LARGO, Fla., Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, officially opened its doors in the Clearwater area when it opens in Largo on September 4. Franchise owner James Connolly held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 15 to support the Abilities Foundation.
The new restaurant, located at 2687 Roosevelt Boulevard, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Abilities Foundation. Half of these 10,000 coupons will be valid through September 8, with the other half being valid through September 15.
The Abilities Foundation’s vision is to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate with dignity in everything that community life has to offer. Its mission is to support the needs of Floridians and military veterans with disabilities through gainful employment, affordable housing, independent living, recreational/cultural resources, advocacy, health, and accessible marketplaces.
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.
Connolly 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.
“For our grand opening fundraiser we have the opportunity to partner with the Abilities Foundation,” said Connolly. “Specifically, we will be raising money for the Veterans Mall. This branch of the organization helps provide household essentials for veterans who are transitioning back to life at home. We are grateful for this chance to give back to our veterans and support them through the work of the Abilities Foundation.”
Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way™ with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature olive oil blend, 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 Connolly’s third Jersey Mike’s location. In June 2012, he opened his first in St. Petersburg. Connolly is the owner of an additional location in Pinellas Park that opened in April of this year.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (727) 400-4779.