Industry News | August 14, 2015

Jersey Mike's Gives $100,000 to No Kid Hungry

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Yesterday, Jersey Mike’s Subs Founder and CEO Peter Cancro fresh sliced a $100,000 sub for No Kid Hungry, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger.

Cancro was fulfilling a pledge he made in March while speaking at an industry conference. There, Cancro unexpectedly announced on stage in front of thousands of attendees that he would donate $100,000 to the charity if Tom Nelson, president of No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength and David Jobe, president of Winsight Events, joined him at the company’s Jersey Shore home to make subs.

After a sub-making lesson yesterday, Cancro presented the check. The donation will provide 1 million healthy meals for kids in the U.S.

Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $13 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company’s Fifth Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $3 million for 150 local charities throughout the country.

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. 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. 

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