East Coast Sub Sensation Opens First Location In Aurora

August 20, 2012 • Aurora, CO - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Aurora on August 15. Franchise owner Michael Longhofer along with his father, Carl Longhofer, Jr. held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, August 15 to Sunday, August 19 to support the Kempe Foundation.

Headquartered on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has been recognized as a world leader in child abuse treatment and prevention programs for over forty years. Directed by some of the nation’s leading experts, The Kempe Center hosts innovative programs that treat abused children (from birth to age 18), train professionals and research treatment methods to help and heal the most children. As a world leader in the fight against child abuse and neglect, Kempe gives children and families more hopeful futures.

The new restaurant, located at 3571 S Tower Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Kempe Foundation.

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.

Michael Longhofer and Carl Longhofer, Jr. 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 200,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“The product quality and great customer experience is what attracted us to Jersey Mike’s as business owners,” said Michael Longhofer. “This grand opening also gives us the chance to make a difference in the community through our partnership with the Kempe Foundation. The work that Kempe does is very dear to my family, as we have three children adopted from the foster care system. We are excited for the opportunity to support an organization that is based right here in Aurora and make a difference for children in need.”

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 1st Jersey Mike’s location for Michael Longhofer and Carl Longhofer, Jr.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (720) 381-0919.

About Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 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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