It all started in 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Because of its central location on the Jersey Shore, tourists would flock to Point Pleasant to experience the sun, surf, sand, boardwalk, salt water taffy and all the treasures that made up the Jersey Shore experience. Peter Cancro, the founder of Jersey Mike’s Subs, capitalized on the influx of vacationers, visitors and local residents by offering them his unique new product: submarine sandwiches.
That was just the beginning for Jersey Mike’s Subs. More than deliciously fresh sandwiches, what really set Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant apart was the experience he gave his customers. He knew them by name, and they would line up throughout the summer to buy Mike’s sandwiches and enjoy the experience.
Today, Barry and Marlene Kovelesky are the owners of Jersey Mike’s Subs here in Ocala. Barry is originally from New Jersey, and he had an instant connection with the company’s culture and the authentic, freshly sliced sub sandwich.
“In 2013, after trying Jersey Mike’s for the first time, we loved the product and wanted to get involved with the brand,” say Barry and Marlene.
General Manager Megan Stankiewicz was also instantly hooked on the fresh taste of Jersey Mike’s Subs and has been with the company in Ocala since it opened in October 2014. Because of the restaurant’s success, Barry and Marlene are opening Jersey Mike’s in a new location this month in Canopy Oaks Plaza.
“Our goal is dedicated to giving back to the community and making the freshest sub—hot or cold—ecut each time right in front of you and providing a clean and friendly atmosphere to relax,” say Barry and Marlene.
Jersey Mike’s Subs in Ocala has partnered with several organizations and charities in Marion County, including Michelle-O-Gram, the College of Central Florida Men’s Basketball Team and the CF Marlin Swim Club, to name a few.
This month, try a fresh-cut sub and help Jersey Mike’s grow in their new location.
Jersey Mike’s Subs › 8075 SW SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala › (352) 236-6809 › jerseymikes.com