JAMES CITY COUNTY — A popular national sandwich chain, Jersey Mike’s Subs, is opening a new location in Lightfoot.
The store, which will be located at 6493 Lightfoot Rd. in the Lightfoot Marketplace shopping center, will be the second such franchise in James City County. The first one opened on Monticello Avenue in April 2016.
Both restaurants are franchised by Martin Anderson of the Atlantic Food Group, LLC. WYDaily reached out to Anderson for details regarding the opening of the newest Jersey Mike’s location, but we have not yet received a response.
According to its website, Atlantic Food Group franchises seventeen Jersey Mike’s restaurants in the Greater Hampton Roads area, with a majority of these stores located on the region’s southside.
The first Jersey Mike’s opened its doors in Point Pleasant, N.J. in 1956 as a sandwich shop that specialized in submarine sandwiches. The restaurant’s owner, Peter Cancro began to franchise his brand in the 1980s and since then more than 2,000 locations have opened up across the country.