February 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // MANASQUAN, N.J. – This March, Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is joining forces with more than 100 local charities for the company's 4th Annual March "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign. Last year's Month of Giving raised $1.7 million for 86 different charities nationwide and this year Jersey Mike's hopes to raise even more.
During the month of March, all are invited to come into their local Jersey Mike's restaurant and make a donation to that location's designated charity partner. Charities include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. Jersey Mike's will offer special incentives as a thank you such as $1 off offer for the next visit with $1 donation or a Free Chip and Drink offer for the next visit with a $3 donation.
The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike's "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, March 26 when 100% of the day's sales are donated to the local partner charity. For a list of participating restaurants and for more information on charity partners, please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.
"I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike's sub during our Month of Giving," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old. "This year we hope to raise more than $2 million to support these local causes so we can bring hope to all those involved with the charities and make a difference in people's lives."
"Giving…making a difference in someone's life" has been the mission of Jersey Mike's from the beginning. Since 2010, Jersey Mike's locations throughout the country have raised nearly $7.5 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 600,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
Jersey Mike's believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same, a philosophy that has fueled the sub sandwich chain's popularity.
Following its successful recipe of deliberate, well-considered expansion, Jersey Mike's has nearly doubled in size in just three years. Last year, Jersey Mike's opened 140 new locations with unit growth of 22%. Started in 1956, the sub chain now has more than 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide.
Jersey Mike's, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,300 locations open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Jersey Mike's serves authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956. 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 restaurant locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike's can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.
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Jersey Mike's, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same.