You’ve heard of their freaky fast delivery, but what else do you know about the sandwich chain that rivals Subway in the clash of sammich shops on Forbes?

A restaurant proud of its roots, Jimmy John’s began with an ambitious 19-year-old trying to start his own business. With little money, Jimmy John Liataud opened the first restaurant in 1983 with just the basics: a refrigerator, an oven, a freezer and a meat slicer.

Today, Jimmy John’s differentiates itself from other sandwich-making powerhouses through their cold subs and 8-inch, one-size-fits-all option.


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The fresh selection of filler-free meats makes JJ’s a carnivore’s paradise. From the genoa salami to the hand cut tomatoes, the wholesome ingredients combine to make delicious, healthy sandwiches that won’t make you feel guilty for eating out.

Jimmy John’s also offers a low carb option that turns your sandwich into a lettuce wrap. If you’re not in the mood for a sub or hoagie, try one of the giant club sandwiches (including a veggie option).

Don’t forget to grab a bag of Jimmy John’s potato chips. They’re killer crunchy on their own and even better when you add some to your sub (plus, the BBQ flavor is on point).


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When you walk inside you’re greeted by fun neon signs and a warm atmosphere, and then your eyes are led to the classic black and white board hosting all of the prices and tasty menu item descriptions. After you make the difficult decision of what to try, like the Pepe or Big John, there are only a few minutes separating you from sandwich wonderland.


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Most of the sandwiches are between $5 and $6, so along with a side of chips and a drink, you’re looking at a 10 buck lunch—not a bad price for the quality you receive. The best part? They deliverso you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your warm abode to trudge through the snow for a sammich.

Check out the full menu here.


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm

Sunday 11 am-8 pm

Location: 3444 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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