These days, you can't go too far without hearing about the Jersey Shore ever since the MTV Smash hit, the Jersey Shores debuted in 2009. Now, it just got a little closer to home.
Jersey Mike's Sub Shop will open its second location in Michigan on Sept. 5 in Shelby Township. The sub shop is located at 12161 23 Mile Rd, in the plaza in front of WalMart, where was for less than a year.
Although there are more than 750 Jersey Mike's franchises open and under development nationwide, three local restaurateurs are bringing the more than 50-year-old business to Michigan in a big way.
Oakland and Macomb County residents Bob Middleton, Carl Chandler and Bill Biga plan on opening 20 Jersey Mike’s locations in the next 5 years in Oakland and Macomb Counties, according to a news release. The three restauranteurs plan to open a second location in Rochester Hills by the end of the year.
The first Jersey Mike's to open in Michigan was in Ann Arbor in May. The Ann Arbor location is owned by Peter Shipman.
“Jersey Mike’s makes one heck of a delicious sub sandwich,” said Middleton. “Carl, Bill and I can’t wait to share it with our friends and neighbors in Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Chandler and Middleton are no strangers to big restaurant businesses and owning franchises. The longtime partners own 28 Little Caesars Pizza restaurants in Toronto and Indiana as well as 2 Del Taco and 2 Sonic® restaurants in Michigan.
Grand Opening Doubles as School Booster Club Fundraiser
Jersey Mike’s Subs will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9 to support Athletic and School athletic booster clubs.
The new restaurant will circulate 10,000 coupons throughout the community, half offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Utica High School Athletic Boosters and the other half offering the same deal to support the Eppler Junior High School’s Athletic Boosters.
“We love athletics which teach important life skills related to teamwork, competition and discipline, and we are happy to support our local schools,” said Middleton. “In fact, we selected Jersey Mike’s as a brand because of its successful business model that allows giving back to the community. We met Jersey Mike’s Founder and CEO Peter Cancro and immediately saw we shared a deep passion for making a difference in people’s lives.”
Store hours for Shelby Township are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. To contact the restaurant directly, call (586) 997-1571.