Mike Mulligan of MikLin Enterprises a Jimmy Johns franchisee
Mike Mulligan

Jimmy John's franchisee shares unionization story

While most foodservice operators would argue that they are loyal to their employees, Mike Mulligan knows they are not immune to organizing efforts.

Mulligan, co-owner of MikLin Enterprises Inc., an 11-unit Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches franchisee in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, said his company pays fair wages, promotes from within, has a diverse workforce and is close to its employees.

“But we didn’t see [the strike coming],” he said.

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