Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Martinez on April 24. Franchise owners Eric Clark and Jason Wren held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 24 to Sunday, April 28 to support the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
The new restaurant, located at 403 Fury's Ferry Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. This includes lodging at the Chavis House, daily meals and transportation - all free of charge. In addition, the Burn Foundation assists patients upon their discharge with services related to their return to independent living. This includes medication, anti-scarring garments, and transportation for follow up medical visits.
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.
Eric Clark and Jason Wren exemplify 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 almost $7 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
“We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to open our doors and support a local organization,” said Clark. “Partnering with the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has been such a rewarding experience so far. The money we raise during our five-day grand opening fundraiser, along with our Month of Giving in March, helps people in our own community and victims throughout the United States who come for treatment at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. Our customers have always been very generous in contributing and helping us do our part to make a difference in the lives of others, and that is what it is all about.”
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 second Jersey Mike’s location for Eric Clark and Jason Wren. In October 2011, they opened their first Jersey Mike’s location in Grovetown.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (706) 210-0096.