Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, officially opened its doors in Canton on December 18. Franchise owner and area director Peter Shipman held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, December 18 to Sunday, December 22 to support the PCS Athletic Department.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 42448 Ford Road, hosted a 5-day fundraiser with proceeds supporting the PCS Athletic Department. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution. Fifteen thousand coupons are 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.
Shipman 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 the first five days that we are open we will be raising money for a very integral aspect of our community, the PCS Athletic Department,” said Shipman. “In many ways, Canton is a vital hub of the suburban Detroit area and we are very fortunate to be opening our doors here. Jersey Mike’s is truly an All-American brand that values authenticity and friendly customer service and Canton is a great place for us to plant our roots. We look forward to making a difference through our grand opening fundraiser and we are thankful for the support of the students and families at Canton High School, Salem High School, and Plymouth High School.”
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 Shipman’s second Jersey Mike’s location. In May 2012, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s in Pittsfield.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (734) 844-2121.