April 15, 2009 // Franchising.com // Jersey Mike's Subs will officially open its doors in Vernon Hills next week. Jersey Mike's owner, John Griparis, knows the importance of community relations and will celebrate his new ties with the area when he holds his grand opening on April 15th. This is the first Jersey Mike's Subs to open in Illinois.
To commemorate the grand opening, the new restaurant, located at 1640 North Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a two week fundraiser from April 15th through April 30th, with proceeds supporting elementary schools in two districts: Hawthorn District 73 PTO and Libertyville District 70 Partners for Excellence in Education. Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular sub for a $1 donation. Coupons are being distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.
John has been in the restaurant business for over twenty years and knows the value and importance of giving back to the community very well. "Being on the boarder of Vernon Hills and Libertyville we wanted to come up with a way to benefit both elementary school districts," Griparis said. "Elementary schools are the foundation of learning and we hope the community will join us in supporting these great schools."
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. "The community efforts of people like John Griparis are what make the difference between a good business and a great one," said Jersey Mike's Founder and CEO Peter Cancro. "John embraced the Jersey Mike's philosophy and product from day one."
"Once I had my first taste of a Jersey Mike's sub I knew this was the right opportunity for me and that Vernon Hills was a perfect location," Griparis said. "I am proud and fortunate to become a part of the Jersey Mike's family and am really looking forward to bringing the country's best subs to the Vernon Hills/Libertyville area."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday – Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. You can contact this store directly at (847) 362-6453.
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.