This past July, when quarterback Drew Brees (pictured right with Jimmy John's founder and CEO Jimmy John Liautaud) signed a five-year, $100 million contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, he celebrated by handing out free subs at a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches location in Metairie, La. The lost food cost did not bother the owner — since Brees is the franchisee for that location and others in the New Orleans market. Brees opened that first restaurant in ...

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