[22][24], Other causes supported by the Liautauds include: the Frances Nelson Smile Healthy Dental Clinic,[25] the Kickapoo Rail Trail,[26] Crisis Nursery in Urbana, Illinois,[27] Champaign County's Youth Assessment Center,[28] Champaign Unit 4 schools,[29] Christmas layaway purchases,[30] the American Heart Association, the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, MD Anderson, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Goodman Theater, and the Detroit Symphony. Jimmy Johns John Wall True Quotes True Sayings Middle School Classroom Successful People Classroom Organization Verses Wisdom. The kids who worked for me worked their butts off, but they got a kick out of my leadership style, so they asked their friends to come work for me. I love the JJ brand and the culture. We believed and trusted each other from the start! Jimmy Johns had 160 stores by 2002, however something surprising was occurring: 70 of the locations were failing or falling behind. Military service was a big deal in our household. When I decided to open my own stores, I was set up for success by having the support of a great team and real culture that Jimmy created. Would only think about him killing a magnificent elephant. The second year, we did $188,000 in sales and made $50,000 profit. Boom! -- Bryan Skowronek, Former employee, who is now a franchisee with 16 stores open and 6 more on the way. The Liautauds have supported other local projects such as the Champaign Parks Foundation and the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Liautaud told the Chicago Tribune in 2015 that “the biggest misconception about him” … I got a $1 million life insurance policy before having a family. [19] In May 2018, the new residence opened, and is called "Toad Hall" after a common mispronunciation of the family's last name. I'll never get that out of my mind. He proves that a person can have nice things and still desire to move forward in life. -- Jim Lyons, Elgin Academy Dean for Students. So, when I saw that the founder and Chairman of Jimmy Johns was coming to campus, I signed up immediately. [8], In September 2016, Roark Capital Group agreed to purchase a majority stake in Liautaud's company, as Weston Presidio sold their minority investment after 10 years. As Jimmy John’s founder, Liautaud has been recognized by Chicago Business’s “40 under 40,”, has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. We met with each Jimmy John’s franchisee; we worked alongside them, re-trained them on our brand standards and pulled them up one at a time. My president and I personally visited 70 underperforming franchises. He did study in Elgin Academy, which was a private school that was located in Elgin, Illinois. [6], He studied at but failed out of Eastern Illinois University, but left to grow his up-and-coming restaurant business.[7]. With the help of his family as tasters, he decided to put four sandwiches on his original menu. Jimmy John’s founder Jimmy John Liautaud did hunt big game, at one time. At this time, Forbes estimated Liautaud's documented wealth at $1.7 billion. Jimmy John’s is using its Freaky Fast Rewards® program strategically to attract a larger share of market and communicate its efforts to meet human needs during the COVID-19 episode. 44. [1], Liautaud was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois on January 12, 1964. [32], In 2003, he was named to Chicago's “40 Under 40” by Crain's Chicago Business. I had two cousins at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, so I chose to look there for my first location. Jimmy John's is a for-profit company. Winning rocks! I worked 7 days a week, about 15 hours a day, and my salary was $200 per week, which equated to about 2 bucks an hour. I had to learn to bake bread, so I checked out books from the library. I continue to learn from Jimmy as the company grows." Through a rigorous process, we reset expectations for existing Jimmy John's franchisees. We learned from this experience and raised the standards under which future franchisees would be approved. He worked open to close to make the business succeed, and succeed it has. His brothers’ names are Greg and Robby while his sister is Lara Liautaud Berry. When I walked in, I saw a refrigerator, a meat slicer, and a cash register. Perfect! [3][4] His father is James Liautaud, longtime entrepreneur, and his mother is Gina Gudaityte Liautaud. [22][31], Liautaud is a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. This system teaches people to be proactive, to budget and to save their money. [14] At the close of the deal, Liautaud said that he will step down as chairman of the company and transition to become an adviser to the brand. Sure, he loves his toys as much as any guy out there, but he has kept things in balance. