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Jersey Mike's Subs Enters Tulsa in a Big Way Opening Two Sub Shops on the Same Day
Owners Celebrate Grand Opening with Free Subs
July 11, 2013 • Tulsa, OK
Jersey Mike's Subs will make its highly-awaited entrance into the Tulsa market next week when it officially introduces its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs to two new locations on the same day. Franchise owners Charlie Brown and Troy Redmon will each hold a grand opening on Wednesday July 10 and free sub fundraisers from that day through Sunday, July 14.
The new restaurants, located at 8216 E. 71st Street and 10912 S. Memorial Drive will each circulate 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to their respective charity organization. The 71st Street location will be accepting donations to the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Memorial Drive location will be accepting donations to Domestic Violence Intervention Services/Call Rape.
The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma solicits and distributes donated food to 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties of Eastern Oklahoma. These programs include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, after-school programs, and senior citizen centers. Nearly half of the food that is distributed to the hungry by these agencies comes from the Food Bank and together they feed more than 70,000 people per week.
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS)/Call Rape, is a Tulsa Area United Way agency and is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding communities to provide comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The DVIS/Call Rape mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education.
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.
Brown and Redmon 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. Since 2010, locations throughout the country have raised almost $7 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
“One of our guiding principles at Jersey Mike’s is to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Brown, who is also the area director for the region. “Opening two locations in Tulsa on the same day is a great opportunity for us to give back to two great community organizations all while introducing our product and service to a new group of customers.”
Redmon added, “I chose to franchise with Jersey Mike’s because Oklahoma City was just too far to go for a great sub! I have lived in Tulsa my entire life and I am so excited to bring this superior product to the people here. My plan is to open two additional locations in South Tulsa and with this first location we have the perfect opportunity to serve the Bixby community as well.”
Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way™ with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature olive oil blend, 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.
Store hours for both locations are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact the 71st Street store directly at (918) 493-6530 and the Memorial store at 918-970-6708.