Jersey Mike's Subs Expands To 27th State

Company Brings its Authentic Northeast Subs to Illinois

Jersey Mike's Subs continues its steady expansion throughout the country with the opening of its first sub shops in Illinois.  In early April, the first Jersey Mike's Subs opened in Vernon Hills followed quickly by an opening in Naperville last week and one slated to open in Gurnee in May.  All are located in the Chicago area.  The company's authentic Northeast style subs are now available in 27 states.

"The Jersey Mike's brand is thriving and our sub-culture of raving fans is rapidly expanding," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO.  "It's a big milestone to enter the Chicago market and with committed franchisees, a fresh delicious product and a friendly environment we see lots of opportunity."

Jersey Mike's is growing in other areas of the country as well.  The sub franchise recently opened its 30th store in California and its 5th in Arizona. 

"Not only are we seeing tremendous excitement about our brand from consumers but we're also hearing from developers who are interested in the concept," said Hoyt Jones, president, Jersey Mike's.  "Just recently in Las Vegas, the sales team received significant interest at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference."

The history of the company is one of entrepreneurship and giving back.  Cancro started the company at age 17, before he was even legally able to slice a sub.  Today, Jersey Mike's has more than 400 locations open and in-development nationwide.  The company remains committed to making a difference in the communities it serves.  Last year, the company's fundraising efforts delivered more than $250,000 to local organizations.

Jersey Mike's is known for its New Jersey-style subs, made "Mike's Way" with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices.  The company only uses private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each 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.  Another trademark of the Jersey Mike's experience is the neighborly banter served up by a high-energy team.  Jersey Mike's wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 400 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 Northeast 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