Jersey Mike’s sandwich shop will open a location in Westborough

WESTBOROUGH — After opening a Jersey Mike’s Subs store last November at 120 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, owner Tyler Tombs is set to open a second location at 9 West Plaza in Westborough at 1 Oak St. later this month.

With the final touches from inspections to deliveries on track, Tombs said he hopes to stage the store’s grand opening on May 25.

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“I decided to open a second store because Shrewsbury has been so successful and I think there is a ton of potential to bring the Jersey Mike‘s brand and product to a larger part of the central market. Massachusetts,” said Tombs, a graduate of Boston College.

Tombs said he believes there is strong demand in the central Massachusetts market for Jersey Mike’s, due to prominent national marketing and brand recognition over the past two years.

Once the Shrewsbury site opened, the store as well as the brand itself brought in customers to try its products, turning many repeat customers in the process, Tombs said.

The store has also given back to the community since its opening. He raised funds at his grand opening for the athletics department at Shrewsbury High School and also organized various other fundraisers for local community groups.

His biggest fundraiser was during the national Jersey Mike Giving Month campaign in March, Tombs said. The entire chain raised $20 million for the Special Olympics, with the Tombs’ Shrewsbury store raising more than $16,500, including $13,000 during the March 30 Day of Giving event, when 100% of sales went to the Special Olympics.

“With a second location, I will also be able to give my team members growth opportunities to train and develop in leadership roles and really take on the task of mirroring the success we have created together at Shrewsbury in the new Westborough site,” he said. .

The charitable partner for the Westborough store grand opening is the BORO program, which provides transition-related programs for Westborough Public School students ages 18-22 with special needs.

As the grand opening nears, Tombs said its team will also be out in the community handing out “free membership with a $3 donation” cards, where customers will receive a free membership when they donate $3. $3 to the BORO program.