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 Sterling.  Jersey Mike’s owners Greg Switaj, Matt Switaj, Brian Deeth and Mike Wagner know the importance of community relations and celebrated their new ties with the area during their grand opening on May 11.  This is the second Jersey Mike’s store they have opened in the last 12 months.  They also have a store in Leesburg and plan to open a third location in late 2011.  

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 21031 Triple Seven Road in the Borders Shopping Center,  hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wednesday, May 11 through Sunday, May 15, with proceeds supporting Dominion High School and Potomac Falls High School.  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.

At this opening we wanted to champion the two area high schools through our fund raising efforts,” said Greg Switaj.  “We feel this is a ‘sub’stantial way for us to make a difference in our community.  We are enthusiastic about supporting the schools in Loudon County and feel privileged to be able to help in a meaningful way.”

“Greg, Matt, Brian and Mike have shown they can run a successful business,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO.  “Certainly, one key to their success has been their passion for education and a willingness to support the community.  We congratulate them on their second Jersey Mike’s Subs location.”

Greg Switaj was initially attracted to Jersey Mike’s because of the inviting nature of the business model, which emphasizes the customer experience and partnering with the community -- not to mention the quality of the product.  “Sterling is an incredible community with lots of great businesses. We are so excited to be opening our newest Jersey Mike’s here,” said Switaj. 

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (703) 433-1929.

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