East Coast Sub Sensation Opened First Location In Jacksonville

Owners Celebrated Grand Opening with Free Subs

March 28, 2012 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Jacksonville on March 28. Franchise owner Dale Herring, and his sons and co-owners Colby and Matt Herring, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wed., March 28 to Thurs., April 5 to support Florida State College Kent Campus.

The new restaurant, located at 4261-5 Roosevelt Boulevard, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community (and in local newspapers), which offered a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Florida State College Kent Campus.

Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s continued its steady growth in 2011 opening 69 new restaurants throughout the country, a 15 percent increase overall. The popular sub shop wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

The Herrings exemplify Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners who share the company's commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service and who are dedicated to giving back to the local community. In 2011, locations throughout the country raised more than $2 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 100,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“Nobody becomes a success without a little help and mentoring along the way,” said Dale Herring. “Jersey Mike’s has given us the opportunity as business owners to support our local community. We are excited to be raising funds for students at the Florida State College Kent Campus. We believe that helping young people like college students becomes a benefit to everyone in the end.”

Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way™ with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices. The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sub sandwich and piled high on in-store baked bread. Everything is quickly made to order for each customer, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike's more than fifty years ago. The Jersey Mike’s experience always includes its trademark neighborly banter served up by a high-energy Jersey Mike’s team.

This is the first Jersey Mike’s location for the Herrings who were excited to welcome customers into their store for the grand opening.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week. You can contact this store directly at (904) 387-0007.

About Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 600 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.


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