Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Ann Arbor on June 18. Franchise owner and area director Peter Shipman, manager Mike Wagner, and assistant manager Jacob Happy held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 18 to Sunday, June 22 to support Pioneer High School Athletics and Alpha House.
The new restaurant, located at 2561 Jackson Avenue, circulated 15,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Pioneer High School Athletics or Alpha House.
“We’re thrilled to bring Jersey Mike’s to the east side of Ann Arbor and introduce our product, brand, and experience to a new group of customers,” said Shipman. “At Jersey Mike’s it is always tradition to kick off the grand opening with a fundraiser to benefit the community. We’re working with Pioneer High School Athletics as well as Alpha House to give back to different members of our community. Pioneer High School is located near our shop and our managers Mike and Jacob actually went to Pi High. It’s always a neat thing to give back to schools and organizations that mean something to our employees. By raising money for Alpha House we can provide assistance for displaced families when they need help the most.”
Shipman added, “As we continue to build more Jersey Mike’s in the area, we’re bringing our company culture of making a difference to a larger group of people. We’re excited to get this Ann Arbor location open and we look forward to serving up the authentic Jersey Mike’s experience.”
Shipman 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 third Jersey Mike’s location for Shipman who owns a location in Pittsfield and a location in Canton.
The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at 734-761-1100.