Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, opened its fifth Jacksonville location on March 6. Franchise owner Ryan McLaughlin held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, March 6 to Sunday, March 17 to support the Patient Assistance Foundation.
The new restaurant, located at 3541-1 University Boulevard West, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Patient Assistance Foundation. Half of these 10,000 coupons will be valid through March 10 with the other half valid through March 17.
The Patient Assistance Foundation of Florida Oncology Associates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was established in 2004 with the help of Florida Oncology Associates physicians and staff, as well as the surrounding community. Their goal is to provide short-term financial assistance to patients undergoing treatments for cancer or blood-related diseases in Northeast Florida. The organization distributes 99 percent of all funds received to patients and their families to assist with daily living costs including: rent or mortgage payments, utility payments, telephone payments, transportation costs, and some retail pharmacy costs.
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.
Ryan McLaughlin exemplifies Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners who share the company's commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service and who are dedicated 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.
“We chose to partner with the Patient Assistance Foundation because we want to help make a difference for people right here in Jacksonville,” said McLaughlin. “The Patient Assistance Foundation is a wonderful organization that helps provide peace of mind through financial support for patients undergoing treatment for cancer. We are so grateful to have this opportunity to give back through our grand opening fundraiser and we look forward to being a part of this community.”
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.
This is the third Jersey Mike’s location for Ryan McLaughlin. In August 2012, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s location at 1615 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville. In November 2012, McLaughlin went on to open another Jacksonville location at 9700 Deer Lake Court.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 904-367-8635.