If you ordered a sub sandwich or anything else from Jersey Mike’s last Wednesday then congratulations.  You contributed to a record $21.4 million raised for charity as part of the 13th Annual Month of Giving which culminated on March 29th with the Day of Giving in which 100% of all sales (not just profits) were donated to some 200 local charities across the country.

Here in New Jersey 125 stores, including all those in Monmouth and Ocean County combined for over $1.2 million in sales which will be donated to The Valerie Fund which helps children who are dealing with cancer and blood disorders along with their families.  That donation was the second largest in the Jersey Mike’s system and will clearly make an impact right in our back yard.

Caroline Jones, Senior Vice President, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems and the daughter of founder Peter Cancro said “we are humbled to see how our customers came out in droves to support their local charities.”  Jones who was on the air last week with Shawn & Sue added, “Day of Giving is our busiest day, and we look forward to it all year.  Thank you to our customers, franchise owners, team members and charity partners for making a difference.”

I would like to add a personal thank you to whoever put the grilled portabella mushroom and Swiss cheese sub on the menu…it made for a nice dinner.

With this year’s record-breaking total Jersey Mike’s has raised more than $88 million since the campaign began in 2011.

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