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Jimmy John's

October 21, 2010 11:09 ET

Calling All Jimmy John's Fans: Jimmy Is Giving 100 Bones and a Dime for Your Best Jimmy-Rhyme

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  

NEWS FACTS

  • Jimmy gets a lot of fan love on Facebook, with an over 436,000 strong following and counting. So, he's giving that love back with the "Your Jimmy-Rhyme™ Contest."
  • The best "Jimmy-Rhymes" will be awarded with "100 bones and a dime" ($100.10). Why? Because it's a throwback to the original Jimmy John's, that in 1983 sold its sandwiches for 2 bones and a dime.
  • Jimmy's first advertisement was written by Jimmy John himself and was the first Jimmy-Rhyme: "No zits, no pits, no day old bread. No grease, no fries, great subs instead!"
  • Besides 100 bones and a dime, the best Jimmy-Rhymes have the chance of being plastered on a billboard as a part of the next advertising campaign.
  • A couple examples of Jimmy-Rhymes:
    • "Ben met Anna, swapped some spit. Forgot her sandwich, Ben-Anna split."
    • "When you're tummy's extra needy, we'll deliver extra speedy."
  • The Your Jimmy-Rhyme Contest Rules:
    • The contest began on Wednesday, October 13 and ends Friday, November 12.
    • A Jimmy-Rhyme should be short and sweet and must be all about the Jimmy John's brand, whether it's catering, sandwiches, delivery, speed or online ordering.
    • The rhymes will be judged on passion for the brand, creativity and overall appeal.

PRE-APPROVED QUOTE

  • "In 1983, I served coke with no ice and my sandwiches cost two bone$ and a dime. I'm giving 100 bone$ and a dime for your best Jimmy John's Rhyme! A Jimmy-Rhyme is a make-you-laugh-til-you-cry-and-make-your-mouth-water-for-Jimmy-John's kinda rhyme! Enter as many rhymes as you want on our Facebook page. Tell your pals and give it a try!" -- Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John's.

ABOUT JIMMY JOHN'S

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops was founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston, Ill. Since its inception, the company has grown to over 1,000 corporate and franchised locations in 38 states throughout the U.S. The company is known for its obsession with fresh, quality products and high-speed execution. For more information, visit www.jimmyjohns.com.

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