Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For Buffalo Booster Club At Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate With Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs officially opened its doors in Lady Lake (The Villages), Fla.  Jersey Mike's owners Mike Sebree and George Hightower know the importance of community involvement and celebrated their new ties with the area during their grand opening on Wed., Dec. 16.  This is the first Jersey Mike's Subs to open in The Villages.

To commemorate the grand opening, the new restaurant, located in The Villages at 674 Highway 441 (Rolling Acres Plaza), hosted a 5-day fundraiser to benefit The Villages Buffalo Booster Club.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution from Wed., Dec. 16 through Sun., Dec. 20.  Coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.

"The Buffalo Buster Club mission is to promote emotional and financial support of The Villages High School athletes in their athletic and academic endeavors," Sebree said. "We share that commitment to our local youth and invite the community to help us raise funds to support the booster club's good work.  We are really looking forward to getting to know our new neighbors."

According to Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems, 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 are excited to see this new franchise team in action," said Cancro.  "Mike and George have a real passion for serving their customers and the community!"  

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 (352) 259-5100.

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