Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First McHenry Location
October 28, 2019 // Franchising.com // McHENRY, Ill. - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in McHenry on October 23. Franchise owners Dan Shafer and Richie Saunders held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 23 to Sunday, October 27 to support Landmark Elementary School and Chauncey H. Duker School.
The new restaurant, located at 1787 N. Richmond Road, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Landmark Elementary School and Chauncey H. Duker School.
Before joining Jersey Mike’s, Shafer worked in customer service and was a franchise owner in the automotive industry. Saunders was a field trainer and worked in sales in the automotive industry as well.
“We were attracted to Jersey Mike’s and have partnered together on this new venture. Jersey Mike’s has the team atmosphere that we really enjoy,” Shafer said. “Richie and I are passionate about taking care of the customer and this trait was represented in the product and employees of Jersey Mike’s.”
He added, “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do!”
“For our grand opening, we have partnered up with the local Landmark Elementary School and Chauncey H. Duker School,” said Saunders. “We wanted to give back to McHenry for all the support we’ve received from the city and its residents. Establishing a fundraiser partnership is showing the dedication we have to our youth and community’s future. We feel we can really take ‘a sub above’ to the next level by helping others.” The duo suggests that if you haven’t donated in the past, now is the perfect time to consider doing so to support the local schools.
Saunders’ favorite sub is the #8 Club Sub. Shafer’s go-to is the #6 Roast Beef and Provolone.
Shafer and Saunders 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 779-704-2949.
SOURCE Jersey Mike’s