published Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Jersey Mike's Subs opens first of three new local restaurants

2260 Gunbarrel Road
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Jersey Mike’s Subs, a new franchised submarine sandwich shop entering the Chattanooga market, will open the first of at least three new restaurants planned for Chattanooga in the next year.

Ryan Hendrix, a 37-year-old co-owner of four franchised Jersey Mike’s Subs in Charleston, S.C., said today he has moved to Chattanooga to expand the Jersey Mike’s franchise into the Chattanooga area and will open his first new sub outlet next Wednesday in the Overlook shopping center near Gunbarrel and Shallowford Roads. Hendrix's partner for the past five years, Andrew Brooks, will stay in Charleston and oversee those restaurants.

"Chattanooga is a great town and we're excited about expand here," Hendrix said.

Jersey Mike's Subs come in mini, giant and regular sizes. The typical restaurant seats about 30 to 50 persons and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

To mark the grand opening of the first Jersey Mike's Subs, the franchise owners will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 4 to Sunday, June 8 to support Chambliss Center for Children.

The new restaurant, located at 2260 Gunbarrel Road, is circulating 2,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Chambliss Center for Children. To accompany the free sub coupons, Jersey Mike’s is distributing 3,500 flyers that contain various offers. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike’s will donate $2 to Chambliss Center for Children. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible.

"As is the tradition at Jersey Mike’s, our grand opening will commence with a five-day fundraiser to support our community," Hendrix said. "We are thrilled to be working with the Chambliss Center for Children to support its programs, which benefit so many children in our area.”

Jersey Mike's subs is opening other new franchises this year in Nashville and Bristol, Tenn., and the chain expects to have more than 1,000 units nationwide by the end of 2014.

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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