Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, officially opened its doors in Virginia Beach on September 25. Franchise owners Martin Anderson and Clark Stallings along with manager Daniel Hoggard held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 25 to Sunday, September 29 to support Young Life and Plaza Middle School.
The new restaurant, located at 687 Lynnhaven Parkway, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Young Life or Plaza Middle School. Half of these 10,000 coupons will be designated for donations to Young Life and the other half for donations to Plaza Middle 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.
Anderson, Stallings, and Hoggard exemplify Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners and operators 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.
“While I have been with the company for two and a half years, this will be my first grand opening as store manager,” said Hoggard. “Going into opening day we have a great team of individuals to staff the line and we are so grateful for their dedication and hard work these past several weeks.
“For the first five days we are open, we will be raising money for Young Life and Plaza Middle School,” he said. “In fact, a few of our team members are from Young Life which is unique in the sense that we will be able to give back to an organization that means something to our staff. Additionally, working with Plaza Middle School gives us an opportunity to make an even bigger impact for the youth in our community.”
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.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 757-309-4445.