Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, officially opened its doors in Tampa on December 11. Franchise owner Mia McClure and manager Don Egnor held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, December 11 to Sunday, December 15 to support Citrus Park Elementary and the Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 6917 Gunn Highway, hosted a 5-day fundraiser with proceeds supporting Citrus Park Elementary and the Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution. Ten thousand coupons were distributed throughout the community.
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.
McClure and Egnor exemplify Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners and managers 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.
“I have been in the restaurant business for twelve years, always keeping an eye on Jersey Mike’s as it grew throughout the nation,” said McClure. “Franchising with Jersey Mike’s has been an opportunity to expand my own business portfolio with a brand that is community conscious and quality driven. By teaming up with Citrus Park Elementary and the Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA we can begin to make a difference starting the day we open our doors. Jersey Mike’s promises a level of product integrity and customer service that is unparalleled in the sandwich business and it is exciting to be a part of such a unique company culture.”
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 McClure’s first Jersey Mike’s location.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 813-792-7827.