Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Keizer on May 17. Franchise owners Joseph Karcher and Cathleen Karcher, along with District manager Beth Teske, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 17 to Sunday, May 21 to support McNary High School Choir, Clear Lake Elementary School, and Keizer Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 5001 River Road N., circulated thousands of coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to the participating schools.
“For this grand opening, we chose to partner up with our local schools,” said Karcher. “The Keizer community is a great fit for what we do at Jersey Mike’s. For the first five days that we are open we are raising money for the local schools. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the community by supporting local student programs and activities. We are very excited to be opening in Keizer and are looking forward to serving our customers for many years to come!” The Karchers and Teske all agreed that the #13 The Original Italian is their favorite sub.
The Karchers are exemplary Jersey Mike’s 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, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $25 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company’s 7th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $5.5 million for nearly 150 charities throughout the country.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In 2016, for the third year in a row, the company was named the #1 fastest growing chain in the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100.
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.
The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at (503) 967-6576.