August 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bellevue, NE - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Bellevue on July 30. Franchise owner Jeff Marcotte and director of operations Ross Olsbo held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 30 to Sunday, August 3 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Nebraska.
The new restaurant, located at 10110 South 15th Street, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nebraska.
"Bellevue is a wonderful, tight-knit community and we are grateful for this opportunity to introduce the Jersey Mike's brand here," said Marcotte. "At Jersey Mike's we're committed to giving back to our community and this starts with our grand opening fundraiser. For the first five days that our shop is open, we will team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nebraska. Our goal is to support our community in as many ways as possible and we hope to create countless lasting relationships throughout the years."
Marcotte added, "We're fortunate to be located near the Offutt Air Force Base where we can serve another segment of our community. Part of our charitable giving programs will certainly be geared toward members of the Air Force Base and their families and we look forward to serving this population of residents."
Angie Connell, Executive Director for MDA of Nebraska commented, "Our organization serves 1,200 families in the immediate area that are affected by Muscular Dystrophy. MDA provides support to our clients through clinics, support groups, medical equipment loans, research, and a special week-long summer camp for children ages 6-17. Without the generosity of our community and businesses like Jersey Mike's, we could not provide such great care to the MDA families."
Marcotte and Olsbo are exemplary Jersey Mike's franchise owner/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. 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 third Jersey Mike's location for Marcotte and Olsbo. The pair also owns and operates two Jersey Mike's locations in Lincoln.
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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