MANASQUAN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, asks customers to eat a sub and help a local charity.

This year, the national sub shop chain is joining forces with nearly 150 local charities for the company’s 7th Annual «Month of Giving» fundraising campaign. Last year’s Month of Giving raised more than $4 million for local charities nationwide and this year Jersey Mike’s hopes 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, schools, youth organizations, food banks and more.

The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, «Day of Giving,» on Wednesday, March 29, when Jersey Mike’s will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to fund neighborhood needs. For a list of participating restaurants and for more information on charity partners, please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog/charities.

«I would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to visit Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March, and especially on Day of Giving when 100 percent of sales – every penny – goes to help a great local cause,» said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old.

In each market, restaurant owners selected charities that make a big difference when it comes to supporting local neighborhoods and building a stronger community.

«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 $20 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

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.

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