Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, has kicked off the New Year with the opening of two airport locations. The first restaurant opened at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas on January 7 with the second following the next week on January 17 at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Both sub shops are operated by The Grove, Inc. (TGI). In November, TGI opened its first Jersey Mike’s in Amtrak’s historic 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia.
“We are flying high with the opening of our first-ever Jersey Mike’s airport locations, especially at Newark Liberty International, our hometown airport,” said Hoyt Jones, president, Jersey Mike’s Subs, based in Manasquan, N.J. “We are grateful to our partners at TGI who share our passions for the Jersey Mike’s brand and are committed to providing travelers from around the world with an authentic taste of the Jersey shore.”
Jersey Mike’s is located in the lively food court in the newly revamped Southwest Airlines Terminal at McCarran and in the Terminal A Food Court - Pre-Security – at Newark Airport.
“Our customers have been anticipating these openings. East or West Coast, Jersey Mike’s Subs is a perfect fit for our concession locations,” said Michelle Dukler, President and CEO of TGI. “We have celebrated three openings with Jersey Mike’s in the last three months and are excited for the next.”
The Newark Airport restaurant employs approximately 17 team members and the Las Vegas location employs approximately 20.
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.
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 the previous year. Jersey Mike’s wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.
Jersey Mike’s is known for its dedication to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
Toast to the airport debut: The Grove, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Paul Loupakos (left) and Jersey Mike's Senior Vice President, Director of Operations Frank Czaszynski