March 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // Largo, FL - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Largo. Franchise owners John Griparis and Jeff Berns, along with operating partners Sean Cahill and Amy Vitale, held a grand opening and free sub benefit Wednesday, March 4 until Sunday, March 8 to support Fuguitt Elementary School and Largo Middle School.
The new restaurant, located at 13100 Seminole Blvd., circulated thousands of coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Fuguitt Elementary School or Largo Middle School.
“Partnering with our local schools means that we can get involved with our community in a meaningful way,” said Berns. “By supporting the educational needs of our local youth, we can help ensure higher standards of learning.”
Berns, Griparis, Vitale and Cahill are exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owners and 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 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. All March long, Jersey Mike’s franchisees throughout the nation are celebrating the 5th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving. 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 eighth Jersey Mike’s location for John Griparis and Jeff Berns. The pair owns additional locations throughout Minnesota and Florida.
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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