Located at 3034 Harshman Road, in what was formerly Gold Star Chili, the new location, which is equipped with a drive-thru, is set to open Thursday, Dec. 22. Renovations began in October, Mangen said, and finished up this week.
“We completely gutted and rebuilt the store, and it has a drive-thru, which we really wanted,” Mangen said. “Drive-thrus seem to be the up-and-coming thing with Jimmy John’s because it’s fast and convenient, so you can get in and out.”
Mangen said she began her career as a manager at the Troy Jimmy John’s, which opened in 2012, before joining Poelking as a franchisee around three years ago.
“The consistency with Jimmy John’s is really nice. They give you a lot of support as a franchisee, and it’s honestly just a really laid back environment,” she said. “It’s a great company to work for.”
Mangen said she and Poelking are looking to hire a total of 25 employees, both part-time and full-time. Those interested in applying can stop by the store for an application, or apply online at careers.jimmyjohns.com.
Charleston, Illinois-based Jimmy John’s first opened in 1983. Known for being “Freaky Fast,” the chain now has franchise-owned and operated locations across the country.