Eat “Mike’s Way”: An Insider’s Guide to Jersey Mike’s Catering
- Jacqueline Raposo
- 3 Min Read
In 1971 at only 17-years-old, a plucky Peter Cancro bought the beloved Jersey Shore deli, Mike’s Subs. Cancro had worked at the beloved twenty-five-year-old shop for three years. He loved chatting up vacationers strolling in from the boardwalk. He loved starting a local’s favorite order as soon as they walked in the door. When he heard his boss was selling, he asked his football coach for a loan. And before he was old enough to vote or handle a meat slicer, Cancro became the owner of what’s now called Jersey Mike’s Subs and Jersey Mike’s Catering.
With over 1,500 stores and counting, Jersey Mike’s catering is one of the fastest-growing franchise corporations in the country in both sales and expansion, as noted by Nation’s Restaurant News. Cancro is still at the helm, infusing his passion into each location and making sure every sub is still made to order and delivered with a smile.
Here’s how to get the most from your first (or next!) Jersey Mike’s Catering order.
This lean, mean menu of sub sandwiches comes fully stacked with flavor.
Bacon is fried up sizzling hot and layered on club sandwiches with shredded lettuce and tomatoes sliced at peak sweetness. Cheese gracefully melts over thinly sliced herbed steak, toasted on Jersey rolls baked fresh daily. And just as they’ve done since 1956, every side of roast beef is cooked, trimmed, and sliced in-house, too.
For a combo beloved since the fifties, try the Jersey Shore Favorite combo of sharp provolone cheese, sweet ham, and spicy cappacuolo (an Italian pork cold cut). The Cancro Special Sub layers roast beef, pepperoni, and provolone. Creamy tuna fish, clubs toasty with that sizzling bacon and crunchy veggies, and a veggie sub bright with vinaigrette make for light options.
How Hungry Are You?
Jersey Mike’s Catering offers a streamlined menu to remove portion-size guesswork. This makes ordering lunch for the office fast and flawless.
For small, focused groups, individual boxed lunches are a sure-fire hit. Your choice of mini or full-size sub bursts with crisp veggies and fillings stuffed to juicy perfection. Fresh bags of salty chips and a cookie to satisfy the sweet tooth seal the deal. Drinks are available to order per box lunch box, too. To allow guests options or for larger events where socializing is encouraged, boxes of assorted subs temp ten individuals by putting all those crispy, creamy, crunchy combos side by side. Bags of chips, assorted cookies, platters of brownies, and additional sodas and water are available as side orders.
The simplicity of the menu makes Jersey Mike’s Catering perfect for focused lunch-and-learn meetings, or casual larger groups. From coast to coast, customers can’t stop raving about how the quality of Jersey Mike’s Catering makes such events run flawlessly. Deliveries come on time, and drivers help set up food when needed. The sleek and colorful design of Mike’s boxes kicks presentation up a notch. Individually wrapped cookies make for easy identification and keeps sweets fresh and super moist. And with plentiful portions across the board, even hearty eaters will finish fully satiated.
Jersey Mike’s Catering doesn’t offer additional deli items like salads or soups. And as the menu does right with high-quality meats, cheeses, and house-made bread, this is not the place to order when you have guests with dietary restrictions like vegan or gluten-free diets.
Otherwise, order hearty and try your sub “Mike’s Way”: douse whatever you order with the olive oil and red wine vinegar that comes with every delivery. It’s a bit of Jersey Shore sunshine, wherever you are!
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