Jersey Mike’s Subs is getting ready to open its newest shop in New Jersey.
Located at 1520 Route 38 in Hainesport, the popular sandwich chain will officially debut April 12 following a 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials, Jersey Mike’s executives and other community members.
To celebrate the occasion, the restaurant will host a special fundraiser on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter. Through April 16, customers with a special coupon distributed prior to the opening will be able to donate $3 to the nonprofit and receive a free regular size sandwich.
The newest Jersey Mike’s location is franchised by quadruplet brothers Erich, Nick, Sam and Tom Ballard, all of whom started with the company as their first jobs in high school. They went on to receive support through Jersey Mike’s Coach Rod Smith Ownership Program, which is an investment model that gives store-level managers or assistant managers a track to shop ownership.
Jersey Mike’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Cancro launched the program in 2020, naming it after his high school football coach – and local bank executive – who gave him a $125,000 loan to purchase his first sandwich shop in Point Pleasant when he was 17.
Tom Ballard said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to grow with a fantastic company, to become a part of the Hainesport community, and to support the Alzheimer’s Association of America with all of the meaningful work that they do.”
Catherine McCarthy, development manager, Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, said donations will support the organization’s programs and services, such as its free 24/7 helpline as well as research related to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“The commitment and passion of our volunteers, like the Ballard brothers, is the engine that drives our mission forward. In New Jersey alone, there are more than 190,000 people 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s and another 272,000 family members and friends caring for them—this disease is impacting those right in our communities, in our own families,” she said.
Jersey Mike’s Hainesport restaurant will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Guests can place orders in-store or for pick-up through the Jersey Mike’s website or app. Additionally, delivery is available in most areas via the Jersey Mike’s app or third-party delivery partners.
The local shop is also looking to hire team members. Interested applicants can visit the store or call 609-534-2282.
Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. ET April 10, 2023, to clarify the chapter name of the Alzheimer’s Association.