Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For Glenbard East High School

Owners Celebrate With Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs officially opened its doors in Lombard, IL.  Jersey Mike's owners Susan Klein and Christie Baines know the importance of community involvement and celebrated their new ties with the area during their grand opening on Wed., Nov. 18.  This is the 5th Jersey Mike's to open in the greater Chicago area.

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 2820 S. Highland Avenue (in the Highlands of Lombard), hosted a 5-day fundraiser to benefit Glenbard East High School.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution from Wed., Nov. 18 through Sun., Nov. 22.  Coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.

"Glenbard East has established itself as an excellent high school respected for its broad academic offerings and varied extracurricular program," Klein said. "Its mission is to prepare students to be productive citizens equipped to challenge the future as knowledgeable, socially responsible individuals.  We share that commitment and invite the community to join us in raising funds to support the school's good work."

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.   "Every community deserves local businesses that are invested in their success," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO.  "Susan Klein and Christie Baines have shown that they care about Lombard and its families - we congratulate them on their first store."

Klein and Baines' husbands, Tom Klein and Matt Baines, will be working at the Jersey Mike's in Lombard. "We felt our community needed a quality family friendly restaurant.  Jersey Mike's Subs is a perfect addition," said Klein.   

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.  You can contact this store directly at (630) 576-2000.

Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 450 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