June 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Richmond, VA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Richmond on May 27. Franchise owner Robby Waldrop held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 27 to Sunday, May 31 to support Special Olympics Virginia.
The new restaurant, located at 7000 Forest Ave., circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Special Olympics Virginia.
“This is an exciting time for Jersey Mike’s in the Richmond area,” said Waldrop. “As we continue to build the Jersey Mike’s brand throughout the greater Richmond area it gives us the opportunity to partner with different charitable organizations. This is the first time we are partnering with Special Olympics Virginia and as we learned about the many amazing services they provide. Jersey Mike’s is a brand that gives to give and we hope the community will come out and support Special Olympics Virginia with us on our grand opening weekend.”
Waldrop is an exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owner who shares 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.
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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