Jersey Mike’s Subs Opens First Location In Longview

Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Longview on April 11.  Franchise owners Bryan Selden and Jeff Worthen held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 11 to Sunday, April 15 to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

The new restaurant, located at 2199 Gilmer Road, circulated 15,000 coupons throughout the community, which offered a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to CASA.

Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s continued its steady growth in 2011 opening 69 new restaurants throughout the country, a 15 percent increase overall.  The popular sub shop wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

Bryan Selden and Jeff Worthen exemplify Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners who share the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service and who are dedicated to giving back to the local community.  In 2011, locations throughout the country raised more than $2 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 200,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“Jersey Mike’s has given us the special opportunity to make a difference and help children in our community,” said Selden.  “By raising money for the Court Appointed Special Advocates we are giving children a voice.  CASA works with children who have been victims of abuse and neglect by making sure they do not get lost in the social services system and we are proud to support such a worthy cause.”

Passionate Jersey Mike’s fans crave their subs made Mike’s Way with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices.  The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sub sandwich and piled high on in-store baked bread.  Everything is quickly made to order for each customer, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike’s more than fifty years ago.  The Jersey Mike’s experience always includes its trademark neighborly banter served up by a high-energy Jersey Mike’s team.

Selden and Worthen celebrated two grand openings on April 11.  In addition to the Longview restaurant opening, they also held a Jersey Mike’s grand opening for a new location in Wichita Falls on the same day.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.  You can contact this store directly at (903) 297-4962.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 600 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support.  Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago.  The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at