Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh-sliced and fresh-grilled subs, is teaming up once again with Wreaths Across America, accepting donations on behalf of the nonprofit veterans’ organization and honoring those in uniform during the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 25.
From May 20 to May 26, Jersey Mike’s will collect donations at all locations nationwide in support of Wreaths Across America and its mission to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, and teach children the value of freedom. Customers who make a donation will receive a free mini American flag to help celebrate Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day, Jersey Mike’s will serve lunch to 1,000 active duty troops who are marching in the parade and will air five, 60-second radio ads on the Radio America Network of more than 250 radio stations throughout the country in proud support of Wreaths Across America.
“Memorial Day is one day out of the year during which our military service members, past and present, are thanked,” says Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “The continued support that we receive from Jersey Mike’s allows us to further our mission of remembering and honoring our fallen heroes every day of the year—and teaching future generations to do the same—and we truly appreciate their generous efforts.”
The National Memorial Day Parade is the nation’s largest Memorial Day event. Each year, more than 300,000 spectators and 4,000 participants convene in Washington to honor the heroes who have worn the uniform. The parade includes hundreds of active duty troops. Ceremonial units representing each branch of the military lead off the parade.
Since 2012, Jersey Mike’s has raised close to $1 million to support Wreaths Across America. Last year, more than 700,000 remembrance wreaths were placed in honor of veterans nationally and abroad, including, for the first time, on the graves of every veteran buried at Arlington National Cemetery. All year round, through a variety of programs, Jersey Mike’s franchisees across the country support the military and their families.
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.