New sub chain restaurant coming to area

Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 20:34


BRISTOL - The property owners at Bristol Plaza have confirmed that a Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming to the city in the near future.

An exact timetable has not yet been provided, said Wendy Goldstein Pierce, a spokesperson for Federal Reality, the company that owns Bristol Plaza. Goldstein Pierce confirmed the franchise will be coming to the plaza at 641 Farmington Ave. Attempts are being made to contact the franchisee, whom Goldstein Pierce confirmed is Fran McCormack.

According to, Jersey Mike’s Subs offers hot and cold subs, kids’ meals, sides, drinks, desserts, breakfast and catering. The subs are made with “the juice” - a red wine vinegar and olive oil blend. They also use produce that is grown, packed and shipped locally where available.

Meats and cheeses will be sliced in front of customers and bread will be baked in-store each day.

Additionally, the franchise is known for charitable giving. With each store opening, Jersey Mike’s partners with a local charity. In March, customers are invited to come in and donate to the local charity partner. The month will culminate with a “Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving” on the last Wednesday in March, where 100% of sales will support the partner charity. These efforts have raised a combined $40 million since 2010, according to their website.

Jersey Mike’s also celebrates a “Christmas in July” fundraiser campaign for Wreaths Across American from June 27 through July 11. During this time, they collect donations for the nonprofit organization, which lays thousands of wreaths on veterans’ graves during the Christmas season, according to their website.

Jersey Mike’s was originally founded as Mike’s Subs in 1956 at Point Pleasant, N.J. In 1971, it was purchased by Peter Cancro, who started working for the founder when he was 14 and, after overhearing that he planned to sell it, offered to purchase the store at age 17. Today, Cancro is the CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems Inc., which oversees more than 2,000 locations that are open or under development, according to the Jersey Mike’s website.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, General News on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 20:34. Updated: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 20:36.