MANASQUAN, N.J., Feb. 19, 2015 – Jersey Mike’s Subs known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs has awarded 10 restaurants in New England to Mohegan Restaurant (JM Subs), LLC, a business diversification entity of Mohegan Holding Company, LLC, of the Mohegan Tribe. The Tribe plans to open its first two sub shops within the next nine months. The awarded territory covers Rhode Island and the southern section of Worcester County in Massachusetts.
“Through our business diversification efforts, we are focused on economic development for the tribe as well as our local communities,” said Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council. “Our new partnership with Jersey Mike’s, an outstanding company that shares our commitment to being a good neighbor, helps continue our growth in the franchise restaurant industry in order to create jobs for the region and careers for tribal members.”
The tribe established Mohegan Holding Company, LLC, for business diversification in non-gaming areas, and now includes interests in franchise restaurants, sustainable energy resources and manufacturing, and office digital solutions. In November 2014, Mohegan Holdings opened the first of several Smashburger locations planned for southern New England in Waterford, Conn.
“The Mohegan Tribe is completely aligned with our core values to make a difference in someone’s life and we are excited to welcome the tribe to the Jersey Mike’s family,” said Jersey Mike’s President Hoyt Jones. “This partnership is an important step in our strategy to expand and build brand awareness in New England and we are actively looking for real estate in Rhode Island and the Worcester area.”
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. The company was named the #1 fastest growing chain in the Nation’s Restaurant News 2014 Top 100 and continues to win best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.