Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises Funds for Local Schools at Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate with Free Subs

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its first store in Glenview.  Jersey Mike’s owners Susan Klein and Christie Baines know the importance of community relations and celebrated their new ties with the area during their grand opening on March 9.  

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 2149 Willow Road in the Willow Creek Shopping Center, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., March 9 through Sun., March 13, with proceeds supporting Glenbrook South High School, Glenbrook North High School, Maple Middle School and Springman ATTEA, PTA.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution.  More than 10,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers. 

This is the fifth Jersey Mike’s store that Susan Klein and Christie Baines have opened in the last year and a half.  They also have stores in Lombard, Niles, Elmhurst, Wheaton and they have plans to open a sixth location in late 2011.  “At each of our openings we have successfully raised funds for the local schools in the area.  We feel that this is the best way for us to give back to our community,” said Klein.  “We are passionate about becoming a partner with the schools in the Glenview area and feel privileged to be able to help in a meaningful way.”

“Time after time Susan and Christie have shown how to run a successful business,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO.  “Certainly, the key to that success has been their passion for education and a willingness to support the community.   We congratulate Susan and Christie on opening their fifth Jersey Mike’s Subs location. 

This is truly a family affair for Susan and Christie.  Both of their husbands, Tom and Matt, will be working at their newest location in Glenview. Tom and Matt have been behind the line giving their wives a hand at every store opening this year.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday–Sunday. You can contact this store directly at (847) 998-0800.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 500 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