Fundraising Efforts Benefit Residents in Houston and Corpus Christi
Houston, TX (RestaurantNews.com) More than 1,300 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations across the country are partnering with the Houston Food Bank and Corpus Christi Food Bank to help Texas residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
This two-part program provides needed donations to the two local food banks:
- From Monday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 17, participating Jersey Mike’s locations will donate $1 for every regular sized #7 Turkey Breast and Provolone sub sold.
- Through a grassroots program in September, Jersey Mike’s will hand out special cards in local communities nationwide offering a free sub for a $2 donation to the food banks. Cards can be redeemed in participating restaurants from Friday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Dec. 1.
“We want to let people know about the fundraiser so they can come together and join us in this national effort to help all those affected by the devastation in the Greater Houston and Corpus Christi areas,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems. “We are grateful to our local owners, managers, and crews who dropped everything to make sub sandwiches for thousands of people in need as well as for fire departments, EMS and other first responders.”
John Enterline, Houston area director, Jersey Mike’s, who is heading up local efforts, said, “Our focus at the local level is on feeding as many people as possible who are in need and in shelters, as well as providing sustenance to first responders so they can continue their life saving work. We appreciate the support from our customers across the country as well as from the Jersey Mike’s system as we start to rebuild as a community.”
All franchisees and team members are safe, and all locations are now open, according to Enterline.
Jersey Mike’s is a fixture in Texas neighborhoods, with 16 locations in the Houston area and two in Corpus Christi. The company expects to raise at least half a million dollars for the food banks.
“There are a lot of people down here in Texas who have lost homes and livelihoods,” said Dalton Stewart, a Jersey Mike’s area director in Dallas, who brought down a team to help colleagues make subs in Houston. “It doesn’t surprise me that the Jersey Mike’s family would step up in these difficult times to make a difference.”
Stewart added that Jersey Mike’s locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are feeding evacuees at local shelters as well as at the Red Cross Command Center there.
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 commmunities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).