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In 1983, 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud decided to make some sandwiches. After teaching himself to bake bread, perfecting the bread-to-filling ratio, and testing his sandwiches out on family members, he knew he had a winner on his hands. So he took to the streets with armfuls of cheap sandwiches, gathered a huge following, and finally opened up shop in an Illinois garage: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. Now, 30 years later, Jimmy John’s company has grown to more than 1500 locations in 41 states, and the sandwiches are as delicious as ever.
Business has been booming, but Jimmy John’s takes most of its pride in its freshly baked bread, freshly sliced meats and veggies (with no additives or fillers), large sizes, and low prices. The menu consists of 6 different 8” sandwiches, 11 different “giant “club sandwiches, a low carb lettuce wrap (the J.J. Unwich), and this week’s sandwich of the week, the massive J.J. Gargantuan.
Although Jimmy John was the brains behind the operation, it was Jimmy John’s brother, Huey, who came up with the idea for the J.J. Gargantuan. This sandwich is “huge enough to feed the hungriest of all humans” (so their menu states) with Genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey, and provolone cheese piled onto a homemade French bun and smothered with onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and Jimmy John’s homemade Italian dressing.
If you can even fit the sandwich into your mouth, you’ll find that the meats and cheese join together into a salty, cheesy, smoky, sweet, and hearty flavor bomb. It’s an Italian sandwich fit for a king, or at least one very hungry person.
Does Freaky Fast Mean Freaky Good? The Jimmy John’s Menu
At age 19, Jimmy John Liautaud didn’t look like he had much going for himself, having graduated high school second-to-last in his class. In 1983, his father gave him two choices for what to do with his life – either join the military or start a business. He chose to go the business route, accepting a $25,000 loan from his father to get started, with Jimmy John owning 52% of the business and his father 48%.
After exploring the idea of starting a hot dog business, the expenses made him switch to sandwiches instead. He rented out an old garage for $200/month and outfitted it with what little used equipment he could afford – a refrigerator, chest freezer, meat slicer and oven. He took the time to really perfect his bread recipe and took advantage of being near Eastern Illinois University and its many hungry college students.
Ten years later, he started franchising the business and now has nearly 2,000 locations around the country, with hundreds more in development. His business model is clearly working, but what about the Jimmy John’s menu from the customer perspective?
Quite similar to the Turkey Tom, but adding the avocado spread. Oh do betches love their avocados! You get the Beach Club when you are feeling hungrier because this is quite the large sandwich, but you can still believe it to be 'healthy'. You are probably straight out of California and live by a beach a.k.a. this is the perfect sandwich for you!
You might be a vegetarian, you also might just think that this is the comparable middle-ground of ordering a salad and not being in a food coma. In the end, you are still eating a salad in a sandwich.
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Adding some spice to the eatery scene
El Que, pronounced “el kay,” is a play on the name of big sister restaurant The Elk Public House. It is tucked in behind its namesake in Browne’s Addition in a space formerly home to Cabin Coffee on Cannon Street, with room for 35 people.
Grollmus and partners own The Elk and The Two Seven Public House in Spokane, Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene and The Porch Public House in Hayden Lake.
Tacos and banana-leaf-wrapped tamales are menu mainstays. Tamales wrapped with banana leaves, rather than the more common corn husk tamales, get a different infusion of flavor.
El Que is also experimenting with its own hot sauces. There’s a daily sopa de tortilla, or tortilla soup.
Grollmus says the infused tequilas and cocktails made from those concoctions have been well-received by customers.
“We’ve tried it couple of times before, but we’ve been having really good luck with these,” he says.
Restaurant general manager Marshall Powell says they plan to keep a regular slate of infused tequilas on hand, including beet pineapple, vanilla and brown sugar orange and cinnamon and pineapple habanero.
Beet? “It’s one of those things that people either love or they hate it,” Powell says.
Some of the infusions take much of the signature “bite” out of the tequila, while enhancing its flavor. Of course, they’re adding a different kind of bite with infusions that include habanero, poblano and other chilies, both fresh and roasted.
Getting the tequilas just right has taken some trial and error. Some have been too spicy. Powell says he’s afraid to take the lid off the tequila infusing with a ghost pepper right now the handwritten label for the creation features a skull and crossbones.
El Que employees are experimenting with other flavors. Powell says servers get a fifth of tequila a week to use. There have been attempts with huckleberries, lemongrass, raisin, basil and cucumber, cilantro and lime, to name a few.
The mason jars with the experiments line some of the shelves at El Que. The tequilas take on the flavors of the ingredients stuffed inside, as well as some of the colors.
El Que is open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The kitchen closes an hour later than The Elk that’s 11 p.m. most days and midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Grollmus says they’re still considering if and when the restaurant will open for lunch
El Que can be reached at (509) 624-5412.
Jimmy John’s opens
The rapidly expanding Midwest-based Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has made its Eastern Washington debut.
Rick and Kathy Rocca opened a franchise in downtown Spokane just before the holidays. The sub shop is at 601 W. Main Ave., near Main and Wall, next door to Thomas Hammer and across the street from Madeleine’s.
Rocca says he and his wife first discovered the franchise and its sandwiches when they lived in Madison, Wis., for five years. They plan to open a second Jimmy John’s shop in the spring near Ruby and Mission.
Everything for Jimmy John’s sandwiches is prepared fresh every day, including house-baked breads and freshly sliced meats and vegetables.
“We are just obsessed with fresh,” Rocca says.
The franchise also touts quick service and decent prices. In Spokane, an 8-inch sub is $4.75. The giant club sandwiches are $5.75.
The most expensive sandwich on the menu – the J.J. Gargantuan, which includes genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey and provolone topped with onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato and homemade Italian dressing – is $7.75.
The sandwich shop also offers a catering menu and delivery by bicycle courier in the downtown area. There is no minimum order for delivery.
Jimmy John’s opens daily at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Call the restaurant at (509) 838-3278 (FAST).
Metro Café for sale
Andrew “Swanee” Swanson is moving but he’d like to leave his downtown café in good hands.
The Metro Café, a fixture in the skywalk level at 501 W. Riverside Ave. for a quarter of a century, is for sale.
The cafe is known for its home-style entrees and soups, tossed salads and the daily roasted turkey, along with other carved meats such as roast beef, pork tenderloin, ham and meatloaf.
Swanson is working on a new restaurant in Shoreline, Wash., with the same builder who gave him the opportunity to open the Metro Café 25 years ago.
He says he’s not thrilled about giving up the Spokane lifestyle.
