Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC is an American franchised sandwich restaurant chain, specializing in delivery. It was founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983 and is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. In 35 years, the company has grown to more than 2,800 locations in all states except Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Jimmy John's has opened approximately 200 locations per year over the past three years. As of 2014[update], 98% of the locations are franchise-owned.