March 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // SARASOTA, Fla. – Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Sarasota on March 19. Franchise owner Beth Kariofyllis along with her son and manager Matthew Kariofyllis held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 30 to support United Way Suncoast.
The new restaurant, located at 5867 Fruitville Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to United Way Suncoast.
"Before coming on board as a Jersey Mike's franchise owner, I was a regular customer at our local Jersey Mike's," said Beth Kariofyllis. "Through my experience as a customer I began to really believe in the product and the people that stand behind it. My son, Matthew, and I are just so excited to finally open our doors and welcome new customers."
She added, "Each Jersey Mike's opening is a chance to support a local cause through a grand opening fundraiser. We chose to partner with United Way Suncoast to help fund programs that extend education beyond the classroom and teach valuable life skills."
Kariofyllis is an exemplary Jersey Mike's franchise owner who shares the company's commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who is dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike's locations throughout the country have raised nearly $7.5 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 600,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike's now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In just three years, the company has nearly doubled in size.
The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike's fans who crave their subs made Mike's Way® with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature olive oil blend, vinegar and spices. The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses, 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 nearly 60 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 Kariofyllis.
The restaurant's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at
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