We believe the workplace should be a place of enjoyment and fulfillment. Without our amazing staff, our businesses couldn’t thrive. Therefore we’re committed to serving our employees by supporting them in all areas. We offer hands-on support with our in-store presence as well as prompt resolution in matters of staffing, scheduling, financials, and communication with Human Resources. We know that a happy workplace is the key to growing our brand and allowing business to thrive.
In the spring of 2003, Anthony Tomey was playing baseball at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. His family came to see him play, and after the game they headed to a sub shop down the street. The place had a line of 20 people stretching outside of the door. At first the family took this as a bad sign, but a member of staff told them to stick around. In less than five minutes, their food was in their hands. This was a defining moment, as they all were amazed at the speed and efficiency with which this businesses operated. Just a few months later, five like-minded Tomey family members, Fawzi, Tony, Anthony, Christine, and Michael, opened a Jimmy John’s of their own in Novi, Michigan.
In 2003, the Tomey Group LLC was founded as a means to grow a brand the partners loved, and to bring the same expansion to brands throughout the country. As of May 2019, the Tomey Group has bought and opened more than 50 Jimmy John’s locations throughout the Detroit Metro area.
We’re not your average franchise owners. Sitting back and delegating tasks from afar isn’t our style. Instead, we’re hands-on owners involved in all aspects of the business. We’re committed to providing our employees with what they need and deserve, no matter what that looks like. We know our employees’ names, how they work, and what makes them tick. The Tomey Group’s five partners and our amazing upper management team has helped us accomplish our goal of satisfying our employees with unparalleled support. We take pride in the fact that our employees can reach us directly. In fact, we prefer this, because now we can address all issues promptly and effectively.
Experiencing growth at such incredible speed can come with challenges. As we add more stores, the amount of staff in which we put our trust gets bigger as well. That’s why it’s of utmost importance to us that our Director of Operations, Regional Managers, and all Area Managers are extensions of our values. The Tomey Group’s management team is equally committed to carrying our core message and utilizing our techniques. Our unity is the foundation beneath our continuous and rapid growth.
We love what we do, and our goal is to get bigger and better within the industry. That means providing even more jobs, helping even more individuals grow their careers, and giving back to the communities in which we operate. We are extremely proud to employee more than 850 people in the Detroit Metro area.
The Tomey Group is not ready to stop at sub shops. We’re going to continue the hard work and dedication we put towards Jimmy Johns, and we also plan to push forward into new ventures. Our goal is to continue to challenge ourselves in the future as we grow and expand and engage with even more incredible employees.