Jimmy John’s Requiring Sandwich Makers To Sign Non-Compete Clause

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Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s has been requiring employees to sign a non-compete clause prohibiting them from making sandwiches at competing restaurants that sell “submarine, hero-type, deli-style, pita and/or wrapped or rolled sandwiches” in order to safeguard trade secrets. What do you think?

“You can’t be too careful when you’ve got a sandwich called ‘Totally Tuna.’”

Kara Webster • Strap Fastener

“The sandwich biz is cutthroat. You can come out with a great new sub on Monday, and by the end of the week it’s already been reverse-engineered by your competitors.”

Sam Patrick • Seasonal Goods Stocker


“They left a pretty big loophole open for employees who want to make hoagies, grinders, or po’ boys.”

Ben Gutierrez • Badge Issuer