November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Maple Grove, MN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Maple Grove on November 19. Franchise owners Jeff Berns, John Griparis, and Tim Downing held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support Maple Grove High School Football, the Maplebrook Soccer Association, and Cedar Island Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 7744 Main Street North, circulated thousands of coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Maple Grove High School Football, the Maplebrook Soccer Association, or Cedar Island Elementary School.
"Partnering with our local schools and sports programs means that we can get involved with our community in a meaningful way," said Griparis. "By supporting the educational and recreational needs of our local youth, we can help ensure higher standards of learning and foster healthy competition for young athletes."
Mr. Griparis added, "We opened our first Maple Grove location in August, and the response from the community has been great. With this second location we look forward to making an even bigger impact in the community through our fundraising partnerships."
Berns, Griparis, and Downing 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