December 28, 2017 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Jacksonville on December 20. Operating Partner Krista McGuire held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, January 10 to Sunday, January 14 to support Jacksonville High School and Northside High School.
The new restaurant, located at 3494 Western Blvd., circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Jacksonville High School and Northside High School.
“I was initially attracted to Jersey Mike’s because of the company’s history and I like how they give back to the community,” said McGuire, who joined the team in July of this year. “I went to a culinary school at Johnson & Wales and received a degree in the food service industry. Before joining Jersey Mike’s, I had worked in various restaurant franchise companies as a manager in store level positions, which has given me the skills to operate this store.”
McGuire added, “For this grand opening, we will be supporting two local high schools. I’m an alumnus of Jacksonville High School and played soccer for the school. It’s very dear to my heart to be able to give back to this school and the Northside High School. We look forward to seeing everyone at the grand opening!”
McGuire is an exemplary Jersey Mike’s operating partner 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 $25 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 7th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $5.5 million for nearly 150 charities throughout the country.
To recognize those making a difference in local communities, Jersey Mike’s is seeking nominations for five $5,000 Sub Abover Grants. From now through January 19, 2018, go to BeASubAbove.com to nominate an individual who is making a difference. As a reward, Jersey Mike’s will send you a coupon good for $2 off any sub. Grants will be awarded in February 2018.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. This year, Jersey Mike’s was named the country’s fastest-growing Limited Service Chain and fastest-growing sandwich chain in the 2017 Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100.
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 (910) 765-7265.
SOURCE Jersey Mike’s