Jimmy John Liautaud, Founder, Owner, CEO and Chairman, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops
October 9, 2012
Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder, owner, CEO and chairman of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops. He founded the company in 1983 in a converted garage in Charleston, IL, when he was 19 years old. In just 29 years the company has grown to more than 1,400 corporate and franchised locations in 42 states.
In 2012, Jimmy John’s was recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as the 2nd Fastest Growing Chain in the U.S. Jimmy John’s has been voted Best Delivery and Best Sandwich in hundreds of publications nationwide.
Jimmy John’s today is the fastest growing QSR in America. In addition, the company has been featured in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Nation’s Restaurant News, Franchise Times, Chain Leader magazine and others.