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Jimmy John Liautaud

Founder of Jimmy John Gourment Sandwich Chain.
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Net worth 2018: $400 Million
Industry: Restaurateurs
Residence: Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 12 January 1964
Sigh: Aquarius

Jimmy John Liautaud was bornon 12 January 1964 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States, American, is Founder of Jimmy John Gourment Sandwich Chain.. Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder and chairman of the popular ‘Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich’ chain. An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, when boys of his age were busy deciding what future course to study, Liautaud was giving wings to his ambitions. His long-aspired desire to become an entrepreneur first gained grounds when he asked for financial help from his father to set up his own food venture. After much research, Liautaud decided to set up a sandwich shop. Though his sandwiches tasted brilliant, his location did not bring his business the success that he deserved. Instead of being disheartened by its average results, he worked hard to build up on the brand name and brand value of his sandwich shop. Soon, Liautaud’s modest one-store sandwich expanded to the next level as he began franchising it. Today, with more than 2500 outlets, his brand, ‘Jimmy John’s has definitely not just helped Liautaud realize his dream but has made him one of the top entrepreneurs of the world globally. As per an audit report by YouGov BrandIndex, Jimmy John’s scored a whopping 83% in restaurant chains that have the highest millennial brand loyalty. Most people who have once been to ‘Jimmy John’ consider going there again.


$400 Million


In September 2016, Roark Capital Group purchased a majority stake in Jimmy John Liautaud's company, after Weston Presidio sold their minority investment


In July 2014, Liautaud donated $1 million to the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that supports the families of fallen soldiers


In 2011, he donated money to Frances Nelson SmileHealthy dental clinic in Champaign, Illinois


Though they were taken way back in 2010 during a legalized safari in Africa, certain group of people still connect him with the big game in Africa


In 2008, he donated $1 million to his high school, Elgin Academy


In January 2007, Liautaud struck a deal with a private-equity firm, Weston Presidio


By 2002, Liautaud’s company had more than 200 stores around the country


In 1994, Jimmy John Liautaud sold his first Jimmy John’s franchise


In 1988, Jimmy first met Jamie Coulter, the Pizza Hut franchisee owner


Operating as a sole owner, Jimmy John Liautaud’s food venture turned extremely lucrative and by 1987, Liautaud opened two more shops


On January 13, 1983 ‘Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches’ opened in Charleston, Illinois


Jimmy John Liautaud was born on January 12, 1964 in Arlington Heights, Illinois to James Liautaud, an entrepreneur, and his wife, Gina Gudaityte Liautaud

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