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans recognizes people who have overcome personal challenges to achieve personal and professional success. Jimmy John's Founder at High School Graduation "When his academic world was sputtering, Jimmy came to my office in need of direction and purpose. Jimmy John's founder speaks out after call with Trump, business leaders on reopening economy April 16, 2020, 6:32 AM Jimmy John Liautaud discusses the White House's strategy to get America back to work amid COVID-19. When I decided to open my own stores, I was set up for success by having the support of a great team and real culture that Jimmy created. My dad was my partner, he owned 48% and I owned 52% of the company. [2][8] Due to the poor location of his first store, Liautaud decided to include delivery of his sandwiches to boost sales. His birthplace was in Illinois. I went to the used restaurant equipment district on West Madison Street in Chicago to buy my equipment. He sold 65% of his company’s shares to Inspire brands, and his wealth was estimated to be around $1.7 billion at … I graduated second to last in my high school class, so my options for college were slim to none. Other Versions Jimmy John’s Owner Hunts Endangered Animals For Sport Analysis: Few pictures circulating online since years claim to show that the owner of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is a Big Game Hunter, allegedly showing Jimmy John Liautaud with hunted dead Bear, Elephants, Rhinoceros and a Leopard. Back in 1983, popular sandwich chain Jimmy John’s had only one location and was actually known as “Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches”. My budget was $25K so that was out of the question. "[37] In December of that year, Liautaud was chosen to receive the Horatio Alger Award for 2018. That recipe evolved into the Jimmy John's bread of today. [11][12], In his 2018 book, Dick Portillo of Portillo's Restaurants called Liautaud his "good friend" and relayed that Liautaud tried to buy Portillo's before it was ultimately sold to Berkshire Partners. [33], In 2004, he was named the Ernst & Young Food & Beverage Entrepreneur of the Year in Illinois. [22][23], The Liautauds donated $1 million to Chicago's Youth Guidance Becoming a Man program, which helps disadvantaged young men learn how to handle tough life challenges and give them the tools to succeed in the future. ", -- Jim Lyons, Elgin Academy Dean for Students, "Jimmy and I made it work! His mother’s name is Gina Liautaud. Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder of Jimmy John’s, a sandwich chain that prides itself on “Freaky Fresh” ingredients and “Freaky Fast” service. My real love was Chicago street food, specifically Chicago-style hot dogs, like Portillo's serves. Students drink, they get hungry, I'd stay open late, and I would feed them. The founder, Jimmy John Liautaud, strategically set up shop in the middle of a line of bars and late-night spots near the Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. It makes me feel good that I developed a system where people can grow, develop valuable skills and learn to lead. Beth Ewen, FT's editor-in-chief called the deal "one of the best private equity deals of all time in the restaurant business. [53][54], Leslie Liautaud, wife of Jimmy John Liautaud, is a supporter of President Donald Trump. Naturally, my dad wanted me to enlist after high school, but I really wanted to open a business. We believed and trusted each other from the start! Sign at Jimmy John's. Jimmy John's founder delivers new car to Nebraska driver who took vet to hospital Julie Anderson ... Live Fearless is to live a life free of worry about what may lie ahead. According to Liautaud, he used to hunt big game in Africa on legally organized safaris, but he no longer does. James was th… [8][9], By 2002, the company had about 200 stores, 10% of which were corporate stores that Liautaud oversaw himself. As our confidence and mutual trust broadened, I noticed in front of me, a gentle giant with an equally big heart. "I started at JJ's as a franchise consultant in 2007 and I now own 16 stores of my own. [46], Liautaud is married to Leslie Liautaud and has three children, Spencer, Lucy, and Fred. As our confidence and mutual trust broadened, I noticed in front of me, a gentle giant with an equally big heart. By August of 1982, I had four sandwiches for my menu. After graduating second to last in his high school class, Liautaud knew college was not for him. ©2020 Jimmy John's Franchisor SPV, LLC All Rights Reserved, "When his academic world was sputtering, Jimmy came to my office in need of direction and purpose. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jimmy-john-liautaud-34222.php [44][45], Liautaud is an avid hunter and fisherman. At the end of his second year, Liautaud was able to purchase his father's share in the business and he became sole owner. We talk numbers, we measure success, and we expect everyone to be contributors in the organization. [2], In October 2018, Liautaud was included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people. From there I switched to sandwiches, and never looked back. In an interview in 2015 with the Chicago Tribune, Liautaud said that the largest misconception about him is that people still connect him to photos of him posing with big game from 10 years ago. Together with his partner, and now President & CEO, James North, he visited 70 of the poorest-performing stores. I then stumbled on to Booby's Sandwiches in Carbondale, Illinois. "Jimmy and I made it work! My Dad was a huge believer in the discipline that the Army provides young people. His father is James Liautaud. It's called free enterprise. [7] By the end of his first year, the restaurant started making a profit. From there I bought deli meats and I started working on a menu. Saved by Jimmy John's. I found a site, it was a two-car garage that had been remodeled into a pizza joint, but it had closed down. It's not easy, but it's real, it's what we love, and it's what we know. By following his instincts, he has found his niche of catering to and helping others." [6], In 2011, Liautaud and his wife pledged $1 million toward the construction of the new Champaign County YMCA. America, what a country! At the time, Coulter was a Pizza Hut Franchisee, and later founded and ran Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon and other chains. Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder of Jimmy John’s, a sandwich chain that prides itself on “Freaky Fresh” ingredients and “Freaky Fast” service. The story of Jimmy John’s begins back in 1982 with a young man finding his way in the world, but don’t take our word for it - get it directly from Jimmy John’s Founder Jimmy John Liautaud! We met with each Jimmy John’s franchisee; we worked alongside them, re-trained them on our brand standards and pulled them up one at a time. He'd lend me $25,000 to start a business, but if it didn't make a profit in the first year, I'd do a stint in the Army. He launched the business in 1983 using a $25,000 loan from his father, an army veteran. Many of our franchisees were once employees. His father was a renowned entrepreneur. Ten years, ten stores, and no debt! ", -- James North, Jimmy John’s Brand President, "I started at JJ's as a franchise consultant in 2007 and I now own 16 stores of my own. "When his academic world was sputtering, Jimmy came to my office in need of direction and purpose. I split it with my dad. Coulter helped Liautaud take his business to the next level. I graduated from Elgin Academy High School in June of 1982. My father made a deal with me. I continue to learn from Jimmy as the company grows.". [6], In 2012, Liautaud was awarded the Nation's Restaurant News Golden Chain award for outstanding accomplishments that have benefited consumers in the food industry. The ones we couldn't pull up made their way out. Today, much of the head office team is comprised of former Sandwich Makers, Delivery Drivers, Store Managers, or Guerilla Marketers. By 1994, Jimmy had made his first $1 million, had 10 shops in business, and sold his first franchise. James John Liautaud (born January 12, 1964) is the founder and former chairman of Jimmy John's sandwich chain. In 1994 he sold his first Jimmy John's franchise, in addition to the 10 stores owned by Liautaud himself. It's about the pursuit of awesome, it's about helping people help themselves; it's about transparency. Terms of the transaction were not immediately disclosed, though it was later clarified that Liautaud retained 35% ownership of the company as part of the deal. In 1983, at 19 years old, Jimmy John Liautaud founded a small sandwich shop in Charleston, Illinois. Jimmy John Liautaud founded JJ's at the age of 19. Jimmy John Liautaud is the owner and founder of Jimmy John's Sandwiches, who opened the doors to his first sub shop in Charleston, IL on January 13, 1983. I installed a stereo system, played loud great music, and created a very cool work environment. As we grew, many of the rock stars were promoted from the Jimmy John's sub shops to become my executives. 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The ones we couldn't pull up made their way out." I like that. [7] Starting in 2015, his hunting prompted people to call for a boycott of his business. The location was surrounded by bars. Weston Presidio bought a 33% stake in the company, and during the first year closed on over 100 real estate deals. Jimmy John founded Jimmy John’s in 1983, and had been active in philanthropy prior to starting the foundation with his family. [38][39], Liautaud has spoken at high schools;[40] colleges and universities;[41][42][43] and community spaces. James John Liautaud (born January 12, 1964) is the founder and former chairman of Jimmy John's sandwich chain.. [49], Liautaud also owns a superyacht named ROCK.IT, a 198-foot ship built with his input by Feadship in 2014. By 2002, Jimmy John's had grown to 160 locations, with many operated by dedicated Jimmy John’s franchisees, but we also had many franchise stores that were struggling. [5][4] He attended high school at Elgin Academy, a private prep school in Elgin, Illinois, where he became close with and was influenced by the dean, James Lyons. I have never made a business plan and I never intended for Jimmy John’s to be as big as it is today. Jimmy John got born in the year 1964 on January 12th. -- James North, Jimmy John’s Brand President. Jimmy John's is one of the upstart sandwich shops that's putting a hurt on longtime staples like Subway, and it's no wonder.Founded in 1983, they staked their reputation on freshly made food with the best ingredients they can source, made so fast you could be in and out the door before you know it. Will never buy a Jimmy Johns. I found out that I needed about $45K to open a hot dog stand. As Jimmy John’s started to see tremendous growth in 2003, Jimmy was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s “40 Under 40.” Of the 70 stores we visited, 63 stores improved, and 7 stores closed. Way less equipment than the hot dog stand required. Jimmy John’s President was a Sandwich Maker in 2000 and today he runs this giant