Jersey Mike's Philosophy of Giving

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Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 locations open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Peter Cancro was a 17-year-old high school student in Point Pleasant Beach when he approached his football coach about helping him secure a loan to purchase Mike’s Subs where he was working.  He got the loan, graduated and went on to successfully run his sub establishment. In 1987, Cancro began franchising the Mike’s concept.  He changed the name to Jersey Mike’s Subs to capture the authenticity of the original store.

 “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life” has always been a guiding principle at Jersey Mike’s. It’s a philosophy that Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, Peter Cancro, has emphasized to each and every Jersey Mike’s store owner: support the community that supports you. 

On this episode of Live From Trenton we’ll talk with Cancro about his company’s commitment to giving.

 Since 2010, locations throughout the country have raised nearly $7 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.