April 14, 2011 // Franchising.com // Leland, NC - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its first store in Leland. Jersey Mike's owner Jeff Owens knows the importance of community relations and celebrated his new ties with the area during his grand opening on April 13.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 2029 Olde Regent Way in the Waterford Center, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wednesday, April 13 through Sunday, April 17, with proceeds supporting North Brunswick High School. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution. More than 5,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community.
"One of my top priorities as a Jersey Mike's franchisee is to support the community," said Jeff Owens. "I decided to support the local high school where my store is located, because I truly believe in educating our youth to ensure a bright future."
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. "When you are an active contributor in the community it shows," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO. "Jeff Owens is committed to helping the Leland community. We congratulate him on his second store."
"I am psyched to be working with North Brunswick High School," said Owens. "It's a great institution and we look forward to joining them to help area students reach their full potential."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (910) 523-5300.
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.