“I’m reluctant to go to Seattle. I’ve lived here my whole life,” he says.
The opportunity to work again with Inland Construction was too good to refuse. The new restaurant will be part of a complex of 450 townhouses in Shoreline, where Swanson and his family will also live. He’ll be able to walk around the corner to go to work.
“We’d like to start building that as soon as I walk out of here,” Swanson says.
He’s willing to train a new owner and has The Metro Café listed for sale on the Web site bizbuysell.com as well as Craigslist.
Swanson says he’ll miss the Spokane customers – many of whom are regulars who work nearby.
“They’re professionals and they treat you like a professional, too,” he says. “The customers are wonderful. They are not cranky shoppers.”
The Metro Café is open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reach the cafe at (509) 747-8250.
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THE TOP 18 LOW-CARB FAST FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
Let’s run down the exact menu items you can order at the top 18 most popular fast-food chains.
Found all over the world, McDonald’s was once notoriously unhealthy until they turned a new leaf and started including healthier menu options a few years ago. Now if you just want to swing through the drive-thru, an Egg McMuffin without the muffin will do, as will the Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich without the bun. You could even request a custom order of just the sausage and egg rounds from the breakfast menu and see if your server can’t help you out.
Again, chicken is keto-friendly and low in carbs, so the Grilled Chicken Club with bun removed is perfect. With bacon and cheese for your fat macros and some lettuce and tomato for a minimal amount of carbs, it’s safe to eat here.
3. BURGER KING
Another seemingly ubiquitous fast-food restaurant, Burger King has a Grilled Chicken Burger you can opt for, or order their Garden Side Salad: sub in bacon instead of croutons and you’ve got a delicious option you don’t have to fret about when it comes time to check your ketone levels.
4. KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
KFC, much like Chick-fil-A, has based their whole establishment around the chicken. While most of their menu items are fried or just balls of carbs (those heavy, buttery biscuits), there are a few healthy items on the menu. Grilled chicken is again available, as are sides like green beans and coleslaw.
Wendy’s has a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit order you can consume without the biscuit—it’s basically what some nutritionists might call “a deconstructed omelet.” Wendy’s also has an app with a customizable nutrition option to help you make the right choice for your low-carb diet.
6. PANERA BREAD
With “bread” right in the name, you may be wondering what you could possibly eat at Panera, and the answer is a salad. Specifically, their Greek Salad, as it only has 7 grams of net carbs (plus 4 grams of healthy fiber), and you can skip the dressing it comes with to make your own dressing at the water fountain where there are olive oil and lemon wedges available.
Tired of all the chicken? You can order up an All-Beef Hot Dog at Sonic for a simple protein solution. Just leave the bun on the plate when you’re done and choose wisely when it comes to your condiments.
8. TACO BELL
The Power Bowl, so long as you specify no rice and no beans, is nothing but a keto-approved medley of veggies, protein, and toppings like sour cream, cheese, and guac. A burrito bowl can be customizable as it’s a menu item that’s easy to tailor to your needs.
9. CARL’S JR.
The Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich at Carl’s Jr. can be enjoyed, with fats like mayo and bacon toppings, so long as you (of course) excuse the bun from your intake.
10. PIZZA HUT
Here’s some variety for you: at Pizza Hut you can order Naked Bone-In Wings. Not the standard grilled chicken fare you’re used to seeing on this list, but instead, an un-sauced chicken wing selection that you can still dunk in some blue cheese dressing for the fat portion of the meal. Made with soybean oil and corn syrup, it isn’t the healthiest food in the world, but most fast-food chains aren’t where you go for perfect health but for convenience.
11. JIMMY JOHN’S
Jimmy John’s has you covered in a way so many other restaurants don’t with the “Unwich” option. These are custom orders everywhere else, but Jimmy John’s know some people want all the makings of a sandwich without the bread. Perfect! Their Unwich items include:
- The Big Italian Unwich comes with ham, salami, pork, provolone, onion, lettuce, tomato, vinegar, and oil.
- The J.J. BLT with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a little bit of mayo on top.
- The J.J. Gargantuan full of roast beef, turkey, pork, salami, ham, and provolone (in case you want all your protein at once).
- The Slim 3 Unwich that is basically made up of tuna and mayo, so it’s tuna salad in a lettuce wrap for a perfectly keto meal.
That’s not all. They have six Slim Unwich options, along with Unwich versions of the Pepe, the Big John, the Vito, the Turkey Tom, the Spicy East Coast Italian, the Billy Club, the Country Club, the Jimmy Cubano, and the Ultimate Porker. Basically, if you see a sandwich you like at Jimmy John’s you can get it Unwiched without any of the hassle involved in asking for a special off-menu substitution.
Speaking of sandwich shops, Subway, too, can be workable, like say if you order a tuna salad on top of cucumbers. Filling and fresh, you can add the toppings you want without any more trouble than it takes to order any other standard sandwich. You can also choose the Double Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado for an all-keto meal option.
The Roast Turkey Farmhouse Salad at Arby’s has the veggies and protein content you need, so long as you remember to skip their dressing in favor of plain vinegar or oil. The same goes for the Smokehouse Brisket with Gouda cheese—that and a side salad won’t leave you feeling deprived.
14. IN-N-OUT BURGER
Ask for a Protein-Style Cheeseburger and ye shall succeed. Much like Jimmy John’s, In-N-Out has options ready-made for those on a low-carb diet who don’t want to fill up on bread. Protein-Style just means lettuce-wrapped, a lean and healthier option. Ask for fresh onions rather than grilled ones to lower the carbs even further.
Getting a Thickburger sans the ketchup provides you with a quarter-pound patty that’s low-carb and filling. Just be careful if you are on keto to watch your protein macros for the rest of the day, as this may max you out.
16. FIVE GUYS
This casual fast-food joint has the option of the Little Bacon Cheeseburger with no bun, and they may even supply you with the makings of a lettuce wrap if you’re willing to ask. Add some mayo to increase the fat content, but of course, skip their signature sack of fries.
17. JERSEY MIKE’S
The #1 BLT, the Chicken Salad, the #6 Roast Beef & Provolone, and the #9 Club Supreme are all under 500 calories and fewer than 10 grams of carbs if you order the sandwich “in a tub” instead of between two slices of bread.
We started with McDonald’s, so let’s end there is a sense with Chipotle. Though the McDonald’s corporation sold out of their Chipotle ownership in recent years, for a long time they were key investors in making the Chipotle chain another booming success.
