First Combined Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop & Dunkin’ Donuts Opens In San Diego

November 6, 2023

The first location of combined Jimmy John's sandwich chain and Dunkin' Donuts has opened in San Diego. 

San Diego-based Burton Foods has grand opened the first of several joint locations of Dunkin' Donuts and Jimmy John's. Located on the base floor of the 605 C Street Building, which has been in the process of construction in downtown San Diego since 2019, the co-location features Dunkin’s "Next Generation" restaurant design and is the first branch of Jimmy John's to open in San Diego.

Last year, franchisee Tali Burton, whose Burton Foods company opened 15 Dunkin' Donuts locations around San Diego, signed an exclusive contract to bring 27 branches of Jimmy John's to San Diego County. Burton Foods intends to open additional combined Jimmy John's and Dunkin fast-casual eateries all around San Diego, including in the San Diego State University College Area and Pacific Beach.

Founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in Charleston, IL, in 1983, Jimmy John's Sandwiches now has over 2,700 locations in 43 states around the U.S., with 98% of them being franchises. The fast-casual chain 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.

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is one of America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. The company has more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets. Based in Canton, MA, Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. family of companies.

The combined Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop and Dunkin' Donuts location is now open daily at 605 C Street, Suite A, in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit and