Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For Special Olympics At Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate With Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs will open its 23rd store in the Charlotte, N.C. area.  Jersey Mike's owners, Bob and Sue Katz, along with their partner Rodger Blake-Ward know the importance of community relations and will celebrate their new ties with the area when they hold their grand opening on May 20.

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 2908 Oak Lake Blvd., is hosting a 6-day fundraiser from Wed., May 20 through Tues., May 26, with proceeds supporting the Special Olympics.  Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular sub with a $1 donation.  Coupons are being distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.  

"To support charities that cater to children is very important to me.  I have been involved with a number of different causes mainly focused around children and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department sponsored Special Olympics are great," said Bob.

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.  "This is Bob and Sue's eighth store and they know how to run a successful business," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's Founder and CEO. "Certainly, the key to their success has been a sincere partnership with the local community."   

If you ask Bob how he first got into Jersey Mike's you will find that his answer is quick: "the #13."  "When I was in banking, I routinely went to different sub shops for lunch.  Then, I made my first trip to a Jersey Mike's.  I had the #13 and it blew me away," said Bob. 

Bob credits Rodger with finding this most recent location.  Rodger is a Jersey Mike's regular, who came across what he determined to be a perfect location and encouraged Bob and Sue to look into it with him.   

Bob takes great pride in knowing that the sub he is serving to his customers today is made the exact same way they were originally made in 1956.  "Jersey Mike's uses the best ingredients on the market and I look forward to bringing this delicious product to new customers in the Charlotte area," he added.  

Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday. You can contact this store directly at (704) 357-6453.

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