Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For The Boys & Girls Club Of Oklahoma County At Grand Opening

Owner Celebrates with Free Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs will officially open its doors in Edmond, Okla. next week. Shawn and Jaime Willis, who run the business, know the importance of community relations and will celebrate their new ties with Edmond when they hold their grand opening on Wed., August 20.

The store, located at 1724 South Broadway, is hosting a 5-day fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County in honor of the grand opening. Customers who donate $1 to Boys & Girls Club will receive a free regular sub through Sun., August 24.

"Jaime and I are very involved in local children's softball and we see the difference that mentoring, discipline and commitment can make in a kid's life. We chose to support the Boys and Girls Club because if a child is dedicated and enthusiastic, no matter what his or her circumstances, he shouldn't be turned away," Shawn Willis said. Jaime Willis was born and raised in Edmond and played on the Oklahoma State University softball team. She gives children's private softball lessons and donates her teaching time when there is a need.

According to Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems, reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike's mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well.

"You can sell the best products in town, but if you don't become a part of the community that you serve, you will never be a success," Cancro said. "Jaime and Shawn Willis care a great deal about the community, and especially want to see every child reach his or her potential. I congratulate Jaime and Shawn on this new store and applaud them for their commitment to the community."

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Jersey Mike's Subs has been serving its authentic New Jersey submarine sandwiches for more than a half-century. Known for its Jersey-style subs, made "Mike's Way" with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices, each franchise uses only private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sandwich and piled high on bread baked in the store each day.

The original Mike's Subs opened in Point Pleasant, NJ in 1956.? Today, Jersey Mike's has more than 400 locations open and in-development in 26 states coast-to-coast. You can contact this store directly at 405-348-9520.