Even more recently Chipotle has added a menu section for Lifestyle Bowls, each one specifically crafted for popular diets like keto, paleo, and Whole30. The Keto Salad Bowl comes with romaine lettuce, red salsa, guacamole, carnitas, and cheese, but most of their Lifestyle Bowls are appropriately low carb, with options like a sour cream topping to help boost your fat macros.
Sandwich of the Week: Jimmy John’s J.J. Gargantuan - Recipes
I got my newsletter from Men's Health today (stop laughing. I couldn't find the newsletter anywhere else - I tried!) and I wanted to share with you guys whenever I can the information that is given by the Eat This Not That newsletter. I find it eye opening when it comes to the hidden calories in things that we know aren't healthy, but even in the things that we think are healthy.
20. Worst Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Little Caesars Ham & Cheese Deli Sandwich
29 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
1,540 mg sodium
A ham and cheese sandwich quickly turns ugly with a few poor choices in bread and cheese.
Eat This Instead!
Two slices Thin Crust Cheese Pizza With Ham topping (12”)
14 g fat (6 g saturated fat)
490 mg sodium
19. Worst Fish Sandwich
Burger King BIG FISH Sandwich with Tartar Sauce
32 g fat (5 g saturated fat)
1540 mg sodium
Fish is only healthy when it's not breaded and fried in partially hydrogenated oil. Here, the fry treatment translates into 7 grams of trans fats and 108 grams of carbohydrates.
Eat This Instead!
Whopper Jr. without mayo and Garden Salad
12 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat)
1230 mg sodium
18. Worst Kids' Sandwich
Au Bon Pain Kids’ Grilled Cheese
41 g fat (25 g saturated fat)
1,060 mg sodium
Au Bon Pain ruins a simple sandwich by adding as much saturated fat as 25 strips of bacon. As a rule of thumb, avoid all of Au Bon Pain’s kids’ sandwiches, as every one of them contains more than 500 calories.
Eat This Instead!
Kids’ Macaroni and Cheese
14 g fat (9 g saturated fat)
650 mg sodium
17. Worst Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Jack in the Box Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta
28 g fat (9 g saturated fat)
1,850 mg sodium
Unlike many other fast food restaurants that have made the shift away from trans fats, Jack in the Box's menu has a number of items with more than 5 grams of the artery-clogging stuff. Add fries and you’ll get 7 more grams of this nasty fat.
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Chicken Fajita Pita
9 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat)
1,090 mg sodium
16. Worst Hot Sandwich
Sonic Chicken Club Toaster Sandwich
35 g fat (10 g saturated fat)
1,900 mg sodium
How can a chicken sandwich pack so much fat? Start with a fried chicken breast, add bacon, cheese, and mayo, and you're there. Ditch the chicken for beef and save 10 grams of fat.
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Sonic Burger with Mustard
25 g fat (9 g saturated fat)
730 mg sodium
15. Worst Breakfast Sandwich
Jack in the Box Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
55 g fat (17 g saturated fat)
1,430 mg sodium
Skip biscuits at all costs. This one contains nearly a full day’s worth of saturated fat.
Eat This Instead!
Bacon Breakfast Jack
14 g fat (5 g saturated fat)
730 mg sodium
14. Worst Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Hardee’s Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich
37 g fat (6 g saturated fat)
1,890 mg sodium
A general rule: Avoid sandwiches with words like “big” and “monster” in the name. Hardee’s Monster Thickburger is another example—it comes in at 1,420 calories, 108 grams of fat, and more saturated fat than you want in two days.
Eat This Instead!
Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
5 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
1,175 mg sodium
13. Worst Roast Beef Sandwich
Arby’s Roast Beef and Swiss Market Fresh Sandwich
42 g fat (13 g saturated fat)
1,780 mg sodium
The unwholesome trinity of mayo, Italian sub sauce, and processed Swiss cheese make this sandwich the clear loser in the battle of the beef.
Eat This Instead!
Super Roast Beef
19 g fat (7 g saturated fat)
1,061 mg sodium
12. Worst Vegetarian Sandwich
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Veggie Club
Provolone, avocado, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, tomato, mayo
46 g fat (15 g saturated fat)
1,500 mg sodium
The worst thing about this sandwich is its seemingly healthy name. Don’t let it fool you. A simple swap of avocado spread for mayo knocks off 200 calories, 24 grams of fat, and 98 grams of sodium.
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Avocado spread, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts
1.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
628 mg sodium
11. Worst Turkey Sandwich
Chili’s Smoked Turkey Sandwich
57 g fat (15 g saturated fat)
2,920 mg sodium
Do you really want to devour 88 percent of your daily-recommended fat intake from one turkey sandwich? How about 122 percent of your maximum sodium load? We didn’t think so.
Eat This Instead!
Chicken Fajita Pita
17 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
1,750 mg sodium
10. Worst Meat-Lovers Sandwich
Jimmy John’s J.J Gargantuan
55 g fat (15 g saturated fat)
3,783 mg sodium
A vegetarian’s nightmare invented by Jimmy John’s heavy-handed brother, Huey. This gut bomb features Genoa salami, smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, smoked turkey, and provolone smothered with mayo and Italian dressing.
Eat This Instead!
Turkey Breast Slim Sub
With Alfalfa Sprouts, Tomatoes, Onion, Cucumber, and Avocado Spread
2 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
1,439 mg sodium
9. Worst Tuna Sandwich
Cosi Tuna Melt
60 g fat
1,948 mg sodium
Tuna is one of the most misunderstood sandwich fillings. Prepared in your kitchen—with smart condiments like Hellman’s Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise—and served on whole wheat bread, it’s a nutritional safe haven. But made by someone else behind closed doors, it rarely results in anything worthy of passing your lips.
Eat This Instead!
Turkey Light Sandwich
9 g fat (0 g saturated)
1,299 mg sodium
8. Worst Steak Sandwich
Boston Market Sirloin Dip Carver Au Jus
51 g fat (15 g saturated fat)
2,450 mg sodium
This sandwich has as much saturated fat as 30 Chicken McNuggets and enough salt to preserve a small city.
Eat This Instead!
Boston Turkey Carver
27 g fat (8 g saturated fat)
1,810 mg sodium
7. Saltiest Sandwich
Quiznos Turkey Bacon Guacamole Large Sub
with Cheese and Reduced-Fat Ranch Dressing
Fat 49 g
Sodium 4,670 mg
Salt Equivalent: 7 large orders of onion rings from Burger King.
Eat This Instead!
