Jersey Mike’s Subs is opening in Oro Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 7 — the fourth location for brother and sister team Bob and Rosey Gregory.
And the pair isn’t finished yet. They have three shops coming in 2017, Bob Gregory said, including one in Sierra Vista.
The Jersey Mike’s at 10592 N. Oracle Road at North First Avenue in Oro Valley is distributing 10,000 coupons to local business for free sandwiches to raise funds for Canyon del Oro High School. Coupon holders are asked to donate $2 per sandwich, Gregory said, and some of the money could benefit the school’s orchestra.
The store also is mailing coupons for free sandwiches to Oro Valley residents over the next several weeks, Bob Gregory said.
The Gregorys opened their first Jersey Mike’s franchise in Tucson in 2014, about a year after Gregory sold his 11 Domino’s franchises in the Four Corners region. Gregory, who was based out of Colorado, had been with Domino’s for 32 years, and his sister had been his operations manager. The plan, he said, was to sell the pizza business and retire to warmer climes in Tucson. Then along came Jersey Mike’s.
Instead of retiring, the Gregorys are fully vested in Jersey Mike’s, with plans to open this summer in the Houghton Town Center at 9260 S. Houghton Road in Rita Ranch, and in Sierra Vista. Late next year, Gregory said he expects to open in the Bourn Cos. outdoor shopping center set to go up on Irvington Road, west of Interstate 19. The 58-acre center, near the Tucson Spectrum shopping center, has yet to break ground, although developers said they expect the first phase of what will be 600,000 square feet of retail space to open next fall.
The complete buildout will take 3½ years, according to earlier reports.
The Oro Valley restaurant will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Regular hours will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Jersey Mike’s, launched in its namesake New Jersey in 1956, has 1,500 locations nationwide.
Other Tucson area locations include the Gregorys’ flagship at 3400 E. Speedway; 6501 E. Grant Road, opened a few months later in late 2014; and 5940 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive in Marana, which opened in early January.