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East Coast Sub Sensation Opens Second Location In Jacksonville
Owner Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Subs
July 25, 2012 • Jacksonville, FL
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, will officially open its doors in Jacksonville on August 1. Franchise owner Ryan McLaughlin will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 12 to support Foster Closet.
Foster Closet is a free resource for Northeast Florida's foster parents and relative and non-relative placements to access clothing, children's accessories, toys, and children's furniture. Foster Closet offers a simple, no-nonsense approach that provides immediate assistance without complicated procedures. Through the generous contributions of the community, Foster Closet’s inventory is abundant and they rely on a vast network of volunteers and donors to access additional donations at a moment’s notice.
The new restaurant, located at 1615 Hendricks Avenue, will circulate 10,000 coupons throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Foster Closet. Half of these 10,000 coupons will be valid through August 5 with the other half valid through August 12. Additional offers will also be available in the Florida Times Union.
Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s continued its steady growth in 2011 opening 69 new restaurants throughout the country, a 15 percent increase overall. The popular sub shop wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters. Ryan McLaughlin exemplifies Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners who share the company's commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service and who are dedicated to giving back to the local community. In 2011, locations throughout the country raised more than $2 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 200,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Jersey Mike’s family,” said McLaughlin. “Everything about Jersey Mike’s appealed to me as a business owner. The atmosphere that you find in each store, the quality of the product, and the culture of giving are what make Jersey Mike’s so special. This grand opening gives us the opportunity to give back to our local community and make a difference right here in Jacksonville. We are hopeful that through this fundraiser we can help bring much needed supplies to Foster Closet.”
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (904) 399-5006.
Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way™ with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices. The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sub sandwich and piled high on in-store baked bread. Everything is quickly made to order for each customer, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike's more than fifty years ago. The Jersey Mike’s experience always includes its trademark neighborly banter served up by a high-energy Jersey Mike’s team.
Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 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.