Jersey Mike’s Subs donates meals to contestants in Rabbit Fest Pageant
Tue, 2016-04-26 06:56 News Staff
By DAVID MORRIS
Jersey Mike’s Subs regional manager Bobby Campbell returned to the Copperas Cove eatery Wednesday to welcome members of the 2015 Rabbit Fest court and set the table for contestants who will all receive a free meal for competing. Participation bags for the annual pageant gifts are valued near $300. Nail packages, flowers, meals, photo sessions and gym memberships are donations from the 2016 sponsors.
“This is just another day for us giving back to the community that supports us,” said Campbell. “We do what we can, and being new to the community we are planning to be fully implemented in the community by years end.”
Campbell, who recently helped open a store in Houston, spends much of the time floating from Temple, College Station, Belton, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove. In March the Cove location offered 50 percent off the whole order for those who attended the Body of Art festival held by the Five Hills Art Guild.
“We have been very busy in Belton and planning our ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce here in Copperas Cove,” said Campbell.
The chamber cut the ribbon Monday, welcoming the franchise that originated in Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1956 and now has more than 1,500 locations open. Campbell, just like Jersey Mike’s CEO Peter Cancro is known to do, jumped behind the counter freshly slicing cheese and meats to fill the orders for the visiting royalty.
At Jersey Mikes, the authentic taste dates back to the 1956 restaurant with sandwiches served Mike’s Way® with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices. All sandwiches are trimmed and cooked right in the store, the bread is fresh-baked each day on the premises.
“Jersey Mike’s gives to give, we give from our heart,” said Campbell. “We don’t try to grow our top line sales just to grow them, we grow our top line sales so that we can give more back to the community. Maybe one day we can fund the full $50,000 in scholarship monies for the pageant as we help make it the biggest and best in the state.”
Registration is open until April 30 at rabbitfestpageant.com and the entire application process is completed online. Reserved floor seating is available for $8 at the May 14 pageant at Lea Ledger Auditorium. All contestants receive one free ticket for a guest. Additional tickets purchased in advanced will be picked up at the WILL CALL window at Lea Ledger Auditorium the day of the pageant beginning at noon. A Paypal receipt is required for ticket pickup. Reserved seating ticket prices will increase to $10 the day of the pageant. Children ages five and younger are admitted at no cost. General Admission tickets for the upper level of the auditorium are $5 each.