January 07, 2011 // Franchising.com // Phoenix, AZ - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its seventh store in the Arizona market. Jersey Mike's owner Bill Mapes knows the importance of community relations and celebrated his new ties with the area during his grand opening on December 20.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 2501 West Happy Valley Road, hosted a week-long fundraiser from Mon., Dec. 20 through Sun., Dec. 26, with proceeds supporting Norterra Canyon School. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution. More than 7,500 coupons were distributed throughout the community.
"I have been a small business owner in the quick serve restaurant world for more than 20 years and I firmly believe that giving back to the community, specifically the schools, is vital to succeed," said Bill Mapes. "When we provide excellence in education for our children, everyone in the community wins."
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 Bill Mapes on the opening of his seventh store in Arizona," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems. "This is a great community and I know Bill cares about ensuring that all of Arizona's children have a chance to succeed."
"This is a great time for Jersey Mike's in Arizona," Mapes said. "People here love the authentic Northeast-style sub and the old-fashioned deli vibe including the banter and the sense of community. We like to get to know the first names of all our regular customers. Paying attention to these small details along with our superior quality product is the recipe for our success."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The store will be closed on Christmas Day. You can contact this store directly at (623) 582-6453.
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.