Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is taking flight with its nontraditional locations, adding Orlando International Airport (MCO) to its roster just last month.
The Jersey Mike’s restaurant, operated by Villa Restaurant Group, opened in the new Food Hall in Airside Terminal 2, serving Southwest and Virgin America airlines. It features five additional restaurants operated by Villa Restaurant Group, including Asian Chao, Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's & Bananas, The Market by Villa, and, opening soon, Chipotle. The renovated 12,000-square-foot area holds more than 300 seats.
“Travelers know Jersey Mike’s from home and are excited to discover one of their favorite restaurants at the airport,” says Todd Quinzi, Jersey Mike’s area director for Florida. “We are grateful to our partners at Villa who share our passion for the Jersey Mike’s brand and welcomed us into their restaurant family at Orlando Airport.”
The Orlando Airport restaurant currently employs 32 team members and expects to add more.
“After studying the demographics and flying habits of a typical Southwest customer that would use the Food Hall, we knew Jersey Mike’s would be a perfect fit,” says Adam Torine, executive vice president of development, Villa Restaurant Group. “As operators ourselves, we truly appreciate Jersey Mike’s detailed level of support and hope to continue growing together.”
The first Jersey Mike’s airport location opened at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas in January 2013. It was followed by restaurants at other travel sites including Newark Liberty International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Amtrak’s historic 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia. In December 2015, Jersey Mike’s opened its first casino location at the popular Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Additionally, the company has opened several university sites on New Jersey campuses.
“The opening of Orlando International Airport continues Jersey Mike’s strategy to bring the brand to nontraditional locations from travel sites to college campuses,” says Phil Capozzi, vice president of nontraditional development at Jersey Mike’s Subs.