North Myrtle Beach resident William Markle is heading to New Orleans on Thursday for the big game as the winner of Jersey Mike’s® Super Sub Sweeps. As the Grand Prize Winner, Markle received two tickets to Sunday’s game along with airfare and a hotel stay for four days. He won out of thousands of entries, according to Jersey Mike’s, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs – perfect for football viewing parties of any size.
“It came as a complete surprise and it took a couple of hours to sink in that I had won a trip to the Super Bowl," said Markle, whose favorite Jersey Mike’s Sub is the #43, Chipotle Cheese Steak. “Most of all I look forward to taking in the whole atmosphere of going to the game and the events for fans that are related to the Super Bowl."
With his wife unable to get away, Markle asked a long time friend and old college buddy to join him. “My friend and I went to New Orleans a couple of times in our younger days over 30 years ago,” he said. “I am sure we will bring back many more great memories this time, although I am sure it will be a much different experience from a middle aged perspective!"
Markle, whose favorite teams were knocked out of the playoffs, said he may not decide who he wants to win until he gets to the game. “I look forward to seeing Colin Kaepernick quarterbacking for the 49ers as well as Ray Lewis's last pro game for the Ravens,” he added. This will be Markle’s first pro football game.
Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011. The company wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.
Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way™ with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices. The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sub sandwich and piled high on in-store baked bread. Everything is quickly made to order for each customer, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike's more than fifty years ago. The Jersey Mike’s experience always includes its trademark neighborly banter served up by a high-energy Jersey Mike’s team.
Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 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 East Coast-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