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Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises Funds For Local Organizations At Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate with Free Subs

February 1, 2012 • Chicago, IL

Jersey Mike’s Subs officially opened its third location in downtown Chicago.  Jersey Mike’s owners, Jeffrey Herter and Bobby Singh know the importance of community relations and celebrated their ties with the area during the Grand Opening on Wed., February 8. 

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 203 E Ohio St., Chicago, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., Feb., 8 through Sun., Feb., 12, with proceeds supporting Children’s Memorial Hospital, Imerman Angels, and Lawrence Hall Youth Services.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution.  More than 15,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community and an additional 15,000 through the charity recipients’ email blasts.  

“When considering organizations to partner with for our Grand Opening, Bobby and I realized the importance of the choice,” said Herter. “We wanted worthy organizations that give back to the people and communities of Chicago and we decided on three that are near and dear to our hearts.” 

Children’s Memorial Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, is dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. As a charitable organization, the hospital aims to serve children and their families to the best of their abilities and to the limits of their resources.

Imerman Angels is a one-on-one cancer support network service that provides personalized connections amongst cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Imerman Angels was founded on the belief that no one should have to fight cancer alone and without the necessary support. 

Lawrence Hall is a not-for-profit child welfare agency established to council, educate and provide a home for some of the most at-risk youth in Illinois.  The resources of Lawrence Hall are committed to helping children develop the self-worth, knowledge and skills empowering them to lead independent and productive lives with resiliency and hope.  

All Jersey Mike’s franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and their employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well. “To succeed in business, and in life, we must give back,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO.  “Jeff Herter and Bobby Singh will do both because they care about the families of Chicago and we congratulate them on their first store.”

This location will be the first of several for Herter and Singh in the Chicago area. “We were drawn to Jersey Mike’s because of the product quality, message of the brand, and integrity of the people,” said Jeff Herter. “I have lived in this area for ten years and I’m truly excited to bring Jersey Mike’s to the neighborhood.  We’re counting on our team to make every sub an experience.  For us, our employees are our first customers.  We know if we instill the Jersey Mike’s excitement and passion in them, the culture will embrace our customers and community,” said Bobby Singh. 

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (312)-923-1950.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 600 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support.  Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago.  The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.

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