Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds for Local Schools at Grand Opening Owner Celebrates with Free Subs

January 07, 2011 // Franchising.com // Lisle, IL - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its first store in Lisle. Jersey Mike's owner Mark Cross knows the importance of community relations and celebrated his new ties with the area during his grand opening on Jan. 5, 2011.

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant located at 1032 Maple Avenue, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., Jan. 5 through Sun., Jan. 9, with proceeds supporting the Lisle Community School District 202 Home and School Organization. Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution. More than 6,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community. District schools include Lisle High School, Lisle Junior High, Schieser Elementary and Tate Woods Elementary.

"The foundation of any community is its schools and we look forward to supporting the great schools in Lisle," said Cross. "At our Jersey Mike's stores in Naperville and Aurora we've been very successful in partnering with the local schools and we're excited to become part of the community here as well."

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 congratulate Mark for opening this new restaurant," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems. "By supporting the local schools in Lisle, he demonstrates his ongoing commitment to our young people."

"I first heard of Jersey Mike's Subs in 2007 and was intrigued by its cult-like following," said Cross. "I researched the Jersey Mike's brand and franchising for six months before even trying the subs. My first taste of the #43 Chipotle Cheese Steak changed my life. I grew up on a farm in Northern Illinois and I'd never eaten a real cheese steak before. Now there's no looking back. My goal is to serve every customer the best sandwich experience of their life, each and every time they walk through the front door."

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (630) 964-2588.

Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 500 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. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike's can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.

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