STORE SPACES

Fast-casual sandwich chain growing fast

BY Marianne Wilson

Jersey Mike’s Subs is on the move.

On the heels of opening more than 170 stores in 2017, the New Jersey-based submarine sandwich chain plans to open 200 new locations, including franchise and corporate, in 2018. The company aims to have more than 2,000 stores open nationwide by 2020.

In addition to continued expansion through franchising, Jersey Mike’s is also placing a focus on its nontraditional development. It is aggressively seeking to expand its presence in in major airports, universities and sporting venues throughout the country.

“Coupled with our strong franchise development pipeline, the exceptional success we experienced in 2017 has positioned Jersey Mike’s for continued growth in 2018, and we look forward to accelerating this momentum and continuing to take the brand to new heights,” said Hoyt Jones, president, Jersey Mike’s, which reported a 6% increase in same-store sales system wide in 2017.

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