Colorado Springs Gazette:
Jimmy Johnâ€™s is on the move in the Pikes Peak region.
The number of Jimmy Johnâ€™s Gourmet Sandwich Shops in the Springs area has a ways to go before it rivals that of Subway; founded in 1965, Subway has at least 50 area locations, while relative newcomer Jimmy Johnâ€™s, launched 28 years ago, has just five.
But Jimmy Johnâ€™s, which prides itself on being â€œfreaky fast,â€ is on the fast track in terms of growth. The areaâ€™s two franchisees each recently remodeled former restaurant buildings and opened new locations, one franchisee has signed a lease for another store to open next spring, and both say theyâ€™re on the lookout for more sites.
â€œIâ€™m very, very sold on Jimmy Johnâ€™s, the whole brand, I love it,â€ said Derek Cohn, who opened the areaâ€™s first location in April 2008, on the corner of Garden of the Gods and Forge roads. â€œItâ€™s been accepted well here in the Springs, too.â€