company. Initially Jimmy John wanted to open a hot dog stand, but after visiting numerous such stands throughout the summer of 1982, he realized the $25,000 would not be enough for such a venture. He began by bringing samples door-to-door to the nearby Eastern Illinois University dorms. It's not for everyone. The ship, which can accommodate ten guests with a crew of 13,[50] has been a finalist for a few yacht awards[51][52] and been featured in a number of industry publications. He has two brothers and one sister. Jimmy John Liautaud, CEO and founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops, talks about his rise to success during a luncheon Thursday to … Story: Founder of Jimmy John's Sandwich is a big game hunter. He was born the second of four siblings, with brothers Greg and Robby Liautaud and a sister Lara Liautaud Berry. [7], In January 2007, Liautaud selected Weston Presidio, a private-equity firm, to help acquire better locations for the expanding company. If you get past that, it's one of the most rewarding lifestyles. -- Bryan Skowronek, Former employee, who is now a franchisee with 16 stores open and 6 more on the way. [35], In 2007, Liautaud delivered the commencement speech at his alma mater, now known as the Liautaud-Lyons Upper School, a program of Elgin Academy. When he was in high school, they were excellent friends with James Lyons. I opened in January 1983. On January 13, 1983 Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches opened in Charleston, Illinois. He was the third-born. As our confidence and mutual trust broadened, I noticed in front of me, a gentle giant with an equally big heart. By following his instincts, he has found his niche of catering to and helping others. It was so clear to me that if Jimmy channeled his tremendous energy and allowed his instincts to triumph over others' judgments, his achievement would be significant. I worked late nights and weekends and took the toughest jobs for myself. The summer that I graduated high school, I visited many hot dog stands in the Chicago suburbs and created a menu from my research as well as a list of the equipment I would need to open. [10] As part of the agreement, Liautaud, as the company's founder and largest individual shareholder, continued as chairman of the board. Since then, he's earned famous fans like Drew Brees and Mitt Romney -- and made a friend in Guy Fieri. Jimmy John Liautaud founded his eponymous sandwich chain at age 19 with a $25,000 loan from his father. She donated $446,500 to the Trump 2016 campaign and at least $100,000 in the 2020 election cycle. If you are interested in becoming a Jimmy John’s franchisee, we'd love to have you visit us to see if we are a fit. His work ethic still shines post-Jimmy John’s. [21], The Liautaud Family Foundation directed $1.291 million to the Horatio Alger Association to support scholarships for underprivileged students in 2019. I baked, and I baked until I got it right. Everyday transactions take place by choice, and both sides win. [8] After a chance encounter at a sandwich shop, Jimmy John realized that he could open a sandwich shop within his available budget by purchasing premium meats at a neighborhood market and baking his own bread. A Brief History of Jimmy John Liautaud, The Founder of Jimmy John’s by Kathleen August 22, 2020 Jimmy John is the former owner and founder of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain. In January 1983, he opened his first store. [17], In July 2014, Liautaud donated $1 million to the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that supports the spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. The business continued to grow, and he was able to open his second and third shops in 1986 and 1987. I love the JJ brand and the culture. Sales at the stores managed by Liautaud were outpacing the franchised stores by a wide margin. The culture is so deep that it has become a very attractive place to work, to grow, and to win in life. He served in the Army and was stationed in Korea. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges composed of local community and business leaders. [34] In the same year, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National CEO Conference and inducted into the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Hall of Fame. It seemed that founder Jimmy John Liautaud and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches were on a roll. In January 1983, he opened his first store. [15] The acquisition was completed on October 18. [20], In January 2019, Camp Southern Ground, a non-profit summer camp founded by musician Zac Brown, announced that the Liautauds had donated over $3.2 million to date to help build the camp's first residential lodge and fund ongoing operations. Jimmy John's founder and CEO Jimmy John Liautaud is under fire after photos of him allegedly posing with dead elephants, a rhinoceros, and a leopard appeared on the internet. I learned early that this business is not sexy, its hard work, its long hours, and it can be brutal. In May of 1986, I bought out my dad to become Jimmy John's sole proprietor. [36], In March 2017, he was named Franchise Times' "Dealmaker of the Year" for the deal that brought Roark Capital Group in as the company's new majority owner. 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