Friday, October 17, 2014

Mapping Jimmy John's Exclusions Zones

The Jimmy John’s franchised sandwich restaurant chain requires their employees to sign non-compete agreements. These non-compete contracts ensure that employees can not work for any other sandwich business within three miles of any Jimmy John’s location for two years after they leave their job with Jimmy John's.

This means that there is now a 6,000 square mile 'employment exclusion zone' in the United States for any ex-Jimmy John’s employee. has created an interactive map for Jimmy John's employees, showing them where they will be barred from working after they leave their current job.

The map shows the three mile 'employment exclusion zone' around each of Jimmy John’s 2,000 U.S. restaurants. The situation is particularly bleak for anyone who works for Jimmy John's in Chicago. If you want to work for another sandwich business in Chicago after leaving Jimmy John's you will have to pray that someone opens up a restaurant under the Tri-State Highway at the junction with the Irving Park Road.
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