According to the Commercial News in DANVILLE — Ask Jimmy John’s owner/general manager Seth Hobbs how Jimmy John’s is doing in Danville and he’ll tell you “things are going really well.”
In fact, he’s planning to build a new store to reach more customers in the southern part of the city.
Hobbs said he’s in the process of preparing a new store at 306 W. Fairchild St., at the corner of Fairchild and Gilbert streets. The location is on the southeast corner next to Papa John’s Pizza where an Advance America, cash advance and loan store, had been located.
Hobbs plans for the new restaurant to open in November. This is a year after the North Vermilion Street restaurant opened.
Hobbs said the north-side restaurant at 3120 N. Vermilion St. is doing great.
“The restaurant itself is doing above my expectations all because of the loyalty of our customers; and we are planning on putting a drive-through in in the very near future,” Hobbs said through an email.
A Customer Appreciation Day also is planned for Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Subs will be $1.
More than 10 years ago, the fast-food gourmet sandwich shop was previously located in Danville on North Gilbert Street.
Chris Milliken, planning and urban services manager with the city, said the city hasn’t received any building plans yet from Jimmy John’s.
He noted that Jimmy John’s previously looked at the former Wiener Works building also in the city.
Milliken said the location will be convenient for delivery services for employees working more south.
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops offer homemade sandwiches made from fresh-baked bread, all-natural meats and vegetables that are sliced daily at each restaurant.
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops was founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston.
In 23 years, the company has grown to more than 445 corporate and franchised locations in more than 34 states and two countries. The company is known for its obsession with fresh, quality products and high-speed execution.