Jimmy John’s Up, Running, and Busy in Pontiac

By Neil Doyle

A sandwich shop with the saying “Freaky Fast” is now open in Pontiac.

Jimmy John’s officially opened its doors Wednesday in the 1000 block of West Reynolds Street. This is the first Jimmy John’s to open in the city. Owner Marc Largent said he plans to hire around 25 employees.

The sandwich shop was founded in 1983 in Charleston, Ill. It has grown as a franchise in the U.S. with over 2,800 locations across 43 states.