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Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 11:43 a.m.

Ann Arbor area Jimmy John's sandwich shops to offer $1 sandwiches on Thursday

By Lizzy Alfs

Lines at the local Jimmy John’s sandwich shops will likely be wrapped around the block Thursday as the company offers $1 sandwiches on its Ann Arbor-area customer appreciation day.

The event is from 11 to 3 p.m. and sandwiches numbered 1 through 6 on the menu will be $1, with a limit of one sandwich per customer.

Mary Trader of Dig Communications said the company hosts the event in its major markets across the country as a way to excite customers.

She said the lines outside the shops are typically long on $1 sandwich days, usually wrapping around the block.

There are 6 Jimmy John’s locations in Ann Arbor and 1 in Ypsilanti, according to the company’s website.

The first Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop was founded in 1983 in Illinois. Since its inception, the company has grown to over 1,200 locations in 39 states.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at


Kyle Mulka

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 8:09 p.m.

Last time they did they this, they had staffed up significantly, and the line wasn't long at all when I went. Just don't go right at lunch time.


Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 8:03 p.m.

JJs blows Zingermans away. Sorry.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 8:33 p.m.

Rite On, Eye! The only time I like Zing's is when I'm not-a- payin' fer it!

Robert Granville

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 7:33 p.m.

Wow... I guess appreciating $1 sandwiches is just too much for most of you. So many negative comments... Go outside and enjoy the warm weather or something... .your cubicles are ruining your attitudes.


Fri, Jun 17, 2011 : 5:15 a.m.

Right on!


Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 7:28 p.m.

The one and only time I ate at Jimmy Johns, I paid 8 bucks for a flaccid Philly that looked about the size of a small hot dog, and that came with a bag of chips and a pop. It was pathetic. It was like Falling Down but even more exaggerated, and much more expensive. I wouldn't pay a dollar for the sandwich I received, so this means nothing to me.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 8:32 p.m.

You must have gone to the JJ downtown on Ann St. The one on Plymouth & Nixon is much better.


Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 7:01 p.m.

I find it amazing that so many people will spend so much time to save a small aount on one sandwich.

Tom Joad

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 4:45 p.m.

I can make my own sandwich, thank you very much...for the price of one sandwich you can eat for days. I tried Jimmy Johns and I was deluged with "hello, sir," "How are you today, sir?" "thank you, sir" "have a nice day, sir" ENOUGH. just make the sndwich...please.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 8:31 p.m.

Too bad they are taught customer service. Guess if you want rude, you can always hit Krogers.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 4:42 p.m.

Saaaayyyy... Thar ain't no bear meat in them sanwiches, is thur?

Snehal Shah

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 4:39 p.m.

Will it be $1 per sandwich for delivery also?

Christopher LeClair

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 4:41 p.m.

In-store purchase only

Christopher LeClair

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 : 4:04 p.m.

This is only a deal until you find out that the price of all their sandwiches have now gone up a dollar. 23% increase on the regular sized sandwiches.