Jersey Mike’s Subs Now Open In Chicago Union Station
Food and beverage operator The Grove, Inc. running fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Chicago
November 15, 2019 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is now open at Chicago’s Union Station. Nationally recognized and established food and beverage operator, The Grove, Inc. (TGI), opened the new restaurant located in the upper concourse food court, immediately adjacent to the Jackson Street escalators. To celebrate the debut of its first Jersey Mike’s in Chicago, TGI held a Grand Opening free sub fundraiser to support SCC/Special Olympics Chicago.
“The Grove, Inc. is incredibly excited to welcome Jersey Mike’s Subs to Chicago’s iconic Union Station and we’re thrilled to partner with Special Olympics Chicago to commemorate our Grand Opening,” said Nina Madonia, Chief Executive Officer of The Grove, Inc. “We share Jersey Mike’s commitment to quality products, exceptional customer service, and dedication to giving back to the local community - and I am excited to support a local worthy cause such as Special Olympics Chicago, which was founded right here in our hometown.”
During the month of November, the Jersey Mike’s Subs at Chicago Union Station will continue to accept donations to Special Olympics Chicago. PepsiCo. generously donated fountain drinks, free with a donation to Special Olympics Chicago at Jersey Mike’s during the Grand Opening.
“Thank you to Jersey Mike’s and The Grove, Inc. for their incredible support of the 7,500 athletes who compete through the Special Olympics Chicago program,” said Matt O’Shea, president of Special Children’s Charities and Special Olympics Chicago. “Our dedicated athletes work so hard throughout the year, and because of support from companies like Jersey Mike’s and The Grove, Inc. we’re able to provide life-long memories and experiences. I hope all of Chicago will stop by Union Station and pick up a Jersey Mike’s sandwich to help support Special Olympics Chicago.”
The addition of Jersey Mike’s to Union Station gives commuters, travelers, and the surrounding business and residential community the opportunity to enjoy subs made with the freshest ingredients. These include crisp vegetables, premium meats and cheeses sliced on the spot and 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. The Chicago Union Station Jersey Mike’s also serves breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. daily, featuring two eggs fresh from the flat top grill with cheese and your choice of bacon, sausage, pork or steak.
“Amtrak welcomes Jersey Mike’s as a new option for the thousands of customers every day in our Food Court at Chicago Union Station who are looking for a fresh and tasty meal,” said Linda Frankel, Senior Real Estate Development Manager for Amtrak.
TGI offers a variety of leading food and beverage options at more than 47 locations - and counting - nationwide. Jersey Mike’s has 58 locations in the Chicagoland area, with the Chicago Union Station location marking the fourth in the city of Chicago.
About The Grove, Inc.
The Grove, Inc. (TGI) is an established food and beverage operator and the preferred destination for quality food and exceptionally friendly service, providing hospitality at its finest to the nation’s busiest travel centers. TGI nourishes people and relationships by leading the way in brand operations, customer service, and top-quality food and beverage. With nearly 40 years of expertise, TGI offers a wide variety of both proprietary and nationally recognized brands, currently operating 47 locations and growing in 10 of the nation’s busiest airports, 2 train stations and other non-traditional venues. For more information and a list of TGI-operated locations, visit www.thegroveinc.com.
About Special Olympics Chicago
Special Olympics was founded in the city of Chicago in 1968 with the first International Special Olympics Games held at Soldier Field. Since then, Special Olympics Chicago has grown to serve more than 7,500 athletes, offering year-round sports training and competition in 22 sports. The Special Olympics Chicago program is present in more than 150 Chicago Public Schools and 25 parks through the Chicago Park District - and these programs are modeled across the country. Support is also provided for arts programming, special events and field trips, and an athlete-produced cable access television show. Since 1969, Special Children’s Charities has been the fundraising co-sponsor of Special Olympics Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Park District. Special Children’s Charities mission statement is to promote, foster and encourage physical and mental health and improvement through athletics, recreational and social activities among youth and adults with disabilities.
About Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 2,000 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Voted America’s Favorite Sandwich Brand in Market Force Information’s 2019 QSR study, Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. 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. For more information visit www.jerseymikes.com.
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