publication date: Friday, August 4, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Business

clue: This sandwich shopkeeper spent years hunting for massive growth after his college business took off.

explanation: Liautaud founded Jimmy John's, a sandwich shop adjacent to Eastern Illinois University that grew quickly over the years to have more than 2500 locations. He has been criticized for big game hunting. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


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