Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, will officially open the doors to its 25th location in the Greater Charlotte area on June 20. Franchise owners Nick Smith and Rodger Blake-Ward will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wed., June 20 to Sun., June 24 to support the Levine Children’s Hospital. The new restaurant, located at 1300 East Boulevard, will circulate 10,000 coupons throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the hospital. Opened in 2007, the Levine Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed children’s facility that combines the medical expertise the community already relies on with a spectacular new state-of-the-art facility. The hospital is designed to care for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families. 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. Nick Smith and Rodger Blake-Ward 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. “We wanted to support a charity that was close to home, and with the Levine Children’s Hospital being right around the corner we definitely accomplished that,” said Blake-Ward. “As business owners, we have a great opportunity to make a difference in our community. We are looking forward to our grand opening fundraiser and the chance to continue giving back with Jersey Mike’s.” 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. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (704) 910-1717. Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 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 www.jerseymikes.com.