Restaurant Spotlight: Jimmy Johns

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 9:26am.

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Jimmy Johns is Saint Paul’s and Arden Hills’ favorite sub shop featuring dine in or delivery. It was founded by Jimmy John Liautaud when he was 19 attending Eastern IL University and 29 years later, they are still doing well.

The first store opened in 1983 with the first delivery taking place in 1985. In 2007, the 500th store was opened and by 2010, the 1000th store opened. JJ believed he could create the world’s greatest gourmet sandwich with a handful of cookbooks from the library, he perfected the award-winning bread.

When the first store opened, he handed out free sandwiches to college kids to build a reputation and today they are known for their great food, low prices and delivery. Here is a look at what you can enjoy at Jimmy Johns in your area.

Where to find it

Jimmy Johns has a few locations near you. Check out the Arden Hills location at 3775 Lexington Avenue North or the several locations in Saint Paul like 7th Street West, West University Avenue, Grand Avenue, Snelling Avenue North, and many more. Hours are Monday through Sunday 11am-9pm.


The menu features a ton of great sandwich options, sides and drinks. Try a plain slim, an 8” sub sandwich, or the JJ Gargantuan. On the side, throw in Jimmy chips, cookies or a dill pickle. To drink, enjoy coke products or Dasani bottled water.

The Plain Slim sandwiches include a ham & cheese, turkey breast, tuna salad, double provolone, salami with capicola and cheese or roast beef. The 8” sub options include varieties like the Big John, Totally Tuna and the Vegetarian. Giant club sandwiches include a full ¼ pound of ham on the club, the hunter’s club sub and the Italian night club.

Jimmy Johns is the perfect place to order subs to your door or stop in for lunch. Check them out in various locations around Saint Paul and Arden Hills.

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