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East Coast Sub Sensation Opens First Location In Glen Ellyn
Owners Celebrate Grand Opening with Free Subs
August 20, 2012 • Glen Ellyn, IL
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Glen Ellyn on August 1. Franchise owners Raj Patel and Bud Patel held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 5 to support Glen Bard South High School and Glen Bard West High School Boosters.
The new restaurant, located at 711 E. Roosevelt Road, circulated 20,000 coupons throughout the community and through the mail, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Glen Bard South High School and Glen Bard West High School Boosters.
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.
Raj Patel and Bud Patel exemplify 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.
“The quality of the sub sandwich at Jersey Mike’s speaks for itself,” said Raj Patel. “We are excited for the opportunity to open our doors in Glen Ellyn and bring this exceptional product to the people here. We are partnering with Glen Bard South High School and Glen Bard West High School to help them raise money during our five day grand opening fundraiser. We really appreciate the support from the students at these two schools and we are looking forward to the opportunity to give back to them during our grand opening.”
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.
This is the 4th Jersey Mike’s location for Raj Patel. In June 2011, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s location in Bolingbrook, IL. Raj is also the owner of a Jersey Mike’s in Lombard and one in Oswego, both of which were opened earlier this year. This is the 2nd Jersey Mike’s location for Bud Patel who is co-owner of the Jersey Mike’s in Lombard.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (630) 793-9610.
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.