The Hack You Need For Getting Cheap Loaves Of Bread At Jimmy John's

If you're a fan of Jimmy John's — we've got some good news for you, you can get an entire loaf of its French bread for as cheap as .50 cents. You may have seen advertising in its stores for the day-old bread sale, and while much of its interior signage is steeped in slapstick comedy and off-color punchlines, the day-old bread sale isn't just a gimmick — it's the real deal.

According to its website, its signature French bread is baked the same day it's served and customers will never bite into a sandwich made with bread that's more than four hours old. While that makes for a consistently fresh sandwich, what happens when Jimmy John's bakes more bread than it needs in a day? Enter the day-old bread sale.

By offering customers day-old loaves of French bread, Jimmy John's reduces unnecessary food waste and gives customers affordably-priced ingredients. A fresh loaf of Jimmy John's French bread can cost up to $3 depending on your location, but the day-old goods are less than half the price. If you're concerned about freshness, don't fret. A Jimmy John's employee on Reddit says they freeze the unsold bread overnight so it maintains its same-day freshness.

Uses for Jimmy John's day-old bread

If you want to make your own Jimmy John's sandwich with ingredients you already have at home, the day-old bread is a great place to start. However, there are plenty of other options for using up day-old bread.


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Day-old bread can be transformed into bread crumbs by drying it out and then grinding or crushing it. Bread crumbs can be used as a coating for fried foods, as a topping for casseroles, or as a binding agent in meatballs or meatloaf. To add dimension to salads or soups, cut or tear the day-old bread into small cubes, toss them with some olive oil and seasonings, then bake until crispy for herbed croutons.

Have a sweet tooth? Stale bread is the perfect base for bread pudding. Tear or cube the bread, mix it with a custard mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and spices, and bake until set. You can also add fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips for extra flavor. According to Healthline, homemade bread should be consumed within four days, so make sure to put your day-old loaf from Jimmy John's to use before it spoils.