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Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For Local High Schools At Grand Opening

Owner Celebrates with Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs will open its eighth location in less than thirteen months in the Chicago area next week.  Jersey Mike's owner Mark Michalak knows the importance of community relations and will celebrate his ties with the area when he holds his grand opening on May 19, 2010.  

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 285 N. Randall Road in the Randall Shops at the Centre at Lake in the Hills, is hosting a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., May 19 through Sun., May 23, with proceeds benefitting both the Harry D. Jacobs High School and Huntley High School.  Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 donation.  Coupons are being distributed throughout the community. 

"I am very passionate about working with the local high schools near the store," said Mark Michalak.  "Both of these schools are great institutions and we look forward to joining them to help area students reach their full potential. To create some friendly competition, we will also contribute an extra $400 to the school that raises the most during the fundraiser."

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.  "If we offer our best and give back to our communities, everybody stands to benefit," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO.  "Mark is actively giving back because he wants to see the community succeed.  We congratulate Mark on opening his first store in the Chicago area."

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (847) 658-0808.

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.