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Jersey Mike's Opens 1st Location in South Elgin

Owner Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Subs

April 8, 2013 • South Elgin

Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in South Elgin on April 3.  Franchise owner Jim Shipman held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 7 to support the St. Charles North High School Central Boosters and the South Elgin High School Boosters.

The new restaurant, located at 469 Redington Drive, will circulate 8,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to St. Charles North High School Central Boosters and the South Elgin High School Boosters.

Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011. 

Jim Shipman 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.  Since 2010, locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. 

“With so many schools having difficulty meeting their budgets, I am glad for this opportunity to partner with two local schools for our grand opening fundraiser,” said Shipman.  “This new location has allowed us the chance to continue our relationship with St. Charles North High School and build a new relationship with South Elgin High School. We look forward to opening our doors on April 3 and we are grateful for the support of the South Elgin community.”

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 third Jersey Mike’s location for Jim Shipman.  In June 2010, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s location in Geneva.  Shipman is the owner of an additional location in St. Charles which opened in April 2011.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (847) 695-6100.

"Jersey Mike’s Subs," "Jersey Mike’s," and "Mike’s Way" are registered trademarks of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc.