New Owners and New Look For Birmingham Area Jersey Mike's Subs
October 21, 2019 // Franchising.com // VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is being transformed in the Birmingham area with new ownership and a brand new look.
The first of the three area locations will reopen in Vestavia Hills on Wednesday, October 16, with the Hoover and Mountain Brook locations following soon after.
The new franchise owners Kimberly and Angelo Crowell, a wife/husband team, are passionate award-winning Jersey Mike’s operators. The new restaurant, located at 1031 Montgomery Hwy., held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 20 to support The Exceptional Foundation. They circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to the charity.
Angelo, a former NFL linebacker, started eating at Jersey Mike’s at age 16, and loved the shop’s friendly banter and involvement in the local community.
“I got to know the owner well, and as an inquisitive kid, I asked him, ‘How do you own one of these?’ and when I finished playing football, and was looking at franchise opportunities, Jersey Mike’s was at the top of the list,” Angelo said. “Kim and I are committed to operational excellence, and welcome the community to stop in to see our brand new design and enjoy the best sub sandwich on the planet.”
The Crowells opened their first Jersey Mike’s in 2010, and now own 29 locations in Florida, Alabama and Georgia. They look forward to bringing the Birmingham shops into their “sub” family.
The Crowells 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 more than $41 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 2 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. In 2019, the company’s 9th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $7.3 million for more than 200 charities throughout the country.
About Jersey Mike’s
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 2,000 restaurants open and under development nationwide. Jersey Mike’s was named the country’s Fastest-growing Sandwich Chain in the 2019 Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200, and #1 Most Admired Fast-casual Brand in QSR’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards.
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. Jersey Mike’s turkey breast, ham, prosciuttini, and cappacuolo are all antibiotic free. Udi’s gluten free bread is also now available.
The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at 205-769-6140.
SOURCE Jersey Mike’s