Honey Bourbon Chicken
4 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
920 mg sodium
6. Worst Barbecue Sandwich
Applebee’s Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwich
58 g fat (21 g saturated fat)
1,970 mg sodium
How bad can a chicken sandwich be? Bad enough that Applebee’s still refuses to give up their nutritional information. Until Applebee’s coughs up the hard data, stick with the 10-dishes on their Weight Watchers menu—or find another restaurant.
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Tortilla Chicken Melt
13 g fat (4 g saturated fat)
935 mg sodium
5. Worst Chicken Sandwich
T.G.I. Friday’s Chicken Sandwich
78 g fat
1,890 mg sodium
Between mammoth sandwiches like this one and the array of deep-fried starters, its clear Friday’s has something to hide (their nutrition information). The Lighter Side of Friday’s contains five items with grams of fat and 500 calories.” It’s a sorry attempt at transparency, but until they offer real data, it’s the best option.
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10 g fat
825 mg sodium
4. Worst Cheesesteak Sandwich
Quiznos Prime Rib Cheesesteak (Large)
88 g fat (21 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat)
2,675 mg sodium
It doesn’t take a dietitian to know that a cheesesteak probably won’t make the list of flat-belly foods, but everyone gives in to the occasional craving. And that’s OK. But if you have a weakness for this Philly favorite, indulge in the small version for half the fat and calories.
Eat This Instead!
Small Black Angus Sandwich
16.5 g fat (7 g saturated fat)
1,550 mg sodium
3. Worst Italian Sandwich
Quiznos Classic Italian (large)
82 g fat
3,750 mg sodium
106 g carbs
A large homemade sandwich would more likely provide about 500 calories. Cut the calories: Isn't it obvious? Order a small—or save half for later.
Eat This Instead!
Small Tuscan Turkey on Rosemary Parmesan without cheese
14 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
1,185 mg sodium
2. Worst Roll-Up
Applebee’s Southwest Philly Roll-Up with salsa
121 g fat (38 g fat)
2,338 mg sodium
What’s the worst thing about a roll-up? It’s easier to conceal the fat-riddled contents. With nearly as many calories as four Quarter Pounders and as much fat as 10 Egg McMuffins, there’s a lot hiding in this one.
Eat This Instead!
Teriyaki Steak and Shrimp Skewers
7 g fat (2 g saturated)
1,475 mg sodium
1. Worst Sandwich in America
Quiznos Tuna Melt (large)
175 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats)
2,190 mg sodium
This sandwich puts tuna’s healthy reputation on the line. A large homemade sandwich would likely provide one-fourth of the calories.
Eat This Instead!
Small Honey Bourbon Chicken on Wheat Bread
4 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
920 mg sodium
And if you hung in here this long. I'm rewarding you with a few items (I'll give a few more next week) off of their Best Foods List too. I'm simply following their list of the 125 best products - but apparently this week we're getting mostly carbs.
Post Shredded Wheat
One ingredient: whole wheat
Per cup: 170 calories, 6 g protein, 40 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 1 g fat
BEST INSTANT OATMEAL
Quaker Weight Control Banana Bread Oatmeal
Simple to make—at home or work.
Per packet: 160 calories, 7 g protein, 29 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 3 g fat
BEST HOT CEREAL
Arrowhead Mills Steel-Cut Oats
It takes longer to cook than the instant version, but the minimal processing of the oats means more fiber.
Per ¼ cup: 160 calories, 6 g protein, 27 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 3 g fat
BEST BREAKFAST BAR
South Beach LivingHigh Protein Peanut Butter Cereal Bar
A quick fix when you're short on time.
Per bar: 140 calories, 10 g protein, 15 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 5 g fat
(Holy Cow - I eat 2 of these every day!! I picked something good!!)
Smucker's Sugar Free
We prefer true maple syrup, of course (just don't use too much), but this sugar-free version tastes like the real thing.
Per ¼ cup: 20 calories, 8 g carbs
BEST LOAF BREAD
Arnold Natural 100% Whole Wheat
Reminder: Always choose 100 percent whole-grain products.
Per slice: 90 calories, 3 g protein, 16 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 1.5 g fat
BEST BURGER BUN
Arnold Select Wheat Sandwich Rolls
A better burger starts with a better bun.
Per roll: 150 calories, 6 g protein, 29 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g fat
Thomas’ Hearty Grains Whole Wheat Bagel
Packed with more fiber than three traditional bagels.
Per bagel: 270 calories, 12 g protein, 55 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 2 g fat
BEST ENGLISH MUFFIN
Thomas’ Oatmeal and Honey English Muffins
Surprising tip: Spreading this bread with a pat of butter—instead of jelly—will lower the muffin’s glycemic index.
Per muffin: 130 calories, 5 g protein, 25 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 1 g fat
MexAmerica 100% Whole Wheat Flour
Top with refried beans and shredded cheese. Bake at 400°F until melty.
Per tortilla: 210 calories, 5 g fiber
Thomas’ Sahara Pita Pockets, 100% Whole Wheat
To make chips, coat with olive oil and bake at 400°F until crisp.
Per pita: 140 calories, 4 g fiber
BEST PIZZA CRUST
Boboli 100% Whole Wheat
Top with #20, #82, and sliced tomatoes. Bake at 450°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Then drizzle with olive oil and top with basil.
Per 1/5 shell: 150 calories, 27 g carbs, 5 g fiber
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Blend Spaghetti
This has none of the gritty texture or unappealing flavor that you get with most whole wheat pastas.
Per ¼ cup (dry): 180 calories, 7 g protein, 6 g fiber
BEST QUICK-COOKING RICE
Uncle Ben’s Fast and Natural Whole-Grain Brown
100 percent whole-grain rice—and that's all.
Per 1 cup cooked: 170 calories, 4 g protein, 36 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 1 g fat
(Boo. this is the competition for John's company. I can't support them. HA!)
King Arthur 100% Whole Wheat
If you choose whole-wheat bread, why not use the same kind of flour?
Per ¼ cup: 110 calories, 21 g carbs, 4 g fiber
Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa
Per ⅓ cup: 160 calories, 6 g protein, 30 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2.5 g fat
Organic Valley Reduced Fat
Great for anytime you want a shot of muscle-building protein.
Per cup: 130 calories, 8 g protein, 12 g carbs,5 g fat
BEST CHOCOLATE MILK
Organic Valley Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk
Best right after an intense workout, when the extra sugar will replenish your muscles’ fuel stores. (Shut up - a free pass to drink chocolate milk?! Not for me. no drinking calories)
Per cup: 170 calories, 8 g protein, 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 5 g fat
BEST SNACKING CHEESE
Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Original
Individually packaged so it stays fresh.
