5 Common Questions

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How can I open a Jimmy John's franchise?

Jimmy John's actively seeks highly-qualified individuals to become franchisees. Prior business experience, coupled with personal financial qualifications, individual motivation and a track record of success are important factors in our evaluation process. If you are interested in pursuing single unit or area development opportunities as a Jimmy John's franchisee, please click here to request more information and a development representative will contact you shortly to discuss.


How much money do I need to open a franchise?

Individuals will need $80,000 in non-borrowed personal resources (liquid assets, e.g. cash, marketable securities, stocks, etc…) along with an overall net worth (total assets minus total liabilities) of $300,000 to qualify. Financing is to be secured through third-party lending sources. The total cost of each unit varies by size and location.


How much can I make as a Jimmy John's franchisee?

We are restricted by the Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise sales regulations from providing you with specific profit projections. To learn more about actual experiences, we will encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our application process.


How long does it take to open the store?

Each location is different, depending on a variety of factors. However, it typically takes approximately 6-8 months from signing the franchise agreement to opening day at your Jimmy John's restaurant.


What kind of training can I expect as a franchisee?

All new franchisees participate in a 7 week training program. This consists of 3 weeks of training and 4 weeks of real life management experience by way of our apprenticeship program in a franchised location. Once completed, franchisees receive regular updates to their training, including on site reviews.

Who To Contact

Call Bobby at 1-800-546-6904


Jimmy John's Sandwiches
Company Headquarters
2212 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL 61820