July 18, 2016 // Franchising.com // Norfolk, VA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Norfolk on July 13. Franchise owners Clark Stallings and Martin Anderson, along with operating partner Tristan Lee, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 13 to Sunday, July 17 to support the Navy SEAL Foundation.
The new restaurant, located in Little Creek Marketplace at 725 E. Little Creek Road, circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 donation to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
“When I began working at Jersey Mike's over 7 years ago, I would have never imagined the opportunities with which I have been blessed,” said Lee. “I am so proud to see our company grow to over 1,000 stores and become a household name all over the country. My passion for the Jersey Mike's brand and positive culture grows stronger every day.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring our excellent product and customer service to this Norfolk community. The charity we will work with is the Navy SEAL Foundation. We are a community built around the military. There is no better way to give back than to give to the men and women that protect our freedoms. I am humbled to be able to make a difference by making the BEST sub sandwich on the planet for the BEST military on the planet," he added.
Stallings and Anderson 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 $18 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company’s 6th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $4 million for 180 charities throughout the country.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In 2016, for the third 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 (757) 962-9300.
SOURCE Jersey Mike’s