October 22, 2014 - Knoxville, TN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Knoxville on October 15. Franchise owners Philip Horn and Donald Bauer held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 15 to Sunday, October 19 to support the East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
The new restaurant, located at 2415 University Commons Way, circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
"Opening our second Jersey Mike's location in Knoxville is a great opportunity for the brand," said Bauer. "We're excited to meet new customers and students while supporting our local community. In fact, for the first five days that we are open, we will be raising money for the East Tennessee Children's Hospital. At Jersey Mike's we believe in making a positive impact in our communities while serving the most authentic sub sandwich and experience."
Horn and Bauer 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.
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