Per piece: 70 calories, 5 g protein, 0 g carbs, 6 g fat
BEST SHREDDED CHEESE
Kraft 2% Mozzarella
Per oz: 70 calories, 8 g protein, 1 g carbs, 4 g fat
Going Keto Part 5: Seven Keto Restaurant Hacks
If you’re not up to date on ketogenics yet, look back at previous entries for the benefits of going Keto, how to prepare for ketosis, your first week of Keto at home, and how to meal prep, Keto-style (including recipes). This month we’re providing a Keto-lifeline to those who forgot to meal prep for the week (and don’t feel like fasting their way through the work day). You can order a Keto-friendly meal at almost any major chain restaurant, if you know the macros behind their ingredients, so feel free to eat-out and stay-in (ketosis). Yup, even at McDonald’s…we’ve got your back.
Sorry… no rice, beans, corn, or tortilla this time. Get a salad bowl, go heavy on the cheese, sour cream, and guacamole (or else be that guy who brings in an avocado). Go very light on the salsa (hottest is safest) and select a fattier meat (steak or pork).
Try a spinach salad instead of a sandwich. Load up on all the vegetables your bowl can handle, but go easy on the tomatoes (it’s technically a fruit and definitely has sugar). Mayo, olive oil, vinegar, Buffalo Sauce, and mustard are your safest condiments… beware of the Honey Mustard and Sweet Onion sauce! Subway also has a thorough macro-breakdown which you can DOWNLOAD HERE.
Mr. John himself likely went Keto at one point, because his “Unwich” sandwich option substitutes bread for a lettuce wrap. The Vegetarian and Gourmet Veggie unwiches are safest in terms of carbs and protein, but don’t forget about the fats… get plenty of mayonnaise, avocados, and olive oil! Look to the Italian Night Club or the Ultimate Porker if you want some meat. Their notoriously large J.J. Gargantuan is doable, but you’ll need to cut the tomatoes and onions, plus compensate with extra fats. They even have a nutrition calculator online!
The not-so-secret “Protein Style” option at In-N-Out is a perfect way to bind stacks of fatty beef and cheese together in lettuce. No “Animal Style,” though… the only extra toppings you’re allowed are cheese slices and mustard. Most burger joints will have a comparable, lettuce-wrapped option if you ask. If you’re feeling particularly loose, order the “Flying Dutchman!” It’s literally just stacks of meat and cheese.
Should your hunger-tunnel ever end at the golden arches, fear not. Ask for exactly what you want and they’ll oblige: Two Round Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese. Beware… the sausage contains maltodextrin! (No wonder it’s so good.) Burgers without buns or ketchup. Even thinking about the secret sauce could take you out of Keto. It may appear a bit odd, getting this stripped-down dish served to you on a pancake tray, but your Keto remains intact.
This place is a minefield. Baristas by trade don’t specialize in niche meal plans like Keto, so you’ll need to keep an eye on the brewing of anything more intricate than straight coffee. Most of their syrups and mixers are loaded with sugar… even the “sugar-free vanilla” contains maltodextrin! If you need some flavor, stick with the sugar-free caramel specifically (or just learn to love the cold brew). Don’t be fooled by the “skinny” versions of a drink…it’s still not Keto!
If you happen to live in a no stop-light kind of town, more cows than people, and not a single chain restaurant you can turn to… feast away at the local grocery. Grab some salami slices and wrap up a few mozzarella sticks
Did we miss your favorite fast food place? For a full-service macro tracker on 30+ of the biggest chains in America, visit fastfoodnutrition.org. Check back next month for lots of on-the-go fat-hacks and safe meals bets for anywhere hunger takes you!
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On Friday Jimmy asked the question "Have you ever met Jimmy? Where and when?"
Collin Edward Lawrence: I'm a driver. I was in the shop when he came into the Reno Nevada store a few weeks ago. Boy, were we shocked!
Jimmy: And the food was pretty damn good too, good visit. JJ
Sandi Skalku Kraft: Yup..met Jimmy at our Valparaiso Indiana store when he was there to interview the manager. Have a pic in my profile. It was 07 I think
Jimmy: long time ago, I hoe you all are getting back on your game! JJ
Lauren British Bedford: cary store in nc
Jimmy: Hi Lauren!
Nicholas Torntore: When I worked at a store in Saint Paul, He YELLED At me about putting to much avocado on the cheese.
Jimmy: I didn’t yell bro, Im just passionate, sorry! JJ
Nicole Mowatt: I made him a #9 with pep when I was in illinois. Green st store I think it was. :-)
Jimmy: And it was killer! JJ
Miguel Espinoza: i made him a #2 only meat cheese and mayo and onion. in the st. matthews louisville store. 2009
Jimmy: try this yourself, you’ll dig it.
Debi Zeh Huey: I met Jimmy at my store on one of his visits to Kansas City. My manager in training said there was someone there to see me. and there was Jimmy! I hugged him and said, "You do exsist!" I think I startled him! We talked BREAD and he showed off his car, lol. He's a great guy.
Jimmy: Love showing off, covers my in securities! JJ
Matthew Ryan Loid: yep in my houston tx store, and also breifly in Las vegas.
Jimmy: Yep! JJ
Amanda Gagel: yeah came to the store i worked out for some news thingy.. but it was cool he interviewed a manager at the store
Jimmy: Cuz the manager kicks butt! JJ
Carrie Davis Tisckos: I met him in ྚ at the Green St. store in Champaign, IL. I was working the lunch shift and he came in to show us how to make good subs super fast! Really nice, personable guy.
Jimmy: That was ages ago Carrie, cant believe you recall, JJ
Sam Karouni: I had the extreme pleasure if meeting Jimmy when I worked at the Greenwood Village, CO store in 2005. Amazing guy. I am heading to manager's training at the end of the month, I'm really hoping to meet him again!
Jimmy: Hey Sam, what up?
Judson Delira: Came in my store with a coupla suits. He gave a fistbump and looked like he was at home. The suits looked uncomfortable. awesome Jimmy! Cant wait to see ya again.
Jimmy: You too! JJ
Sara Maksim: at the vegas convention a month ago! Totally awesome guy! Got my pic taken too!
Jimmy: Aw shucks! JJ
Ian Golden: i met him in vegas at the ཆ convention. He came up to our table and was realy friendly. As a GM, it was pretty cool to see the man in charge.
Jimmy: Good to see you to Ian! JJ
Randy Harman Jr: I met him in vegas, the man throws one hell of a party! Black crowes at the wynn hotel!
