Hoyt Jones, the President of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., expressed his excitement about this achievement, stating, “We now have Jersey Mike’s locations in all 50 states.” The new Jersey Mike’s restaurant is situated at 1451 E Parks Highway in Wasilla, a city located about 40 miles north of Anchorage in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley (Mat-Su).
To celebrate the grand opening, franchise owner Fred Rosenberg organized a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Alaska, Mat-Su Community. Rosenberg emphasized the brand’s dedication to giving back to the communities they serve, saying, “Our goal is to make a positive difference in the communities and neighborhoods that we serve. It is our responsibility as a brand to give for the sole purpose of giving, and not to receive.”
Fred Rosenberg has ambitious plans to open two more Jersey Mike’s locations in Alaska within the same year. A South Anchorage location is expected to open by the end of June, while an Eagle River location is scheduled for late summer.
Here are some fun facts about Jersey Mike’s Subs:
- Proud History: Jersey Mike’s Subs traces its roots back to 1956 when it started as a single sub shop in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, located at the Jersey Shore.
- Favorite Sub: The #7 Turkey & Provolone sub is the top-selling sandwich across the country, showcasing its popularity among customers.
- Popular Coast to Coast: California boasts the highest number of Jersey Mike’s restaurants, followed by Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and its home state of New Jersey.
- Busiest Sub Shop: The Wasilla location in Alaska aims to become the busiest store in the country, a title currently held by the Williston, Vermont location.
Jersey Mike’s Subs is known for its commitment to using premium meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh on-site and generously piled high on in-store baked bread. Customers often enjoy their subs “Mike’s Way®,” which means adding the freshest vegetables like onions, lettuce, and tomatoes, topped with a flavorful combination of “the juice,” red wine vinegar, and olive oil. The chain also offers delicious grilled cheesesteaks made fresh to order.
Beyond serving delicious subs, Jersey Mike’s believes in making a difference in the communities it serves. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations nationwide have collectively raised over $110 million for local charities. In 2023, the company’s 13th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving held in March raised an impressive $21 million for more than 200 local charities.
The expansion of Jersey Mike’s Subs into Alaska is a testament to the brand’s growth and popularity across the United States. With their focus on providing high-quality subs and giving back to the community, Jersey Mike’s continues to leave a positive impact wherever they go.
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