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

Owners Celebrate with Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs has officially opened its doors in Mount Prospect, IL.  Jersey Mike's owners, John Griparis and Jeff Berns, know the importance of community relations and celebrated their new ties during a grand opening on Wed., April 7.  This is Griparis' and Berns' third Jersey Mike's restaurant in Illinois.  They opened their first in Vernon Hills in April 2009.

The store, located at 106 E. Kensington Rd., in the Randhurst Village Shopping Center, hosted a fundraiser for the Prospect Athletic Boosters and the Green and White Soccer Club in honor of the grand opening.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution from Wed., April 7 through Sun., April 11. Coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.

"There's nothing that brings a community together quite like sports.  When we saw the excellent work ethic and winning attitude of both clubs, we knew we wanted to support their efforts," said Griparis. "We'd like to invite our community members to stop in for a sub and contribute to a great organization."

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.

"You can sell the best products in town, but if you don't become a part of the community that you serve, you will never be a success," Cancro said. "We congratulate John and Jeff on their newest store and for their commitment to the community."   

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.   You can contact this store directly at (847) 253-3900.

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