A Few Good Men & Women
Why does Jersey Mike’s franchise?
We began franchising simply because so many people that visited the original Jersey Mike’s at the Jersey Shore told us they wished they had a Jersey Mike’s where they lived. As it turns out, in addition to providing new communities with a delicious, sub sandwich, our business model gives people the opportunity to realize their dream of business ownership and making a big difference in their lives and the lives of others. It gives more people the opportunity to be an employer and positively affect other lives and families. And finally, it gives owners the chance to make a difference in the community by helping local causes. Our owners get to run their own business, and at the same time, be a part of a larger cause.
Why Jersey Mike’s commits to an “ideal operator” profile?
We’ll be the first to tell you, owning a Jersey Mike’s isn’t for everyone. But we do think it is an amazing opportunity for the right individuals. The restaurant business has its own set of challenges. Dealing with the public, serving food, handling peak traffic times and being a welcoming host can be exciting and enjoyable to some while harrowing and arduous to others. That’s why we want only the right candidates to help us grow our brand. It all happens on the store level at Jersey Mike’s, and our experience tells us that the right operator is absolutely imperative to running a successful and profitable business. Do you have what it takes to be a Jersey Mike’s franchisee?
So who is the ideal Jersey Mike’s operator?
Is it an experienced restaurateur? An ex-Fortune 500 executive? Someone who has already been successful with another fast casual or QSR concept? How about a former customer or employee? The answer is “yes” to all of the above. Our franchisees are a diverse group of individuals with something in common: they have embraced the opportunity of owning a Jersey Mike’s and serving our delicious, fresh sub sandwiches.
Many of our successful franchisees have some other traits in common. They are passionate about the Jersey Mike’s concept, care about their local community and recognize the value of a proven system. They are confident, competitive, outgoing and have a positive attitude about business and life. Most of our owners have restaurant experience, but certainly not all. These less tangible traits are critical to our success.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.