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The Most Popular Jimmy John’s Menu Items

Whether you call it a hoagie, a hero, a grinder, or a sub, it’s no secret that the sandwich is one of America’s favorite meals.

One of the most popular sandwich chains is Jimmy John’s. With over 2,700 locations throughout 47 states, the spot is known for its ‘freaky fast’ service and ‘freaky fresh’ ingredients.

The Jimmy John’s menu has much more to offer than sandwiches, though.

From fresh cookies to their iconic jumbo pickles and secret ranch sauce, you can visit Jimmy John’s dozens of times and still have new menu items to try.

In this article, I’m counting down the 25 most popular menu items at Jimmy John’s. So read on and plan what you’ll order on your next visit!

25. Plain Slim 1

With a name like “Plain Slim,” I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to pass on this sandwich.

Though it’s not as flavorful or decked out as the other sandwiches, there’s definitely a time and a place for a Plain Slim.

The Slim 1 comes completely plain with only ham and cheese. No sauce, no veggies, no extras.

In other words, if there is a child or a very picky eater with you, they will probably be happy to order this sandwich.

Plus, you can customize your sandwich with add-ons or sauces to make it your own.

It may not be the most exciting option, but the Plain Slim is always there when you need it most.

A Slim 1 contains 540 calories, 11g fat, and 20g protein.

24. Plain Slim 5

The Slim 5 is another basic yet steadfast option that will always be there for you.

This sandwich comes with salami, capocollo, and provolone. It’s simple but gets the job done.

Plus, with no other ingredients, the deli meat and cheese truly shine through on this sandwich.

A Slim 5 contains 630 calories, 20g fat, and 22g protein.

23. Ultimate Porker Unwich

Some subs, like the Ultimate Porker, are just too heavy when served on bread. (Enter: the Ultimate Porker Unwich.)

With this meal, you get the smokey and salty flavor you love without the heaviness that sometimes comes with it.

The Ultimate Porker Unwich features hand-sliced smoked ham, crispy applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, all wrapped in iceberg lettuce instead of bread.

Think of it as an elevated BLT. The fresh veggies contrast nicely with the super-salty pork products, and the mayo adds some richness.

An Ultimate Porker Unwich contains 340 calories, 25g fat, and 20g protein.

22. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

When it comes to oatmeal cookies, you either love them or hate them.

If you fall into the former group, you need to try Jimmy John’s version of the classic combo.

These cookies are comforting and have the perfect raisin-to-cookie ratio.

They’re crispy towards the outside and softer towards the center, just how the perfect cookie should be.

With raisins and oats, this cookie also feels slightly heartier (and dare I say, healthier) than your average dessert.

One Oatmeal Raisin Cookie contains 370 calories, 13g fat, and 31g sugar.

21. Bootlegger Club

The Bootlegger Club features roast beef, turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Is it a groundbreaking combination? No. But is it good? You better believe it.

If you love turkey subs but are also a roast beef fan, you don’t have to choose which you want on your sandwich. That’s the beauty of the Bootlegger Club.

An 8” Bootlegger Club contains 680 calories, 20g fat, 31g protein, and 90mg cholesterol.

20. Salt & Vinegar Jimmy Chips

Salt & Vinegar chips have a more aggressive, in-your-face flavor than most other snacks. Yet, their sour-salty combo keeps us coming back for more.

Jimmy John’s Salt & Vinegar Jimmy chips pack quite a punch with each bite. They’re thick and crispy and will leave you wanting more.

They make the perfect sidekick to any sub or Unwich you order.

A bag of Salt & Vinegar Jimmy Chips contains 290 calories, 17g fat, and 3g sugar.

19. Hunter’s Club

If you go to Jimmy John’s for its roast beef, you’ve probably already heard of (and ordered) this sandwich.

Hunter’s Club is made with a double serving of roast beef, provolone cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomato.

This sandwich is perfect for lovers of smoky meat.

The mayo and provolone add creaminess, while lettuce and tomato provide freshness – what more could you ask for?

An 8” Hunter’s Club contains 830 calories, 32g fat, 42g protein, and 130mg cholesterol.

18. Billy Club

The Billy Club is perfect for anyone who hates making decisions.

That’s because this sandwich has a little bit of everything – smokey roast beef, salty ham, fresh lettuce and tomato, tangy Dijon mustard, and creamy provolone and mayo.

The Billy Club definitely has a lot going on, but all the ingredients work well together and blend nicely.

As one of the only menu options with Dijon, the Billy Club’s flavor profile will attract those looking for a sub that’s a little different.

An 8’ Billy Club contains 810 calories, 31g fat, 37g protein, and 110mg cholesterol.

17. Jalapeno Jimmy Chips

There aren’t too many spicy options at Jimmy John’s, but these chips are one of them.

You won’t need to chug a glass of milk after trying Jimmy John’s jalapeno chips, but they definitely do have a little kick.

If you usually order your sub on the mild side, these chips might be just what you need to add a little spice to your life.

Lovers of super crispy chips will be instantly impressed with Jimmy John’s Jalapeno Chips.

One bag of Jalapeno Jimmy Chips contains 290 calories, 17g fat, and 3g sugar.

16. J.J.B.L.T.

The J.J.B.L.T is Jimmy John’s take on everyone’s favorite sandwich – the BLT.

It’s made with a generous portion of applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Jimmy John’s freaky fresh ingredients shine through in this sandwich thanks to its simple but high-quality list of ingredients.

The BLT has stood the test of time because of its unique flavor profile – it’s smokey, rich, creamy, and fresh all at once.

Jimmy John’s does a great job recreating this playful lunch classic.

An 8” J.J.B.L.T. contains 590 calories, 31g fat, 15g protein, and 45mg cholesterol.

15. Club Lulu

Jimmy John’s knows that no one can resist a nostalgic childhood staple, and they make sure to recreate the turkey club (but make it even better!) with the Club Lulu.

This sandwich features sliced turkey, applewood smoked bacon, fresh tomato, lettuce, and mayo.

The Club Lulu is balanced and simple. It’s a reliable and steady option that appeals to almost anyone.

An 8” Club Lulu contains 690 calories, 24g fat, 22g protein, and 65mg cholesterol.

14. BBQ Jimmy Chips

Who doesn’t love a bag of BBQ chips?

Barbecue comes in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Jimmy John’s take on the flavor is sweet, smokey, and oh-so-satisfying.

Some BBQ chips tend to be too sweet or smokey, but these chips strike the perfect balance and taste like they’re spiced with classic BBQ rub rather than liquid smoke.

Since these are kettle cooked, you’ll find that these chips are thicker and much crunchier than your average potato chip.

One bag of BBQ Jimmy Chips contains 290 calories, 16g fat, and 5g sugar.

13. Turkey Tom

The Turkey Tom is made with hand-sliced turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

This sandwich doesn’t have any frills and isn’t life-changing, but when you’re craving a turkey sub, it’s what you need it to be.

Thanks to its short and simple ingredient list, each element of the sub shines through with every bite.

An 8” Turkey Tom contains 480 calories, 17g fat, 15g protein, and 50mg cholesterol.

12. Club Tuna Unwich

The Club Tuna Unwich features tuna salad, double cheese, cucumber, lettuce, and tomato.

Jimmy John’s tuna salad is fresh, creamy, and unique, thanks to the addition of soy sauce in each batch.

And with the lettuce wrap, each bite is sure to be accompanied by a satisfying crunch.

This Unwich manages to be creamy and flavorful while staying light and refreshing.

A Club Tuna Unwich contains 500 calories, 40g fat, and 29g protein.

11. Jumbo Kosher Dill Pickle

I couldn’t make this list without mentioning Jimmy John’s famous dill pickles!

These pickles have a cult following for two reasons: their vinegary sour flavor and satisfying crunch.

Jimmy John’s kosher dill pickles are some of the crunchiest around.

So crunchy, in fact, that some people specifically make trips to Jimmy John’s just for the pickle itself.

And yes, you can order a whole pickle for delivery or pickup with your next sub!

10. Chocolate Chip Cookie

There’s no cookie more classically American than the chocolate chip cookie.

Jimmy John’s took extra care to make sure their version paid proper homage to the iconic treat.

This cookie is special because it uses three types of chocolate – dark, milk, and white.

Jimmy John’s doesn’t skimp on the chocolate here.

The addition of salt and dark chocolate keeps this cookie from becoming overly sweet.

Plus, the chain exclusively uses Ghirardelli in its cookies, so you know you’re getting the best.

One Chocolate Chip Cookie contains 410 calories, 19g fat, and 32g sugar.

9. Kickin’ Ranch

It might seem blasphemous to have a condiment this high up on our list of the best Jimmy John’s menu items but hear me out.

Kickin’ Ranch is much more than a sauce – it transforms everything from sandwiches to Unwiches to potato chips.

Besides the obvious base of classic ranch sauce, Jimmy John’s adds buttermilk, peppers, and pepper juice to their concoction.

This makes for a tangier, richer version of classic ranch sauce.

Fans recommend dipping your sub in your cup of Kickin’ Ranch rather than spreading it across your sandwich.

This way, you get the full glory of the sauce with each bite.

Some even swear by dipping their plain or Jalapeno Jimmy Chips in the sauce.

One serving of Kickin’ Ranch contains 160 calories, 310mg sodium, and 15g fat.

8. Country Club

The Country Club is another classic that will appeal to everyone.

It features sliced turkey, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Some customers recommend adding bacon or hot peppers to spice things up a bit.

