Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Sarasota on June 18. Franchise owner Beth Kariofyllis along with her son and operating partner Matthew Kariofyllis held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 18 to Sunday, June 29 to support Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The new restaurant, located at Bahia Vista Street and U.S. 41, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation.
“This new location is just incredible,” said Beth. “We are fortunate to be positioned in a bustling part of town and we’re lucky to have so much support from fellow neighborhood businesses, our landlords – the Saba family, and the home office team at Jersey Mike’s.”
Beth added, “The shop is so beautiful and features a patio that resembles the iconic boardwalks of the Jersey Shore. In addition to serving up our authentic sub sandwich experience and atmosphere, we’re also committed to giving back to the community. By teaming up with the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation, we can support local families through the incredible efforts of the Hospital. At Jersey Mike’s, giving is central to our business and we look forward to creating many partnerships in our community.”
Beth is an exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owner who shares the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who is dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 750,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In just three years, the company has nearly doubled in size. A 2014 Technomic report ranked Jersey Mike’s in the top five fastest-growing restaurant chains with sales above $200 million.
The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike’s fans who crave their subs made Mike’s Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce and tomatoes – topped off with an exquisite zing of “the juice” – red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Jersey Mike’s premium meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot, piled high on in-store baked bread and served up with a helping of neighborly banter from a dedicated and high-energy team.
This is the second Jersey Mike’s location for Beth. Just last month, she opened her first Jersey Mike’s location at 5867 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.
The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at 941-706-2183.
VIP night kicked off the fun in Sarasota with this vintage ride. Pictured above are: Lily; Jeffrey; Alex; Jordan; BJ; Ernest; Logan; Alyssa; franchise owner Beth Kariofyllis; Brittany; Brittany; Michael; Matthew; and Shane.