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Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises More Than $3 Million For Charities During Nationwide "Month Of Giving"

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Celebrating Day of Giving in Charleston

Celebrating Day of Giving in Charleston, SC on March 25, 2015, left to right are: Ryan Delman, franchisee; Deborah McKelvey, executive director of Windwood Family Services; Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems; David Snipes, franchisee; Joseph (Jody) Tamsberg, founder and CEO of Windwood Family Services; and Jay Yates, franchisee and area director.

MANASQUAN, N.J., April 9, 2015 – Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, joined with its generous customers this March during the 5th Annual “Month of Giving” to raise more than $3 million for 150 different charities nationwide. For the total amount raised in your local market as well as a complete listing of participating restaurants and charities in your area, go to the charities tab

“A heartfelt thank you to our extraordinary customers, franchise owners, team members and charity partners who made the 5th Annual Month of Giving our biggest fundraiser ever,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “We exceeded our goal and are grateful to everyone who helped make a difference in people’s lives.”

During the month of March, customers were invited to come in to their local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and make a donation to a local designated charity partner. The campaign culminated in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25, a daylong nationwide event when 100 percent of the day’s sales were donated to each local charity partner. The charity recipients included schools, hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

Since it began in 2011, Jersey Mike’s annual Month of Giving fundraiser has raised more than $8.3 million for charities throughout the country.

Jersey Mike’s believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same, a philosophy that has fueled the sub sandwich chain’s popularity. Following its successful recipe of deliberate, well-considered expansion, Jersey Mike’s has more than doubled in size in just three years.

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 communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).

Introduction

Month of Giving

This March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is joining forces with more than 120 local charities for the company’s 5th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. Last year’s Month of Giving raised $2.1 million for more than 100 different charities nationwide and this year Jersey Mike’s hope to raise even more.

During the month of March, all are invited to come into their local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and make a donation to that location’s designated charity partner. Charities include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. To date the annual program has raised more than $5 million for these organizations.

The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25 when 100 percent of the day’s sales are donated to the local partner charity. For a list of participating restaurants and for more information on charity partners, please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old. “This year we hope to raise more than $2.5 million to support these local causes so we can bring hope to all those involved with the charities and make a difference in people’s lives.”

“Giving…making a difference in someone’s life” has been the mission of Jersey Mike’s from the beginning. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

Jersey Mike’s believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same, a philosophy that has fueled the sub sandwich chain’s popularity.

Following its successful recipe of deliberate, well-considered expansion, Jersey Mike’s has more than doubled in size in just three years. Last year, Jersey Mike’s opened 155 new locations with unit growth of 20 percent. Started in 1956, the sub chain now has more than 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide.

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 communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).

Charities
Charity Markets Locations Amount Raised
Alabama
Kids to Love Huntsville 1 $3,312
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alabama Opelika 1 $1,313
The Lakeshore Foundation Birmingham 2 $2,330
Arizona
Phoenix Children's Hospital Greater Phoenix Area 21 $68,540
The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children's Tucson 2 $6,591
California
Child Abuse Prevention Council Chico-Redding 2 $7,529
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Greater Bay Area 9 $24,017
Operation Gratitude Greater Los Angeles 92 $396,229
Rady Childrens Hospital - San Diego San Diego 30 $136,430
Steven's Hope for Children Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire 28 $111,738
Colorado
Shiloh House Denver 10 $13,520
Wounded Warrior Project Colorado Springs 4 $12,753
Connecticut
Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer, Inc. Fairfield County 6 $11,108
Take A Vet Fishing Hartford & New Haven 1 $6,585
District of Columbia
Powerful Beyond Measure Washington D.C. 1 $4,717
Florida
Camp Hopetáke - A partnership of Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Fire Local 754 Tampa/St. Petersburg 18 $46,531
Combat Veterans to Careers Lady Lake/Ocala 2 $8,404
Destin Harvest, Inc. Destin 1 $1,348
Food Brings Hope Daytona Beach/Port Orange 3 $9,255
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Ft. Myers/Naples 3 $14,344
HUGZ FROM BUGZ Orlando Area 19 $58,937
Kidz1stFund Tallahassee 5 $11,929
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 4 $15,146
Quantum House W. Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce 14 $73,827
Relay For Life Gainesville 1 $3,467
Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign Jacksonville 8 $25,011
Shriner's Hospital Sarasota/Bradenton 6 $14,519
The Children's Hunger Project Melbourne/Indialantic 4 $18,170
Wounded Warrior Project Pensacola Greater Area 2 $5,033
Georgia
Bert's Big Adventure Atlanta, Opelika 31 $99,921
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia Macon 1 $1,696
Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Augusta 4 $10,746
Iowa
Variety Club Des Moines-Ames 1 $4,876
Illinois
Central Illinois Foodbank Champaign & Springfield - Decatur 1 $3,659
Chicago Blackhawks Charities and Ann and Robert Lurie's Hospital Chicagoland 39 $105,236
Easter Seals Central Illinois Peoria-Bloomington 1 $3,808
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis St. Louis 4 $7,430
The Literacy Council Rockford 2 $10,250
Indiana
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Indianapolis, South Bend-Elkart 5 $10,646
National Kidney Foundation of Indiana Fort Wayne 2 $6,515
Kansas
Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer Topeka Greater Area 1 $10,163
Silverbackks Topeka Greater Area 2 $4,467
Kentucky
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central KY Bowling Green 1 $1,882
Eastern Area Community Ministries Louisville 2 $7,952
Maryland
Autism Delaware Salisbury 2 $8,630
Bethany Christian Services of Maryland and Washington DC Washington D.C. 8 $35,132
Carroll Hospice Baltimore 1 $2,612
Cool Kids Campaign Baltimore 2 $4,969
Western MD/ Eastern Panhandle WV FCA Washington D.C. 1 $6,630
Michigan
Children's Miracle Network at Beaumont Children's Hospital Detroit 15 $51,993
Minnesota
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Mankato 2 $3,373
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Minneapolis-St. Paul 12 $32,235
Missouri
Blue Springs Education Foundation Kansas City 1 $3,669
The Kitchen, Inc. St. Louis 1 $2,522
North Carolina
American Cancer Society - South Atlantic Division Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem 10 $34,807
Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills Fayetteville 1 $4,665
Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County Asheville 5 $10,506
Brigade Boys and Girls Club Wilmington 5 $15,683
James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital Greenville/Spartanburg 13 $38,137
Karen Chandler Trust Fayetteville 4 $13,473
MMIA (Military Missions In Action) Raleigh/Durham 27 $91,103
S.A.F.E. Schools Fund Southside Hampton Roads 1 $6,019
Scotland Cancer Treatment Center through Scotland Memorial Foundation Myrtle Beach Greater Area 2 $26,803
The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council Southside Hampton Roads 1 $4,121
Watauga High School and Hardin Park Elementary Charlotte 1 $2,849
Nebraska
Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln & Hasting Kearny 3 $6,794
Offutt Chief's Group Omaha 1 $2,613
New Hampshire
Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities Keene 1 $2,871
New Jersey
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation South Jersey 4 $10,260
Easter Seals New Jersey North Jersey 8 $21,439
Hugs for Brady Foundation South Jersey 1 $2,459
Hunterdon Behavioral Health North Jersey 1 $6,997
Jordan Road School South Jersey 1 $2,343
Local Schools Ocean/Monmouth 24 $103,373
Ryan's Quest South Jersey 1 $4,418
Warren Township Fire Department North Jersey 1 $2,663
Westfield Area Y North Jersey 1 $2,017
Nevada
St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation Las Vegas 7 $12,444
New York
Boomer Esiason Foundation New York 3 $14,394
Ohio
CancerFree KIDS Cincinnati 15 $58,792
Color Your Corner Cleveland 4 $11,150
Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation Cleveland 3 $9,431
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Columbus 13 $29,931
United Rehabilitation Services Dayton 3 $9,729
Oklahoma
Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) Tulsa 3 $3,573
Regional FoodBank of Oklahoma Oklahoma City 13 $43,330
Sheridan's Sunshine Foundation Wichita Falls & Lawton 1 $3,776
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Lawton Wichita Falls & Lawton 1 $3,017
Oregon
Cascade Youth and Family Center (The LOFT program) Bend 1 $2,442
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Portland 7 $19,892
Pennsylvania
Bear Creek Community Charter School Scranton/Wilkes Barre 1 $3,134
Four Diamonds Altoona/State College 2 $11,025
Mario Lemieux Foundation Pittsburgh 1 $3,524
The Woodlands Foundation Pittsburgh 2 $5,873
Rhode Island
Best Buddies Providence/New Bedford 4 $7,524
South Carolina
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Charlotte 27 $101,102
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Palmetto Health Foundation Columbia 7 $14,098
Greenville Family Partnership Greenville/New Bern/Washington 7 $12,250
Help 4 Kids Myrtle Beach Greater Area 7 $13,378
Windwood Family Services Charleston 11 $70,000
YMCA of Coastal GA Savannah 8 $16,315
Tennessee
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Nashville 27 $67,122
Speedway Children's Charities Tri Cities/TN VA 7 $17,096
West Side YMCA Knoxville 3 $5,159
YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga Chattanooga 2 $7,625
Texas
CASA for Kids of East Texas Tyler/Longview 2 $8,711
Child Advocates Houston 11 $20,199
Children's Miracle Network of Amarillo Amarillo 1 $5,774
Children's Miracle Network, UMC Health System Lubbock 1 $4,840
Feeding Locals Tyler/Longview 1 $2,565
Helping Hand Home For Children Austin 9 $20,804
Hope Pregnancy Centers Waco 1 $5,535
MDA of West Texas Odessa/Midland 2 $9,869
SA Youth San Antonio 5 $11,304
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank Wichita Falls & Lawton 1 $2,720
Wipe Out Kids' Cancer Dallas/Ft. Worth 31 $101,364
Virginia
Boulder Crest Retreat Washington D.C. 17 $44,938
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Richmond/Petersburg 12 $36,616
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Southside Hampton Roads 10 $27,089
Wheels on the James Lynchburg 2 $17,863
Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle/Tacoma 20 $59,656
Wisconsin
Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin Milwaukee 6 $11,286
National
No Kid Hungry National $100,000
GRAND TOTAL RAISED $3,038,320