Jimmy: If you cant throw a party then you have serious issues. I happen to be good at it, it was a blast wasn’t it! JJ
Brandon Schmidt: I met him when I was a g.m. of a store and we went to the jjs university conference last year! Great man, great speaker! Makes you wanna strive for the best in life! Jimmy: Thanks Brandon, JJ
Tammi Marlowe: orlando, champaign, and vegas baby!
Jimmy: We rocked! JJ
Mike L Gibilisco: vegas baby vegas
Jimmy: ditto, we killed it !
Brian Gladki: I have met the man twice. Once at corporate training, and last month at the convention. One hell of a party!
Jimmy: Good stuff!
Billy Baugher: Yes . Vegas Jan 28th
Jimmy: killer party!
Mike Anderson: Yup corp, training and the Rockstar's Convention 2010 baby. One Helluva a PARTY BABY. Jimmy for President!
Jimmy: Im in, JJ
Amy Csipkes Butts: at one of the frachise conventions..in Florida. I was 8 months pregnant and he walked up to me and offered me some brittle or something saying that pregnant women love it! It was ok. He kept talking to me throughout the convention. guess he likes pregnant women
Jimmy: stop, I give a shit man, that’s all! JJ, (well maybe a little bit)
Alex Garcia: at the florida convention last year, took a shot, talked for a while about a franchise, took a couple more shots then a quick photo op!
Jimmy: and I was hungover because of those shots dude, did it for you!
Jeff Hunt: Yup, Last month in Vegas baby
Jimmy: good stuff!
Rick Rapier: Yes, I have! Was one of his first employees -- Made sandwiches right alongside him, though primarily delivered the sandwiches he made, all back at Store #1.
Jimmy: Rick, that was ages ago. How things change eh? Opening unit #1000 in a week or so, Peace, JJ!
Scott R. Smith: Went to College with Jimmy. I used to see him jogging once in a while around campus. I did not see him in the store much. I was there at the beginning at EIU. Those were great times and great sandwiches! Before we started getting Jimmy Johns in the St. Louis area, I used to have friends at colleges over night me a few sandwiches once in a while.
Jimmy: Long time ago, shit we are old! JJ
Cindy Adams: He won't remember but I frequented Jimmy John's at my Alma Mater Eastern Illinois University. Loved his sandwiches from day one and often times he would be behind the counter working by himself.
Jimmy: Hi Cindy, that was me behind the counter and I appreciate all the support.
Valerie Imig Newell: Yes, about 1984 he came to my Business Policy class at EIU and asked our team to do a project to determine if he should expand his little sandwich shop into other cities (just had the one shop in Charleston at the time. We did the research and told him "YES. " The rest is history. He was only about 19 at the time I think.
Jimmy: Val, you were right, opening unit #1000 next week, holy shit! Thanks for the history, JJ
Chris Huffman: I had a class with him at EIU in ྏ - the same year he opened his first store in Charleston. My roommate and I ordered out JJ's a lot!
Jimmy: We are both getting old Chris! JJ
Kathy Myers Bess: Ya while in college at EIU, buying a Jimmy John sandwich at the very first store!
Jimmy: Where are you now? Is there a JJ nearby?
Lisa Billingsley: Charleston, IL - Panther Lounge- 1983 or 1984
Jimmy: loved that bar, and loved playing pool and dig dug. Good times, Old Style beer was still cool then wasn’t it? JJ
Jeff Goodmanson: EIU. 1983
Jimmy: Hi Jeff, JJ
Laura Beals: Met him at the original store in Charleston back in 1986. I was a little drunk.
Jimmy: Me too Laura, JJ
Brenda Ray: Yes, we were students at EIU together! The ORIGINAL JJs was just down the alley from our house.
Jimmy: I remember that ally, yuck! JJ
Pat Flynn: Charleston 1983. First days open!!
Jimmy: Hey Pat.
Todd Harper: Yep, Picnic Table in front of his 1st shop after I left Panther lounge. Spring-1983
Jimmy: Dude, I built those two tables, still there!
Mary Schoder: Sure have. I was at the first ever Jimmy Johns at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. The year was 1983.
Jimmy: Yes it was, 27 years ago, holy shit, JJ
Jay T. Silence: The ORIGINAL Jimmy John's - Charleston, IL. I miss the 50 cent 'day old' bread.
Jimmy: Jay, DOB used to be a quarter. JJ
Adam P Marsh: He literally lives 7 doors down from me on the Champaign Country Club 6th hole.
Jimmy: I live on Armory, not the 6th hole!
Lindsay Chlopek: I talked to him on the phone at the veterinarian office that I worked at in Champaign, IL but never met him
Jimmy: now we meet on facebook, Ha!
Stacy Hill Wisniewski: Illini tailgate!
Jimmy: good times those Illini tailgates.
Tina-Jason Stevens: I used to be the manager at a custard shop in Champaign I'll, and he would come in and go through drive through quite a bit. He is super friendly and generous. He even brought us subs sometimes.
Jimmy: You guys rock there, good job, well run and yummy fatty chubby goodness. JJ
Ben Pliska: yep in champagn. my man
Jimmy: thanks Ben, JJ
Lynn Eldredge: At a bar/restaurant in Champaign IL. I went up to him and said said hi. He was so nice and made me feel great.
Jimmy: You are very kind Lynn. JJ
Ted Geistlinger テッド: Halloween. Trick or treating. Champaign
Jimmy: we give out good stuff eh? JJ
Heidi Nelson Kocerka: I have - in Illinois at headquarters - he was so sweet. And I have literally driven 2 hours to have a #1 at JJ's.
Jimmy: that’s a long time for love, JJ
Maria Vasquez-Acuna: Dinner at Bacarro's! That was a great night, thanks Jimmy!
Tonya Hartman: I cut his hair every 4-5 weeks! It's always a pleasure to see him! Very nice guy
Jimmy: yes you do!
Nichole Schnurpel Edstrom: I have multuple times at the Xmas parties!
Jimmy: Good times!
Melissa J Anderson Clark: Yes, Christmas party back in 86 or 87! My fiancé worked at Jimmy John's ! He was awesome! What a cutie!
Jimmy: Your husband or JJ?
Mike Biedron: Of course, JJ x-mas party in 1987
Jimmy: long time ago, wow!
Nick Danneberger: sure, at the kick-ass Christmas Party!
