Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC is an American sandwich fast food sandwich chains, specializing in delivery. It was found by Jimmy John Liataud in 1983 and in the last 36 years, the company has added over 2800 locations in all states, except Alaska and Hawaii. As of 2014, 98% of the these locations are franchised-owned.
So, just think if this operation every received a boycott, what that would that do the brand and all its franchisors? Well, to that point, I have a Jimmy John's in the town I live — Beaufort, SC. As of this day, I refuse to frequent that facility ever again. Why, you might ask? . . .
Big Game Hunting
Social media users are demanding a boycott of Jimmy John's after controversial photos of its CEO surfaced online conducting big game hunting.
Liautaud’s sick compulsion with the murder of large animals for “sport” has been well documented, and on April 19, Twitter user Yossarian317 uploaded a photo of the CEO posing with an elephant he’d hunted and killed.
Many would say that killing elephants and taking their tusks as trophies is pure and simple - wrong. So, for those who are angered by Liatuad's actions, boycotting seems a most appropriate measure.
For those interested in this boycott, you can sign up online petition to show your solidarity. Jimmy John Liataud hunts endangered species in Africa just for fun. If it's in your interest to participate in this boycott, then show your support by not spending another dime at their establishments.
Peta's suggestion . . .
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] has an idea of "something more we can do with compassion — something that'll help save countless lives."
PETA's suggestion is to go beyond boycotting. Take things a step further by boycotting 'all cruelty' to animals. Go vegan! Not eating animals or their co-products is an impactful way to save animal lives. You might take Jimmy John's off your menu choices, along with McDonald's and Taco Bell, but there are a good number of vegan-friendly restaurant chains to chose from.
PETA's free starter kit
Did you know that you could save nearly 200 animals per year by simply going vegan? That’s right—being vegan saves lives, according to PETA.
Getting started is easy! Just fill out the form here to receive a free copy of PETA’s vegan starter kit. It will guide you through the transition to a healthier, happier, and longer-lasting life.
The vegan starter kit has everything from recipes and tips on eating out to health information. Give it a try, and report below your findings. We'd like to know your suggestions and advice concerning this dire issue.
Primary Source: PETA