August 25, 2010 // Franchising.com // Port Orange, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its first store in Port Orange. Jersey Mike's owners Lisa Ceide and Jackie Ceide know the importance of community relations and celebrated their new ties with the area during their grand opening on August 25, 2010.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 3843 South Nova Road, in Dunlawton Square, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., August 25 through Sun., August 29, with proceeds supporting the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 donation. More than 2,500 coupons were distributed throughout the community.
"With this fundraiser, we look forward to supporting the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. We chose this charity because it reaches all corners of the community," said Lisa Ceide. "The United Way combines over fifty charities into one. They always bring volunteers and community leaders together to identify and solve local problems." Some of the charity partners of the United Way include: American Red Cross, HYPERLINK "http://www.thestarfamilycenter.org" The Homeless Assistance Corporation, and HYPERLINK "http://www.childrensadvocacy.org" Children's Advocacy Center. "We look forward to building meaningful relationships with our new neighbors and invite everyone to come in, and join us to support this wonderful organization," said Jackie Ceide.
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. "We believe every Jersey Mike's has a responsibility to its local community," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO. "The Ceide's will make a real difference in Port Orange with their commitment to giving back. We wish them every success, and congratulate them on opening their first Jersey Mike's Subs."
Sister-in-Laws, Lisa Ceide and Jackie Ceide were attracted to Jersey Mike's concept because of its family ownership. "When we first walked into Jersey Mike's it had a real home feeling, not to mention a solid business structure," said Jackie Ceide.
"Having spent most of our lives in Port Orange, we are truly excited to bring Jersey Mike's Subs to this incredible community," said Lisa Ceide.
Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 475 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.