July 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cottonwood Heights, UT - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Cottonwood Heights on July 15th. Franchise owners Steve Leonard and Fred Downey, along with operating partners Nick Calderon & Shayla McKinney, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 15th to Sunday, July 19th to support Project Airtime.
The new restaurant, located at 6985 South Park Centre, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Project Airtime.
Project Airtime was founded in 2013. Its mission is to “Take Everyone Flying”. Over the last two years, Chris Santacroce has taken Make a Wish Kids, Wounded Warriors, and many wheelchair bound people up in his custom made paraglider.
“I have the privilege of knowing the man behind the cause, the founder of Project Airtime - Chris Santacroce,” said Leonard. “Chris suffered a spinal injury after a stunt accident. He defied the odds and made a full recovery after being told by doctors he would never walk again”. Chris spent 13 years with the Red Bull Air Force stunt team. Now, Chris focuses on giving back to others who were not as lucky.
Leonard and Downey 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 $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. In 2015, for the second year in a row, the company was named the #1 fastest growing chain in the Nation’s Restaurant News 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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