Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, opened in Naperville on May 15. Franchise owner Mark Cross held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 22 to Sunday, May 26 to support Beebe Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, Washington Middle School, and Naperville North High School.
The new restaurant, located at 111 E. Ogden Avenue, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Beebe Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, Washington Middle School, and Naperville North High School.
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.
Mark Cross 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 almost $7 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
“Teaming up with Naperville schools is a great opportunity for me as a business owner to give back to children,” said Cross. “Schools are the foundation of our community in Naperville and as a parent I believe in supporting our education system. The additional revenue that is raised during our five day fundraiser will help purchase high tech equipment and fund classrooms for children from kindergarten through high school. Through the generosity of our customers, I know that we will make a difference for our students and their education.”
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 sixth Jersey Mike’s location for Mark Cross. In April 2009, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s location in Naperville on 2555 W. 75th Street. Cross is the owner of additional locations in Wheaton, Lisle, Plainfield, and Aurora.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 630-548-9050.