Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises Funds For Paws For Life At Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate with Free Subs

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its second store in Edmond, OK.  Jersey Mike’s owners Shawn Willis and Jaime Foutch-Willis know the importance of community relations and celebrated their ties with the area during their grand opening on August 11.  

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 1149 East 2nd Street, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., Aug. 11 through Sun., Aug. 15, with proceeds supporting Paws for Life.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 donation.  More than 10,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community.

“With this Grand Opening, we will be raising funds and awareness for the Edmond Humane Society working with Paws for Life, Inc.  Its purpose is to assist the shelter in its mission to find all healthy and adoptable animals good homes.  It is a great community outreach!” said Jaime Foutch-Willis.  “Paws for Life let the children in the community get the chance to walk the dogs which teaches the value of being a great pet owner.  They also provide micro-chipping, pet toys, and a clean environment for the animals.  We look forward to building meaningful relationships with our new neighbors and invite everyone to come in and join us to support Paws for Life.”

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.  “When you are an active contributor in the community it shows,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO.  “Shawn and Jaime are committed to helping the Edmond community.  We congratulate them on their store.”

Shawn Willis and Jaime Foutch-Willis were initially attracted to Jersey Mike's because of the quality of the food.   "They are the best sandwiches we have ever tasted," said Foutch-Willis.  "Shawn's favorite sub is the #56 Big Kahuna Cheese Steak and mine is the #12 Cancro Special. We knew we had to inquire about becoming a part of the Jersey Mike's Subs Franchise team. Edmond is an incredible community with lots of great businesses.  We are looking forward to bringing the number one sub sandwich concept to the area."

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday. You can contact this store directly at (405) 844-1988.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 475 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