June 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Northvale, NJ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Northvale on June 25. Franchise owner Greg Gillmann and his father Glenn Gillmann, along with their manager Joe O'Brien, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 25 to Sunday, June 29 to support Norwood Fire & EMS and Northvale Fire & EMS.
The new restaurant, located at 254C Livingston Street, circulated 8,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Norwood Fire & EMS or Northvale Fire & EMS. In addition, 5,000 flyers containing various offers were distributed. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate $2 to the respective organization.
"As a kid growing up at the Jersey Shore, I always liked going with my mom to pick up subs from Jersey Mike's to bring home for the family," said Greg Gillmann. "It went without saying that they were the best subs in town, but what really stood out to me was the experience of walking in those doors. It was like the crew was putting on a show while making your sandwich. The employees knew everyone's name and order, and we knew that we'd be bringing home a great sub every time."
Greg added, "After working for a Jersey Mike's location in Brick for a year and half, I knew I wanted to pursue owning my own shop. I'm very excited to open our doors in Northvale and for the unique opportunity to support the community through a five day fundraiser. Jersey Mike's is founded on the idea of making a difference and making the best sub sandwich, and we're ready to bring our product and culture to Northvale."
The Gillmans 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 $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 750,000 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. A 2014 Technomic report ranked Jersey Mike's in the top five fastest-growing restaurant chains with sales above $200 million.
The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike's fans who crave their subs made Mike's Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce and tomatoes – topped off with an exquisite zing of "the juice" – red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Jersey Mike's premium meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot, piled high on in-store baked bread and served up with a helping of neighborly banter from a dedicated and high-energy team.
This is the first Jersey Mike's location for the Gillmanns.
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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