Oahu, Hawaii — Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its first restaurant on a military base at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii on December 13, 2017, and plans to open restaurants at two other military installations in 2018.
The 490-square-foot sub shop, located in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service food court, is staffed almost entirely by local residents connected to service members at the installation.
“We are pleased to bring our authentic sub sandwiches to the troops and their families stationed at Schofield Barracks,” says Phil Capozzi, vice president, non-traditional development, Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems, Inc. “We’ve always had an enthusiastic fan base in military towns and being on base is a logical next step.”
The Schofield Barracks location is the 54th Jersey Mike’s restaurant for franchise owner Alvaro Garcia, whose other locations are in California and Hawaii.
By the end of the year, Jersey Mike’s will be available to three branches of the U.S. military: Army, Navy and Marines. In February, Jersey Mike’s plans to open aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., across the street from the Main Exchange complex. Garcia also owns this restaurant.
Later this year, franchise owners Martin Anderson and Clark Stallings plan to open a Jersey Mike’s restaurant on board the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek — Fort Story in Norfolk, Va.
Pictured above: (Left to right): Pini Duverney, Exchange Services business manager; Chris Holifield, Exchange general manager; Jennifer Rangel, Hawaii director of operations, Jersey Mike’s Subs; Jorge Hernandez, Mainland/California director of operations, Jersey Mike’s Subs; and Sandra Hernandez, Jersey Mike’s Subs regional manager.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. For more information, visit www.jerseymikes.com.
SOURCE: Jersey Mike’s