a series called “Thriving in the Tough Times.” Read part 1 here. The crazy thing about a downturn is that it doesn’t need a different rule book. The same small things that make a business successful will not change. The only difference is that the stakes are higher, and there’s […]
I’ve been thinking about the incredibly resilient students I met through the Horatio Alger Association. These young Scholars overcame unbelievably tough challenges before the pandemic, and like most of America, are facing new challenges today. It’s how you choose to overcome those challenges that matters. Through hard work and perseverance, we will get through these […]
Looking at the news these days is hard on the soul man. Experts say this virus thing is a long way away from being over, and that’s not even mentioning the economy which has totally tanked. I’ve been doing my part by staying home, but I knew there was more I could do to help […]
Jimmy John Liautaud was recently interviewed by the people at Ideamensch.com. His insights include: New trends Habits that make him successful His favorite book and much more! Read more here.
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 full article here. Learn more about Jimmy’s life and his American Dream story here.
One of the fundamental rules of his success has been his total willingness to work hard. Jimmy John Liautaud’s choice of business is the delivery of high quality sandwiches to an awaiting client base. He realized early this was an industry that, above all, required people to work really hard. He started off working eighteen hour days. […]
Jimmy John’s Founder, Jimmy John Liautaud kicks this series off, with a powerful, first installment. Forget what you’ve heard, read or think that you know about this guy and tune in. Jimmy shares from the heart with compelling stories of sharing, caring and giving back. Don’t miss this first in a series of Franchising Gives […]
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 […]
On March 7, Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, spoke to Kellogg Executive MBA students in Miami. He shared his life story and how he started Jimmy John’s with $20,000 at age 19 and grew it to the 2,800+ unit chain of sandwich shops it has today. One of the students, Megan […]
A new collaboration between local Jimmy John’s franchisees and Minnesota Hockey will support multiple initiatives aimed at growing the sport. Among the initiatives supported is Gear Up Minnesota, an equipment grant program that works to make hockey more affordable for players and their families. Another is the Family Mentor Program, which matches seasoned hockey families […]