Dani Lessing: Met him at my school (University of Illinois) when he came to give a talk about how he started Jimmy John's :)
Jimmy: that was a good session, JJ
Heather Bixenman: University of Missouri when he came there to speak a couple semesters ago
Jimmy: Missou rocks, JJ
Jessie Koepke: He went to school with my parents. I went to the same high school he did as well and he came and spoke to us and gave us free sandwiches.
Jimmy: small world man, JJ
Jack Cunningham: last year in Mankato
Jimmy: hey Jack!
Ozzie Meza: YES! Went to a wedding in central IL where he was the best man.
Jimmy: Ozzie, how are ya!
Megan Cobian: jimmy is my homeboy. we go wayyyyy back.
Jimmy: wayyyy back, JJ
John Chapman: evansville and all the time
Jimmy: what up John
Danielle Beeler: At Sara lee in Zeeland MI when I was working there
Jimmy: miss you there, JJ
Chris Barr: shit ive known jimmy since i was a runt, hes a good guy
Jimmy: yep, I remember when you taught my little brother Robby how to French kiss! JJ
Mary Helen Santry Vargo: We owned a franchise for a few years. Yes, I have met him. Nice guy!
Jimmy: Thanks Mary, JJ
Holly Peterson: LINK Wedding :)
Jimmy: Hi Holly, JJ
David Hipp: jimmy and I were best friends growing up!
Jimmy: Yes we were except I don’t know who you are? Remind me, JJ
Aimee Thomas: Best guy you could ever work for. Cheers!
Abel Yoahens Hogos: yes he come to our home with hut pizz
Jimmy: ok then!
Paul Miller: At the LA boat show last month he brought me Jimmy John sandwhichs.
Jimmy: And you built me a kick ass boat, thanks man, JJ
Rebecca Wellman: We met Jimmy at a networking fundraiser for Dan Rutherford in Chicago. He is very nice! A picture of us with him is proudly on our facebook page!
Jake Martin SCHWAGSTOCK.
Jimmy: correct schwaggstock. WTF is Schwaggstock?
Anders Brekke: We had shaken hands in the mens room once.
Jimmy: before or after we washed ?
Deanna Ashley: In the John. LOL
Jimmy: damn, you so funny!
Amy Hill: Lake of the Ozarks - Salty Dog - Shootout weekend
Jimmy: yup, JJ
Sally McLemore: I know him, he's so super cool. And very nice, oh and REALLY good looking.
Jimmy: Very nice, questionably cool and Im really glad beauty is in the eye of the beholder! JJ
Jo Taubert: I stood him up about 25 years ago )
Jimmy: JO, Ive been heartbroken ever since, haven’t been able to date because of that. Damn! Just kidding, it was probably the right thing to do. JJ
Alex Kayne Up: in muthableepin' Carbondale, that's where, and all my life.
Jimmy: ? JJ
Heather Jackomino Beach: Yes, the Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Jimmy knows how to have a good time!
Jimmy: Very good time, JJ
Michael W. Ernst: Many times. All I can say is he is just himself and will not change that is what makes him him.
Jimmy: Thanks Mike!
Tamara Kane: Yes I met Jimmy many times. In Illinois and at Bond Lake. Hi Jimmy! Bet you don't remember me but I remember you.
Jimmy: I don’t Tamara, sorry, but Bond Lake rules and I'm sure if I saw you I'd remember! JJ
Alex Lunn: beaver colorodo last march
Jimmy: good times, J
Nancy Katherine: Grand Blanc, MI. Yum!
Jimmy: I don’t remember but all good, JJ
Collin Edward Lawrence: He's a cool cat.
Jimmy: once in a while I get it right, JJ
Brandon Zubriski: I WISHHHH
Jimmy: me too!
Bri Fielding: nope i work at the one in cali and the owner out here says Jimmy hates cali therefor will never come out here to see the store. oh well
Jimmy: bullshit, I love Cali, its just anti business, like Pelosi and Obama, they despise business, but I'm over it and will be opening soon! JJ
Tyler Spickard: no but can i??
Jimmy: just did, JJ
Cecilia Raulston i wanna meet jimmy! :)
Jimmy: Just did, Hi Cecilia, JJ
Amy Cooley-Teachout: No but that would be cool. why do some people on here have to be SO rude:(
Jimmy: simple, because when people feel shitty about themselves its easier to make others feel shitty then fix their own shittyness, its human nature and a very normal defense mechanism, trick is don’t take it personally and pray for the folks who are angry, hows that, JJ
Jeanne Hines: I want to bc I love Jimmy johns!
Jimmy: good, we just met Jeanne, Hello, JJ
Michelle Lovato: no but i REALLY want to!
Jimmy: Hola Michelle, JJ
Hannah Hoaglund: no but i want to
Jimmy: we just met too, Hi, JJ
Shaun Hautly: No, but he should meet me.
Jimmy: Hi shaun, JJ
Sarah Young: I wish. He is a mega cool dude with insight, vision and mega coolness. Perhaps some day. Hmmmm?
Jimmy: Thanks Sara, and we don’t even know each other, be careful not to judge a man by his sandwich! JJ
Erin Lien: I would like to meet Jimmy. PLEASE start delivering in INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN!! NOW! Thank you sincerely! :-)
Jimmy: Love to deliver to your area, need a store closer. Its not personal darlin’, JJ
Sarah Kramp: No, but let me tell you I would sure like to.
Jimmy: Hi Sara, You just did, JJ
Nikki Fengel Nope. would love to see him at my local JJ's in Tacoma, WA.
Jimmy: I'll be there when you guys open the new drive through, JJ
Becky Rundblade Heckler: No I'd like to though.
Jimmy: We just met, Hi, JJ
Jill Iannucci Clark: I'd like to, I'd hug and kiss him!
Jimmy: and I'd hug and kiss you back, JJ
Nerell Darrah Hartig: No but that would be fun.
Jimmy: so fun! JJ
Krista Friday: I haven't met Jimmy, but I dig on his free smells. mmmm. lol.
Jimmy: me too, JJ
Patrick Wiatt: No, but I love his sandwiches!
Jimmy: Thanks Pat, JJ
Devin Hanley: No, but I have eaten at and enjoyed his fine establishment on numerous occasions.
Jimmy: Thanks Devin, JJ
Bill Mackey: nope and dont care just kike hs food lol
Jimmy: I don’t care either Bill, JJ
Keith Killen: nope.. but the sandwiches rock.
Jimmy: thanks Keith, JJ
Robert S Grooters: No have you?
Jimmy: Yup, I have , JJ
Jim Atols: I have not met him. Is there a picture of him somewhere?
Jimmy: Yes there is, somewhere! JJ
Esther Zuverink: No, is he cute?
