February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Jacksonville on February 11. Franchise owners Michael Phillips and Chris Causey, along with operating partner Greg Cole, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, February 11 to Sunday, February 22 to support the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation.
The new restaurant, located at 13820 Old St. Augustine Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation.
"Jersey Mike's is a proven leader in the industry and Chris and I are excited to join the brand," said Phillips. "What attracted us to Jersey Mike's was not only the fresh product, but also the energy and atmosphere inside the restaurants. As a company that believes in giving back to the community, Jersey Mike's has a history of supporting local organizations. We've teamed up with the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation to support various charities and causes here in Jacksonville. Our goal is to make a difference in the community and continue delivering the authentic Jersey Mike's experience."
Phillips and Causey 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 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. Currently, Jersey Mike's franchisees throughout the nation are gearing up for the 5th Annual Jersey Mike's Month of Giving in March. Last year, $2.1 million was raised for more than 100 different charities nationwide.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike's now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. The company was named the #1 fastest growing chain in the Nation's Restaurant News 2014 Top 100 and continues to win best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.
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 Phillips and Causey.
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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