Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For Local High Schools At Grand Opening

Owner Celebrates with Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs will officially open its doors in Naperville next week.  Jersey Mike's owner, Mark Cross, knows the importance of community relations and will celebrate his new ties with the area when he holds his grand opening on April 22.

To commemorate the new restaurant, located at 2555 West 75th Street, a 5-day fundraiser will be hosted from Wed., April 22 through Sun., April 26, with proceeds supporting four local high schools.  Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular sub for a $1 donation.  Coupons are being distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.  

"I have a very competitive mindset and that is where the concept of rallying support for all four local area high schools came from" Cross said.  "We plan to hand out over 2,000 free sub coupons to each school and when they are redeemed at the store they are simply asked to make a donation to that school.  The school that is able to generate the most contributions will be awarded a bonus from the restaurant."

Reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike's mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well.  "Mark Cross understands that his success goes hand in hand with the well-being of the local community," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems.  Mark's enthusiasm is focused on encouraging the young people of the Naperville community to reach their full potential. We congratulate Mark on his commitment and on his new restaurant." 

Prior to joining Jersey Mike's, Mark was a successful consultant in the financial services industry. One weekend in June while at a wedding he overheard people talking about a wonderful sub shop that they enjoyed eating at called Jersey Mike's Subs.  Later that week, his best friend happened to mention the great sub he just had in Cincinnati at a Jersey Mike's and at that moment the investigation began.  Mark Cross is very involved in the community and can't wait to share the love that he has found in Jersey Mike's with the community of Naperville. 

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday's.  You can contact this store directly at (630) 364-2982.

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