April 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palos Heights, IL - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Palos Heights on April 22. Franchise owner Mac Shimmon held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 22 to Sunday, April 26 to support Stagg High School, Elim School, and Shepard High School.
The new restaurant, located at 12801 S. Harlem Avenue, circulated 15,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Stagg High School, Elim School, and Shepard High School.
“I am so excited to bring the Jersey Mike’s brand to Palos Heights,” said Shimmon. “Partnering with three local schools for our grand opening fundraiser is a great way for us to become connected to the community. Our plan is to continue building long standing relationships within Palos Heights by giving back to different local organizations and causes. We invite everyone to join us in making a difference as we open our doors on April 22.”
Shimmon is an exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owner who share the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who is dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $13 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company’s 5th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $3 million for 150 local charities throughout the country.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 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 12th Jersey Mike’s location for Mac Shimmon. In June 2011, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s location in Orland Park, IL. Shimmon also owns Jersey Mike’s locations in New Lenox, Frankfort, Elk Grove Village, Gurnee, Shaumburg, Glenview, Niles, Park Ridge, and Buffalo Grove.
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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