July 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Columbia, SC - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, re-opened in Columbia on July 15. Franchise owners Rodger Blake-Ward and Nick Smith held a re-grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 15 to Sunday, July 19 to support the Disabled American Veterans Association.
The restaurant, located at 4717 Devine St., circulated thousands of coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to support the Disabled American Veterans Association.
“Jersey Mike’s has been a part of the Columbia community for many years and we are looking forward to re-opening this store with a fresh look and a crew that is ready to welcome our customers,” said Blake-Ward. “We felt that supporting the Disabled American Veterans Association would teach us about the hardships these Veterans face and would help us reconnect with this community. We are looking forward to returning.”
Blake-Ward and Smith 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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