Jersey Mike's Goes Pink

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Tallahassee, Florida--

A Tallahassee restaurant is going pink. Jersey Mike's is known for its subs, and now they're hoping to be known for giving back.

A six-month long fundraiser called "Mike's Way to a Cure" is raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation from now until October.

Jersey Mike's will have pink cups, and 70 cents of the purchase goes straight to the foundation.

T-shirts will also be sold with 100 percent of the money going to the cause.

Jeff Whitaker is the General Manager of Jersey Mike's. He said, "My owners were affected by it and everyone seems to know somebody now that's been affected by breast cancer, so Susan G. Komen is pretty much the biggest supporter of it so that's why we're supporting the cause."

The carry-out bags and wrappers may be white now, in a few days the stores will be transitioning to all pink.

In October, Jersey Mike's employees will be capping off the fund raising initiative by participating in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure."

There are 2 Jersey Mike's locations in Tallahassee. The one that we went to for this story was at:

1801 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304


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  • by Suzanne on May 16, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    That is soooo very awesome. There is a group of 4 of us Tallahassians doing the Komen Walk for the Cure in Atlanta, October 21, 22, 23 (60 day/3 mile walk). We'd love to meet with you sometime very soon! Suzanne
  • by judy on May 16, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    Where is this place? Sorry, first time I heard of it.
  • by scoop Location: tallahassee on May 15, 2011 at 07:58 PM
    Great job. New local company helping to do their share. Keep up the good work of giving back.
  • by M. Joey Location: Gainesville, FL on May 15, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    My daughter is now recovering from a double mastectomy. Me and a niece are also breast cancer survivors. Thank you so much for what you are doing to help this cause. May God Richly Bless You and Your Business. M. Joey, Stephanie, and Donita
  • by Laura Location: Quincy, florida on May 15, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    This is awesome. Too bad we do not have more businesses doing the same thing around town.
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