When you’re craving just a little extra deli meat variety, the Country Club is the way to go.

An 8’ Country Club contains 780 calories, 28g fat, 35g protein, and 100mg cholesterol.

7. Jimmy Cubano

The Jimmy Cubano is Jimmy John’s take on the classic Cuban.

This tangy staple features smoked bacon, sliced ham, pickles, and Dijon mustard.

It’s bold, salty, and smokey – the perfect option for anyone looking for something different than your run-of-the-mill sub.

An 8” Cubano contains 720 calories, 37g fat, 30g protein, and 90mg cholesterol.

6. The J.J. Gargantuan

Where do I begin? The J.J. Gargantuan is an icon. It’s one of the most jam-packed subs you can buy at any chain.

This sandwich features salami, capocollo, turkey, roast beef, and ham.

Onion, lettuce, and tomato bring much-needed freshness to all that deli meat, and the sandwich is finished with provolone, mayo, oil, vinegar, and an oregano-basil blend.

Some guests think there’s too much going on in this sandwich, but others think it’s just enough.

If you love salty and smokey deli meat, the J.J. Gargantuan is definitely for you!

An 8” J.J. Gargantuan contains 1100 calories, 50g fat, 78g protein, and 200mg cholesterol.

5. Beach Club

The Beach Club is light and refreshing. It’s everything you’d want for lunch on a hot summer day.

This sandwich features turkey, double provolone, avocado spread, and cucumber.

Like most other Jimmy John’s sandwiches, it is topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Cucumber and lettuce provide crunch, while avocado gives it a rich yet healthy feel.

This sandwich will keep you full thanks to hearty slices of provolone and sliced turkey.

An 8” sub contains 860 calories, 38g fat, 32g protein, and 95mg cholesterol.

4. Vito Unwich

This Jimmy John’s Unwich features each element of a classic Italian sandwich – salami, capocollo, provolone, onions, oil, vinegar, and a sprinkling of oregano-basil.

It is packed with flavor, and since it’s wrapped in lettuce, all that meat and cheese is kept from becoming too heavy.

Order your Unwich double-wrapped, so it stays together after your first few bites.

The Vito Unwich contains 350 calories, 25g fat, 23g protein, and 85mg cholesterol.

3. Italian Night Club 

With salami, capocollo, and ham, the Italian Night Club has no shortage of smokey, salty flavors.

This sandwich also features provolone, onion, oil & vinegar, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and oregano basil.

The Italian Night Club is special because it perfectly mixes the elements of an Italian sub with a classic American sub.

Oil, vinegar, and the deli meat provide a salty tang, while mayo, lettuce, and tomato add freshness and that traditional American sub feel.

One 8” Italian Night Club contains 930 calories, 44g fat, 35g protein, and 130mg cholesterol.

2. The J.J. Gargantuan Unwich

If the regular J.J. Gargantuan sounds a little too much, let me introduce you to its lighter counterpart: the J.J. Gargantuan Unwich.

Packed inside a crisp lettuce shell are freshly sliced salami, capocollo, turkey, roast beef, and ham.

Somehow, Jimmy John’s can also fit fresh onion, lettuce, tomato, provolone, mayo, oil, vinegar, and an oregano-basil blend in there.

The lettuce, tomato, and onion keep the whole wrap feeling fresh and light, despite the colossal amount of deli meat inside.

One J.J. Gargantuan Unwich contains 730 calories, 47g fat, and 65g protein.

1. Spicy East Coast Italian

We’ve finally reached the number one spot – the best item on the Jimmy John’s menu.

With so many iconic subs and snacks, this was not an easy decision, but the winner is clear: the Spicy East Coast Italian.

This sandwich comes with double salami, double capocollo, and provolone.

Then, tomato, lettuce, onion, and hot peppers are added for freshness and crunch.

Finally, the sandwich is finished with house-made oil & vinegar, mayo, and a sprinkle of oregano-basil.

What makes this sandwich so special? The hot Jimmy Peppers! They’re tangy, sweet, spicy, and delicious.

The peppers amp up the spice of the deli meat, and they’re cooled down by creamy mayo and provolone.

All these high-quality ingredients on Jimmy John’s famous freshly baked French bread make for a sandwich you won’t soon forget.

An 8” sub contains 850 calories, 57g fat, 45g protein, and 180mg cholesterol.


Jimmy John’s continues to be an American sandwich staple because the chain prioritizes fresh, high-quality ingredients.

With bread being baked in-house every day and all ingredients being hand-sliced, you can eat your meal knowing it was made with care.

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Italian sub, an Unwich, or a great-tasting pickle, you will surely find what you’re looking for on the Jimmy John’s menu.

So, which Jimmy John’s menu items are you most excited to try?

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About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, perusing grocery store aisles, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.

January 10, 2023