Jersey Mike’s Subs will officially open its doors in Richardson next week. Jersey Mike’s owners Julie and Peter Chaump will celebrate their new ties when they hold a grand opening on Wed., Dec. 10. This is the fifth Jersey Mike’s store to open in the Dallas area since August.
In honor of the grand opening, the store, located at 700 East Campbell Rd., #120 (in the new Eastside Center in the Telecom Corridor), is hosting a 5-day fundraiser for the Richardson Regional Medical Center Foundation. Customers who donate $1 to the foundation will receive a free regular sub through Sun., Dec. 14.
“Everybody knows someone with cancer, and we wanted to address that specifically,” said Julie Chaump. “The Medical Center is a block away and the foundation benefits the Richardson Regional Cancer Center as well as all the Medical Center’s healthcare services, so people who come in and try our free subs will be able to relate first-hand to the good cause they are helping. We think it’s a great way for us to meet the community.”
Julie is a strong proponent of giving back and has been very active in her church, where she got involved with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and with the Junior League of Dallas.
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.
“As first-time Jersey Mike’s storeowners, Julie and Peter Chaump have it right,” said Cancro. “Giving back is an important part of any business. It creates strong and genuine ties to the community that everyone can feel good about.”
Peter and Julie decided to become Jersey Mike’s franchise owners after trying the traditional Northeast style subs at their daughter Isabella’s first birthday party. “ We think there are only two Jersey Mike’s customer categories,” Julie said. “Those who’ve never tried one and those who are fanatical about them. We fall into the latter category.” Julie and Peter live in Dallas with their daughters Isabella (2) and Danielle (9 mos.).
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. to Sat., and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays. You can contact this store directly at (972) 994-9900.
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.