Jimmy John’s comes to Portsmouth

By Ivy Potter - ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com

Recently, our community has been fortunate to welcome several new businesses and restaurant to the area. Another well-known food chain has decided to plant roots in Portsmouth and is aiming to open around March/April 2018. A Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, made famous by their high quality fresh ingredients and speedy delivery, is currently being built in Portsmouth at the corner of Gay Street and 12th Street at the location of the former Euton Realty office.

Owners Brian and Heather Pontius of Chillicothe, as well as their managing partner Lauren Deal, are looking forward to begin this new business venture in Portsmouth. “We’re excited to be coming to the Portsmouth area and expand,” said Mr. Pontius. “We’re looking forward to being a part of that corridor, things are looking really nice there.”

Pontius, who owns the Chillicothe location also, says he has been looking to expand to Portsmouth for quite some time. According to Pontius, finding the right location took some time, but he is looking forward to being in a part of town with so many newly built or renovated buildings.

Jimmy John’s was first opened in 1983 by Jimmy John Liautaud in Charleston, IL and there are now approximately 2,800 locations currently open, with roughly 320 additional stores opening each year.

Jimmy John’s prides themselves on serving all-natural meats, with no artificial ingredients, minimally processed, and having no nitrates, hormones, or MSG added and their self-proclaimed “Freaky Fast” delivery.

Another new business in the area also means new jobs for Portsmouth.

The new location is currently looking for managers interested in joining the Jimmy John’s team.

“Any managers that would like to apply can send their resume to my email address,” said Pontius.

By Ivy Potter


Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932