Jersey Mike's

Jersey Mike's Honors Veterans with Annual WAA Campaign

Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh-sliced and fresh-grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, is launching its fourth annual nationwide awareness and fundraising campaign to benefit Wreaths Across America (WAA). From October 1 through November 11, all Jersey Mike's stores throughout the nation will collect donations for the nonprofit organization, which lays hundreds of thousands of remembrance wreaths at the headstones of the nation's veterans during the holiday season.

 

Jersey Mike’s Wins Certified Angus Beef Award

As the premium burger category continues to gain momentum, Jersey Mike’s has set the bar high with top-quality ingredients among sub shops. The Manasquan, New Jersey, chain was recognized for leading promotions of the Certified Angus Beef brand on menuboards, social media, and advertising.

The Restaurant Chain Marketer of the Year award was presented to Mike Manzo, COO, at the beef brand’s annual conference, held September 18–20 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California.

Jersey Mike’s Grows On East Coast With NY, CT Deals

Jersey Mike’s Subs has signed a development agreement with Paradigm Investment Group, the second-largest franchisee in the Hardee’s System, to open 10 units in portions of Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.  

Additionally, acting as area directors, the Paradigm team will oversee growth throughout the entire state of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and a portion of Southern New York state. The new partnership is part of Jersey Mike’s active East Coast expansion plan.

Searching for a Better Sandwich

At Jersey Mike’s Subs, it’s the little things that make a big difference. The real red wine vinegar used on sandwiches. The freshly sliced meats and cheeses. The store-baked bread and the made-to-order cheesesteaks on the grill.

Jersey Mike’s leaders say those small touches are what set it apart from the world of fast food; it’s not just about offering a cheap meal. The brand isn’t competing in the $5 foot-long arena. Instead, executives say they’re staying focused on the quality of ingredients and service.

The New Norm

The history books detailing the recent Great Recession will include plenty of obvious chapters: the subprime mortgage crisis, Wall Street bailouts, housing bubbles, and skyrocketing unemployment. But those volumes might miss a less visible element of the economic collapse: the crippling credit market that wreaked havoc by bringing business growth to a near standstill.

Tips from the Top

Cathy Brown graduated from college as a mechanical engineer and spent time working with a government contractor to create guidance systems for cruise missiles. At one point she was also a high-school math teacher.

She eventually landed in the quick-service industry, and in 2009, Brown was tasked with building out the San Diego region for Jersey Mike’s Subs. Even though the brand was new to the area, Brown quickly transformed the market and now oversees 17 stores, including five of her own units and another seven set to open by the end of August.

2013 Best Franchise Deals

It’s back and bigger than ever. Now in its fourth year, our “Best Franchise Deals” report has become the can’t-miss list of top quick-service and fast-casual franchises, assessing factors such as investment-to-sales ratio, marketplace differentiation, corporate support to franchisees, and positive brand momentum.

Jersey Mike’s Kicks Off 3rd-Annual Month of Giving

This March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh-sliced and fresh-grilled East Coast–style subs, is joining forces with 86 local charities for the company’s third-annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign.

Last year’s Month of Giving raised nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide, and this year, Jersey Mike’s hope to raise even more.

Jersey Mike’s CEO Recognized as IFA Entrepreneur of the Year

Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year, receiving the honor during International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 53rd Annual Convention, February 17–20, 2013.

First presented in 1982, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes an individual who is building a successful business venture, exemplifies the “entrepreneurial spirit” that franchising represents, demonstrates innovative management skills, and is a risk taker.

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