Combined Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop & Dunkin’ Donuts Locations Opening In San Diego

May 4, 2023

Locations of combined concepts Jimmy John's sandwich chain and Dunkin' Donuts are opening in downtown San Diego and the San Diego State University College Area. 

We announced last summer that Jimmy John's first San Diego County location would open at the new Paseo Artist Village mixed-use apartment complex in the North County community of Vista. We have since learned that franchisee Tali Burton, whose Burton Foods company opened 15 Dunkin' Donuts locations around San Diego, has signed an exclusive contract to bring 27 branches of Jimmy John's to San Diego County. 

Burton Foods will soon open joint locations of Dunkin' Donuts and Jimmy John's around San Diego County. The first branch will unveil later this year on the base floor of the Topaz Apartments near San Diego State University in San Diego's College Area. Another outpost of the combined concepts is planned for the 605 C Street Building, which has been in the process of construction in downtown San Diego since 2019. The College Area branch is expected to open by year's end, while the downtown outpost will likely emerge at some point in 2024. 

Burton Foods intends to open additional Jimmy John's fast-casual eateries all around San Diego, including in Chula Vista, Eastlake, Encinitas, North County and in the beach areas. Like was done with Dunkin', Burton will partner with military bases to open Jimmy John's branches on military sites around San Diego. Jimmy John's serves a menu of "Freaky Fast" sandwiches, including the Spicy East Coast Italian with double Genoa Salami, double capicola, provolone cheese, hot peppers, sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion; and the Jimmy Cubano with smoked ham, bacon, provolone, sliced pickle, mayo and dijon mustard.

Jimmy John's has had a some controversies over the course of its near four decades tenure. In 2011, photos emerged of Jimmy John's founded posing with dead big game animals, including elephants, rhinos, lynxes and zebras, which resulted in viral criticism by animal rights groups. In early 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent an FDA warning letter to the company detailing evidence from five outbreaks of human infections with e-coli. The letter claimed that evidence demonstrated that the company engaged in a pattern of receiving and selling spoiled produce, specifically clover sprouts and cucumbers.