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Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds To Support Cancer Treatment At Grand Opening

Owner Celebrates with Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs officially opened its tenth store in Oklahoma City metro area.  Jersey Mike's owner, Amy Brown, knows the importance of community relations and celebrated her ties with the area during her grand opening on February 17, 2010.

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 6717 North May Avenue, is hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., February 17 through Sun., February 21.  The proceeds were earmarked for Blanchard Church of Christ, which instituted a fund to help a local citizen, Amy Edwards, pay for medical expenses.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 donation.  Coupons were distributed throughout the community.  

Edwards, married mother of one, was diagnosed with Urachal Adenocarcinoma a rare form of cancer in 2006.  The cancer recurred in December of 2008.  She is currently seeking treatment from a physician in Washington D.C. who feels he may be able to treat this rare form of cancer.  Blanchard Church of Christ has generously set-up a fund on her behalf to help offset the costs of expensive treatments. "Amy has been a friend of mine for years ever since we worked together.  We wanted to do something to help this great individual and her family in any way possible. We hope our new neighbors will come out and support her as well," said Brown.

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 its success," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO.  "Amy Brown has shown that she cares about Oklahoma City and its families and we congratulate her on her newest store."

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 11a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. You can contact this store directly at (405)-848-8900.

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 www.jerseymikes.com.