September 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // Raleigh, NC - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Raleigh on September 5. Store operator Marcus Sledge held a grand opening fundraiser from Wed., Sept. 5 to Sun., Sept. 9 to support Bob’s Buddies.
The new restaurant, located at 6176 Falls of Neuse Road, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community, which offered a complimentary regular sub with a generous contribution to Bob’s Buddies.
Bob’s Buddies raises money to benefit The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The charity was founded by “Bob and the Showgram” radio host, Bob Dumas, and collects donations through radiothons which are held on station G105 in Raleigh.
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.
Marcus Sledge exemplifies Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects operators 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 fundraiser gives us a really unique opportunity to make a difference by supporting Bob’s Buddies,” said Sledge. “This past March, Jersey Mike’s locations in Raleigh partnered with Bob’s Buddies and raised $30,000 to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and we are looking forward to continuing this partnership. Raleigh has been home to Jersey Mike’s for 20 years and we are excited to open this new location right in the heart of North Raleigh.”
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. Jersey Mike’s 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.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (919) 870-7827.
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.