Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Waukegan on July 12. Franchise owner and area director, Dan Shanahan, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 16 to support Northern Illinois Food Bank. The Waukegan location is the 50th Jersey Mike’s to open in Chicagoland.
The new restaurant, located at 982 S. Waukegan Road, circulated 9,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Northern Illinois Food Bank.
“We are so pleased to continue to support Northern Illinois Food Bank in the difference they make in the lives of so many people,” said Shanahan. “We know the value they bring to less fortunate families and we’re glad we can chip in to a great cause! One hundred percent of the proceeds from this grand opening fundraiser will go the Food Bank.”
Shanahan 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 $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. This year, Jersey Mike’s was named the country’s fastest-growing Limited Service Chain and fastest-growing sandwich chain in the 2017 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 (847) 400-6976.