Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For Warren Township High School At Grand Opening

Owner Celebrates with Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs will officially open its doors in Gurnee next week.  Jersey Mike's owner, Dan Shanahan, knows the importance of community relations and will celebrate his new ties with the area when he holds his grand opening on May 20.  This is the third Jersey Mike's Subs shop to open in the Chicago area in the last two months.

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 7105 Grand Avenue in the Gurnee Town Center, is hosting a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., May 20 through Sun., May 24, with proceeds supporting Warren Township High School.  Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular size sub with a $1 donation.  Coupons are being distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.  

"I have been a small business owner in the quick serve restaurant world for over 20 years and I firmly believe that giving back to the community, specifically the schools, is vital to succeed," said Shanahan.  "Warren Township High School is near and dear to me as we have lived in the area for a while and my kids are currently attending the High School."

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. "We believe you have to participate in your community to be a success," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's Founder and CEO.  "Dan Shanahan is enthusiastic about being an effective business leader and cares about his community and we support his efforts." 

Shanahan was initially attracted to Jersey Mike's because of the inviting nature of the business model, which has a heavy emphasis on the customer experience and partnering with the community -- not to mention the quality of the product.  "Gurnee is an incredible community with lots of great businesses and I am looking forward to bringing the number one sub to the area. My goal in life is to always be the best at what I do.  In my opinion, Jersey Mike's has the very best sub out there and I want to be the very best sub shop in Chicagoland," he said.  

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (847) 855-0601.

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