Originally Published at Nation's Restaurant News
Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems, which operates more than 400 Jersey Mike's sub shops in 26 states, recently sponsored an event here with The First Tee for more than 400 New Jersey children. The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation that strives to give children of all backgrounds lessons in golf and life, invited Jersey Mike's founder and chief executive Peter Cancro to share his story.
Cancro climbed atop a picnic table and discussed his thoughts about mentoring and entrepreneurship. Cancro founded Jersey Mike's at age 17 and credits his mentor, his high school football coach who backed his small-business loan, with helping him succeed. He encouraged the teenagers to pursue their goals as he did when he was not much older than them.
Jersey Mike's plans to sponsor ten such events with The First Tee this year throughout the United States.