June 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Orlando, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Orlando on June 11. Franchise owners Raul and Lisa Ceide, along with manager Scott Green, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 11 to Sunday, June 22 to support the South Orlando Soccer Club.
The new restaurant, located at 6607 S. Semoran Boulevard, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the South Orlando Soccer Club.
"When our daughter was young, Raul and I spent many years involved in youth soccer volunteering at the Club, Team, and State level", said Lisa Ceide. "It was during this time that we realized how many families needed financial assistance in order for their children to be able to play. Today, about 30 percent of athletes in the South Orlando Soccer Club are funded through scholarships from outside donors. By partnering with the league for our grand opening fundraiser, we hope to give more children the opportunity to participate."
Ceide added, "The last three years were a huge growth period for Jersey Mike's, especially in the Metro Orlando area. With this new location, we have the opportunity to bring the brand and product to an underserved part of our community."
The Ceides are exemplary Jersey Mike's 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. 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 sixth Jersey Mike's location for the Ceides. They entered the Jersey Mike's system in July 2011, when they purchased an existing location at the Shoppes at Winder Oaks in Orlando. The Ceides went on to open three additional locations in Orlando as well as a location in Winter Garden.
The restaurant's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at
SOURCE Jersey Mike's