Jersey Mike’s Subs will officially open its doors in Scottsdale next week. Jersey Mike’s owner and area director Bill Mapes knows the importance of community involvement and will celebrate his new ties with Scottsdale when he holds a grand opening on Mon., Dec. 1. This is the third Jersey Mike’s store Mapes has opened in Arizona in less than a year. He introduced the legendary Northeast-style subs to Arizona in April with his first store in Tempe and later opened an additional store in Phoenix.
The Scottsdale store, located at 10392 North Scottsdale Rd., is hosting a 5-day fundraiser for the Chaparral High School Band. Customers who donate $1 to the charity will receive a free regular sub from Wed., Dec. 3 through Sun., Dec. 7.
“We’ve done a lot for high school athletic teams in the past, and we thought this time it would be great to help out the kids who play their hearts out for those teams all year long,” Mapes said. “We’re particularly excited about this fundraiser because Chaparral is the alma mater of my good friend and director of operations, Ken Paulson.” Mapes goes out of his way to work with communities, catering events and providing support to local schools whenever possible.
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.
“We are so pleased to have Bill Mapes on our team and congratulate him and his family on the new store,” Cancro said. “Bill really gets our mission to be responsible members of the community and I can’t think of a more enthusiastic person to represent us as area director here in Arizona.”
For Mapes, the Jersey Mike’s business is a family affair. Wife, Leslie, is often seen behind the counter making the authentic Jersey subs and bantering with customers who quickly become friends. His son, Corey, runs the Tempe store and his son, Sean, the Phoenix store. Even Ken Paulson, his director of operations, has been working with Mapes for 27 years.
“It’s important to me to work in a family-type atmosphere,” Mapes said. “I want to feel a part of the community and I want my customers to feel that too. People will always want to come back to a place that serves quality food and makes them feel welcome and relaxed. That is what makes it more than just a job for us, too.”
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Catering is also available at this store. The contact number is 480.992.6453 or by fax at 480.991.0417.
Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 400 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic Northeast style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago. The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.