Jimmy John’s, a sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 stores nationwide, opened its doors at its new Bremerton location on April 16.
Business has been booming at their 304 Park Avenue location in Bremerton as well as their delivery services. The store is located just across the street from the Burwell Gate Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
“The response has been great and our deliveries grow day by day,” said manger Angie Daniels.
According to Daniels and employee Kevin Anglada, the most popular menu items are the Italian Night Club and the J.J. Gargantuan.
The Italian Night Club is loaded with real Genoa salami, Italian capicola, smoked ham and provolone and topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. Condiments include mayonnaise and their homemade Italian vinaigrette. The Night Club is served on your choice of fresh-baked, thick sliced seven grain bread or homemade French bread.
The J.J. Gargantuan is hearty, layered with Genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey and provolone on a homemade French bun. The Gargantuan is topped with mayonnaise, onions, lettuce and tomatoes and J.J.’s homemade Italian dressing.
Other menu items include the J.J. Unwich, a low-carb menu option served as a lettuce wrap.
Jimmy John’s is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Technically we’re open those hours but we open our doors whenever we have the bread ready — usually before 9 a.m.,” Daniels said.
A Silverdale location is expected to open before the end of the year. Daniels acknowledged that the specific site for the Silverdale store is still in the discussion stage, but they anticipate opening it in October.
Jimmy John’s was founded in a garage in Charleston, Illinois, in 1983 by Jimmy John Liautaud who delivered sandwiches to students at Eastern Illinois University.
Two years later, Liautaud bought out his father’s interest in the company to become sole owner and opened a second store.
Two years after that, he opened a third store and others quickly followed before Liautaud began franchising in 1993.