Continued from page 1 Jimmy John Liautaud Founder and chief executive, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Liautaud founded Jimmy John's in 1983, using a $25,000 loan from his father to initially start a hot dog business. After realizing a hot dog venture would cost more than anticipated, Liautaud opened a sandwich shop. Today, his simple-to-execute concept has become the second fastest-growing sandwich chain in the U.S. based on percentage growth in systemwide sales, according ...

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