July 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // Bolingbrook, IL - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its first store in Bolingbrook. Jersey Mike's owners Raj Patel and Jason Corriveau know the importance of community relations and celebrated their new ties with the area during the grand opening on July 13.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 214 N Weber Rd., hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 17, with proceeds supporting the Bolingbrook Park District. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution. More than 10,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community.
"I firmly believe that giving back to the community, specifically to our youth, is vital to succeed," said Jason Corriveau. "Our goal is to give to the Bolingbrook Park District a competitive edge by raising funds to support its programs and services during our grand opening." One of the main goals of the Bolingbrook Park District is planning, organizing and conducting recreational and leisure activities for all ages and interests.
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 Raj Patel and Jason Corriveau on the opening of their first store in Bolingbrook," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems. "This is a great community and I know Raj and Jason care about ensuring that all of Bolingbrook's residents have a chance to succeed."
Patel was initially attracted to Jersey Mike's because of the inviting nature of the business model, which has a heavy emphasis on the customer experience and partnering with the community – not to mention the quality of the product. "Bolingbrook is an incredible community with lots of great businesses and I am looking forward to bringing the number one sub to the area," said Patel.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (630) 226-6855.
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 East Coast-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.