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Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC is an American franchised sandwich restaurant chain, specializing in delivery. It was founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983 and is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. In 35 years, the company has grown to more than 2,800 locations in all states except Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Jimmy John's has opened approximately 200 locations per year over the past three years. As of 2014, 98% of the locations were franchise-owned.
As of March 2017, Jimmy John's has almost 3,000 stores with plans for expansion up to 5,000 and beyond.

How much does Jimmy John's franchise cost?

Jimmy John's has the franchise fee of up to $35,000, with total initial investment range of $329,500 - $557,500.

Initial investments: $329,500 - $557,500
Net-worth Requirement: $300,000
Liquid Cash Requirement: $80,000

Initial Franchise Investment

Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee$30,000$35,000
Real Estate/Rent (1 month)$2,500$8,000
Security Deposit$2,500$2,500
Leasehold Improvements$100,000$200,000
Furniture, Fixtures, Signage, and Equipment (including Computer/ Point-of-Sale System)$107,500$166,000
Architect$5,000$10,000
Office Equipment$2,500$2,500
Utility Deposits$1,000$2,000
Opening Inventory and Supplies$6,000$6,000
Grand Opening Event$3,000$5,000
Training Expenses (out-of-pocket costs for up to 3 people)$6,000$15,000
Insurance$11,500$15,000
Miscellaneous Expenses$2,000$10,000
Additional Funds (first 3 months)$50,000$75,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL *$329,500$557,000

* The estimated initial investment range excludes real estate purchase costs.

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Fee: 6%
Ad Royalty Fee: 4.5%

Jimmy John's Franchise

Support Options

On-The-Job Training: 119.5 hours
Classroom Training: 16 hours
Additional Training: 7 weeks for general managers; 3 weeks for assistant managers
Number of Employees Required to Run: 20

Jimmy John's Franchise Info: https://www.jimmyjohns.com/franchising

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Jimmy John's Franchise Other Fees

Type of FeeAmount
Royalty6% of Restaurant’s weekly Gross Sales.
Advertising and Development FundUp to 4.5% of Restaurant's weekly Gross Sales (currently the full 4.5%)
Cooperative Advertising ProgramsUp to 2% of Restaurant's Gross Sales.
Successor Franchise$2,500
1-week or 2- Week Training Program for New, Additional, or Repeat TraineesCurrently $1,500 (or $2,000 for expelled trainee re-attending); the franchisor may increase this fee and charge up to $5,000
New Training and Additional Guidance or SupportCurrently $400 per person per day plus expenses if provided at the franchisor’s location; currently $600 per person per day plus expenses if provided at the franchisee’s Restaurant; the franchisor may increase this per-person, per-day fee and charge up to $1,000
Area Manager TrainingCurrently $2,000; the franchisor may increase this fee and charge up to $5,000
Transfer$7,500 or $12,500
Product and Service PurchasesVaries.
TestingCosts of Testing (amount of which depends on circumstances, including supplier's location, testing required, and item involved).
Relocation$2,500 plus costs and expenses.
Computer Systems, Maintenance and SupportCost of service.
Confidential Area Manager Manual$500
Franchisee ConventionUp to $500
Regional Advisory CouncilCouncil Assessments.
AuditCost of inspection or audit (amount of which depends on circumstances and extent of the franchisee’s noncompliance).
InterestLesser of 1.5% per month or highest commercial contract interest rate law allows.
Non-Approved Restaurant Opening$2,500 for each day Restaurant is open without the franchisor’s approval.
Non-Compliance$250 - $1,000 for deviations from operational requirement / Brand Standard.
Fee for Hiring the Franchisor’s Affiliate’s, or Franchisee’s Management Employees after Violating Non-Recruitment / Non-Solicitation Restriction$50,000 per occurrence.
Unauthorized Advertising Fee$1,000 per occurrence.
Late Fee10% of original amount due but not paid on time.
Confidential Operations Manual$500
Management Fee$600 per person per day (plus costs and expenses).
Costs and Attorneys’ FeesWill vary under circumstances and depend on nature of the non-compliance.
IndemnificationWill vary under circumstances and depend on nature of third-party claim.
Liquidated DamagesIf the franchisor terminates the Franchise Agreement with cause or franchisees terminate the Franchise Agreement without cause, franchisees must pay the franchisor, within 15 days after the termination's effective date, liquidated damages equal to the product of (a) the Royalties you were obligated to pay the franchisor on the Restaurant's Gross Sales during the previous 364 days the Restaurant operated (b) multiplied by 3 (unless there are less than 3 years remaining in the franchise term at the time of termination, in which case the Royalties will be multiplied by the number of years remaining).
Maintenance Cost Reimbursement$600 per day plus costs and expenses.
Customer Complaint ReimbursementOut-of-pocket cost reimbursement.
Insurance ReimbursementOut-of-pocket cost reimbursement.
Tax ReimbursementOut-of-pocket cost reimbursement.
De-identification ReimbursementOut-of-pocket cost reimbursement.
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