August 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Wayne, IN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Fort Wayne on July 30. Franchise owners Lee Pines and Peter Lieffring, along with manager Ola El-Khatib, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 30 to Sunday, August 3 to support the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana and the Carroll High School Athletic Department.
The new restaurant, located at 10020 Lima Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana or the Carroll High School Athletic Department.
"As we gear up to open our second location in Fort Wayne, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to be a part of the Jersey Mike's brand," said Pines. "It's our tradition at Jersey Mike's to host a fundraiser for our community as part of the grand opening fundraiser. This time around, we've teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana and Carroll High School Athletic Department. It feels great to give back to members our community and to know that all money we raise will stay local."
Pines and Lieffring 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 second Jersey Mike's for Pines and Lieffring. Last August, they opened their first Jersey Mike's on Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
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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