Charity Quotes

Bethany Christian Services of Maryland and Washington DC

We are thankful for our partnership with Jersey Mike's. Through their support of Bethany Christian Services, families in Maryland and DC will be able to follow their hearts for adoption. Their support and vision will help many children here locally and around the world find a forever family.

Tawnya Brown, Executive Director in MD and DC

Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign

Rotary brings together leaders who step up to take on the toughest challenges, locally and globally. Please join us to finish the fight to end the scourge of polio worldwide.

Percy Rosenbloom, III, District Governor

The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

We are so thankful to have once again the generous support of our local Jersey Mike's stores who have donated over $50,000 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Because of our local business and community support, the Spielman fund at The James is able to make great advances in the fight against breast cancer, while providing excellence in patience care.

Kim Collins, Director of Community Partners Program

Rady Childrens Hospital - San Diego

Rady Children's is proud be Jersey Mike's Subs Partner for Life!Their incredible generosity and leadership each year helps us to find new treatments and cures, train the next generation of physicians and develop the latest technologies to create a healthier future for all children. We are deeply appreciative of the gratitude and support that Jersey Mike's continues to give Rady Children's. Through participation in this campaign, they are helping to ensure that Rady Children's can provide the best possible care for kids.

Mindy Collins, Director of Corporate & Community Development

National Kidney Foundation of Indiana

The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana isexcited tobe a Jersey Mike's Month of Giving Charity Partner. Money raised will support theannual Kidney Walk and KEEP Healthy kidney screening with a missionto prevent kidney and urinary tract disease, improve the health and well-being of individuals and familiesaffected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Janine Moore, Development Director

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation relies on the generosity of its community partners to be able to help people across the country with MS. The foundation is so thankful to once again be partnering with Jersey Mike's and to continue to work towards our vision of empowering those with Multiple Sclerosis. Jersey Mike's efforts to help its local communities is truly inspirational and is an example for all corporations. Thank you, Jersey Mike's, for your selfless compassion, community involvement and support.

Nathalie Sloane

Carroll Hospice

The Carroll Hospice Board of Trustees is so grateful to Nick Sargent and Jersey Mike's Subs, in Mt. Airy, for choosing Carroll Hospice as their charity partner. Carroll Hospice relies heavily on the community's support to continue their great work in providing a special kind of caring and compassionate end-of-life care. Jersey Mike's Subs is an outstanding partner for us and a wonderful example of our generous business community.

R. Wayne Barnes, Board of Trustees Chairman

Phoenix Children's Hospital

We are truly grateful for this valuable partnership with Jersey Mike's Subs. The generosity shown by the Jersey Mike's team and their customers throughout the Month of Giving is incredible and offers critical support to the programs and services we provide to the children of this community and beyond.

Steve Schnall, Senior Vice President

Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation

We are excited to be part of Jersey Mike's Month of Giving this year. 2015 is a big year for Prayers from Maria as we kick our fundraising and awareness efforts into high gear to honor our daughter by funding research that will help treat, prevent and one day cure childhood gliomas. Inclusion in the Jersey Mike's program is a great part of that effort!

Ed McNamara, Co-founder

Brigade Boys and Girls Club

We are honored to be chosen as the charity for Jersey Mike's Month of Giving. The money raised here, stays here in the Wilmington area, helping kids that need us most with after school and summer programs in a safe, educational and positive environment.

Jeff Green, Executive Director