Industry News | November 29, 2012

Jersey Mike's Enters the Station in Philly

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In time for the year’s busiest travel season, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh-sliced, fresh-grilled East Coast–style subs, has opened in downtown Philadelphia in historic Amtrak’s 30th Street Station.

Officially opened on Tuesday, November 19, the new fast-casual sub shop is operated by The Grove Inc. and located in the Main Hall. In the next several months, The Grove plans to open two other Jersey Mike’s locations at Newark International Airport (Terminal A) and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (Concourse C).

"This was a fantastic opening and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Jersey Mike's," says Michelle Dukler, president and CEO, The Grove Inc. "We will have our first three locations open in the next 60 days, and then we hope to work on our next three.”

The Grove also opened a Wendy’s in the same mini-food court, which was designed to include architectural details in keeping with the art-deco space.

"We are excited to welcome Jersey Mike’s Subs and their Philly Cheesesteak to the food court at the Amtrak 30th Street Station, which adds a missing part of Philadelphia food history to our food offerings,” says Linda Frankel, project director, Amtrak real estate development.

Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

Jersey Mike’s is known for its dedication to giving back to the local community. In 2011, locations throughout the country raised more than $2 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 200,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

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