Jersey Mike’s Subs, one of the fastest-growing quick-service restaurants in the country, has brought on Brooke Cabrera as director of real estate in the Northeast to assist with the Manasquan-headquartered chain’s expansion efforts.
In a Jan. 17 press release announcing the appointment, Jersey Mike’s Chief Development Officer Brian Sommers described Cabrera as “a tremendous asset” to the company, which has been busy executing its strategic growth plan along the East Coast, particularly in New England.
“Her proven dealmaking track record will help us expand our reach, helping franchise owners secure best-in-class locations,” he added.
Prior to Jersey Mike’s, Cabrera was a vice president and market director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she oversaw the bank’s retail brand expansion in New England, opening branches in seven states.
Her background also includes working as a commercial real estate office leasing broker at Colliers International, representing tenants and landlords predominately focused on the Manhattan market.
Founded in 1956, Jersey Mike’s started out as Mike’s Subs, a small sandwich shop in Point Pleasant. Since then, the fast casual franchise has grown to 2,500 restaurants in 49 states across the U.S. and expects to add a location in Alaska during 2023.
Over the past three years, Jersey Mike’s increased its number of units by 37.9%, earning the chain the No. 3 spot on Entrepreneur’s newly released ranking of 2023’s top 500 franchises. This year marks Jersey Mike’s fifth year on the list — and its highest spot ever.d