November 14, 2016 // Franchising.com // West Salem, OR - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in West Salem on November 9. Franchise owners Joseph Karcher and Cathleen Karcher, along with Beth Teske, district manager, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 9 to Sunday, November 13 to support West Salem High School, Straub Middle School, Walker Middle School, and Meyers Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 555 Edgewater Street NW, circulated 8,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to West Salem High School, Straub Middle School, Walker Middle School, and Meyers Elementary School.
“For this grand opening we chose to partner up with our local schools,” said Joseph Karcher. “The West Salem 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 West Salem and looking forward to serving our customers for many years to come!” The Karchers and Teske all agree the #13 The Original Italian is their favorite sub, a must try.
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 $18 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 6th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $4 million for 180 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, and continues to win best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.
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.
This is the fourth Jersey Mike’s location for the Karchers. In July 2015, they opened their first Jersey Mike’s location in Sherwood, Ore., and went on to open locations in Salem and Corvallis. The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at (503) 990-7183.
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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.