Readers Cris and Sygyzy let me know that gourmet sandwich shop Jimmy John’s, founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983 in Charleston, Illinois, has sent out a tweet that they are in the process of opening in Santa Barbara. Though the exact location is unknown I have received a tip about a new deli sign that has appeared downtown that I will check out later today to see if there is a connection. The eatery has 1600 locations across 40 states and has opened 200 new locations per year over the last 3 years. 98% of the locations are franchise-owned. For more information visit jimmyjohns.com.
Update: Jimmy John’s is coming to 909 Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista, not Santa Barbara.