Jimmy: Not the least bit, but the phucker is damn funny, JJ
Russ Ayres: no, but OPEN A FRANCHISE IN PORTLAND, PLEASE.
Jimmy: On our way bro
Richard McArdle: I don't know if I have ever met the man himself but I met the dfw crew with the jimmy johns truck and coupons at texas motor speedway, they were jerks
Jimmy: why were they jerks, what did they do to hurt your feelings?
Megan Marschke: Never met him but he placed an 800 sandwich order at the Jimmy John's in Wausau WI where I work to give away at the snowmobile races in Eagle River, WI
Jimmy: and the subs were perfect, JJ
Rachel Trotter: no, but everyone always asked the guys at work if they're jimmy. somehow they think it's funny, but i've heard it a thousand times..
Jimmy: funny shiz!
Katie Nelson: I never met jimmy. but i used to work at one and he came in and did like a promo video for a JJ's conference at our store and my General Manager got to be in it cleanign the slicer. Thats my only claim to fame with jimmy. My hero
Jimmy: Thanks Katie! JJ
Jenn Vineyloneyakel: nope but from the sounds of it maybe he should do the undercover boss ting, nobody would even know what hit them! maybe his subs would be better too! Jenn, then maybe my subs would be better?
Jimmy: Tell me what to do to make em better, I always want to know, JJ
Jennie Snyder: No- just saw a picture at a friends house )
Jimmy: coolio, JJ
Barb Krecklow: NO. But he can bring me a BLT to my house :)
Jimmy: I need an address, JJ
Shelleigh Shayn Hamilton: nope and i dont want to
Jimmy: me neither, JJ
Opie Carter: no but sounds like a nice guy
Jimmy: questionable, JJ
Chärlie Larrykoopa Snell: South Park XD
Jimmy: I remember, you were wearing the pirate suit right? JJ
Michelle Tarrant Williams: in my bed, after a frat party
Jimmy: oh shit, you promised you would not tell anyone, JJ
Ed Dixon: He was so freaky fast, I didn't get a chance.
Jimmy: like roadrunner!
Monique Boeckner: this one time at band camp.
Jimmy: isn’t this the one about the flute? JJ
Frank Q: jimmy wants a date with elaine.
Jimmy: dude, I already did Elaine! JJ
Brooke Fencl: There's a big picture of him at my favorite J Spot in Omaha. Sometimes I can't take my eyes off it.
Jimmy: Oh my, JJ
Siera Hehner: he gave me his 8in sub so fast I freaked. lmfaooooo
Jimmy: sorry it was so quick
Jackson Buck: does jimmy think with his dipstick?
Jimmy: Exactly, JJ
Sara Schwersky: Jimmy's sexy.
Jimmy: I'm so sexy for my pants!
Hannah Miller: I love jimmy!
Jimmy: I love Hannah, JJ
Abigail Collins: See you Jimmy!
Jimmy: See you Abby, JJ
Tyler Harris: well she said she was jamie. but then he said he was jimmy the next morning. Jimmy: Oh shit, you promised me man, JJ
Eric Parks: jim this girl told me to tell u giggidy
Rebecca Wise: HES DATING MY MOM. LOL @ MICHELLE AND ED
Jimmy: yes I was and damn she was fancy!
Damon Durham: If you met my "Jimmy" omfg.
Jimmy: Dude, no way!
Duncan Smith: I had jimmy johns today. it was good. i liked it. ♥
Jimmy: thanks Duncan, JJ
Eduardo Budet: Was in Ft Collins Colorado a few years ago on business. Ate there almost every day!
Jimmy: Not anymore bro?
Zach Olsen: He is my roomate
Jesse RudeBoy Remer: late at night in my girlfriends bedroom, when i was 16 :P
Jimmy: ouch! JJ
Jill Frisch Flynn: Today. At lunchtime. )
Jimmy: Hi Jill, JJ
Rheanna Moody: I met jimmy when that #6 no tomatos slid down my throat and exploded in a flavor sensation.
Jimmy: And you dug it! JJ
Owen Johnston: i like jimmy buffet
Jimmy: so does Jimmy Buffetts Mama!
Zagk Gibbons: I met him just before he went to the desert. He wasn't the same when he came back.
Jimmy: Amen bro!
Dean Thompson: My cousin's name is Jimmy
Jimmy: so is mine, JJ
Becky Gipson: Douche!
Jimmy: Big douche!
Linzi Luck: I worked there for four years and ate there atleast 4-5 times a week
Jimmy: what store Linzie, JJ
JR Johnson: there iz a jimmy
Jimmy: Yup, JJ
Patricia Webb: My bf and best guy friend :/!
Jimmy: you are very kind, JJ
Chris Moran: Was he driving a Hummer H2 plastered with JJ stickers in the Detroit area today ??
Jimmy: Nope, but I know the dude who was, JJ
Veronica Hoffman: Only Jimmys I've know are Jimmy John's and Jimmy Eats World = great.
Jimmy: great food and great band, JJ
Carolyn Hardwick: i met him today for lunch,. it was tasty!
Jimmy: So tasty!
Mary McIntyre Garner: Now baby, you know that's our little secret. LOL
Jimmy: you promised not to tell, JJ
Veronica Stevens: 10 mins ago yessss
Jimmy: say it again
Christine Detring: Today! 11 am. But it wasn't our first date:)
Chris Worden: big mike is way cooler
Jimmy: correct, Big Mike is way cooler. Please tell him JJ said so too. He always has been the ultimate in class and cool. Just ask all who know him!
Shannon Webb: I met Buffett last year before the concert! -)
Jimmy: So did I, JJ Just kidding, who’s Buffet?
Marcus Olson Jimmy is supposed to be shipping some #13's to my pad in Los Altos from the Freemont store. Its been a few weeks Jimmy.. Don't let me down.
Jimmy: Send me your address and I'll fedex you a couple firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Ferguson: When I accidentally strolled in a queer bar near boys town in chicago about 12 yrs ago
Jimmy: and JJ sucked ya right?
Cracker Barrel Dish
Homestyle Chicken: 1,350 calories, 92 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 3,200 mg sodium, 65 g carbs (6 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 66 g protein
Congratulations, Cracker Barrel. You've managed to knock out an entire day's worth of sodium (and then some) with just one plate of breaded and deep-fried chicken. Anyone ordering this not only needs to stay away from the two sides and biscuit that come with it, but the drink menu as well. Instead of the iced tea and lemonade, chug as much water as possible to combat this amount of salt.