The popular U.S. sub chain Jersey Mike’s Subs is officially expanding across Canada. After only having two locations north of the border, the chain has teamed up with one of Canada’s largest restaurant operators to bring 300 storefronts across the country. Here’s what to know!
Jersey Mike’s Subs is known for its fresh sliced and fresh grilled subs, currently has over 3,000 locations open and in development across the United States.
In an exciting new announcement, the sub chain has teamed up with Redberry Restaurants (think Burger King and Taco Bell brands), with a development agreement to open 300 Jersey Mike’s restaurants across Canada by 2034. This will be a mix of Redberry-owned-and-operated stores and supported franchisee locations.
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“We’re thrilled that Jersey Mike’s entrusted us with bringing their iconic brand to Canada,” said Ken Otto, CEO of Redberry. “We resonated strongly with their culture, product, and mission, and are excited to ‘Make it Happen’ for both Jersey Mike’s and their Canadian fans.”
At the moment, there are two Jersey Mike’s locations in Canada – Kitchener and London, Ontario. Redberry will purchase these locations and open five more in Ontario this year.
As for the other provinces, openings, and timelines have yet to be announced – but rest assured, it’s coming. “In addition to building our own Jersey Mike’s, growth will be accelerated by way of supporting other franchisees to join the Jersey Mike’s story in every province across Canada,” shared Otto.
The chain’s current locations will be remodeled in early 2024 to “reflect Jersey Mike’s new image.”
This is the first major international expansion for Jersey Mike’s Subs in its 68-year history, according to the chain and they’re excited to bring their offerings to more Canadians very soon.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with more information as it becomes available. But for now, get excited because it looks like it’s about to be a great year for Jersey Mike’s Subs.