The new sandwich shop Jimmy John is now officially open for business. Several months after its soft opening (The shop began service the week after the new Prudential building opened ), the to a slew of hungry Newarkers waiting to try out the restaurant’s famously-fast sandwiches. Located on 95 Halsey Street, between Warren and Linden Streets. The sandwich shop brings a new addition to the food choices in downtown.
The Illinois-based chain, founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud, founded in 1983, the Illinois-based chain claims over 2,000 locations in 43 states. The Newark shop is the 13th in New Jersey, joining others in towns such as Hoboken, Montclair, Glassboro, New Brunswick and Union. The first of the franchise chain, is exciting new addition, for the lunch food crowd. The restaurant made it first $1,000 is one hour.
The best opening ever for the franchise. The design of the interior is well proportion, with various signs of wisdom and neon signage branding the space. This franchised received over 80 percent of its staff are residence of Newark, and greater Newark, with many coming through the city Workforce program initiative. Yesterday city official came out to formally welcome the new establishment to Halsey Street, downtown food destination. Baye Adofo-Wilson. Deputy Mayor/Director of Economic and Housing Development, remarked on how the various department agencies worked in coordination to speed up approval, and developing a feeder pool of qualified candidates through workforce development.
The shop has booth seating. When you walk through the entrance door, there are booths against both the right and left walls. You walk right up to the register to order and pay, then walk to the end of the counter to pick up your food.
It’s conveniently located for downtown workers and college students in the surrounding area. Great if you are on foot. The first install bike rack is adjacent to the shop. Parking may be tricky for you if you have wheels.