2 and a half years ago when I first arrived in Sumter, a coworker comes in with a gigantic sub sandwich that, I'll admit, looked pretty tasty. I look at the bag that this beast of a sub is sliding out of and I say - "I KNOW THAT LOGO... THAT'S JERSEY MIKE'S." It was instantly recognizable from my dayes back home in Jersey. Immediately, I dropped what I was doing to go pick one up.
Much to my pleasure I found that the meat is all freshly sliced and is of the Jersey Mike's brand (the same they use at the original) and the bread is actually imported from Jersey. I get a simple sandwich of Provolone, Salami, Proscuttini (black pepper ham) and boiled ham with not toppings so I can truly sample the taste. Let me tell you... close your eyes, salt the air and you'd swear you were on the Jersey shore again. I was hooked.
With 18 or so varieties to choose from and sizes ranging from Mini to Regular to Giant, you can never be without something to choose. Oh, they have hot sandwiches too that I'll tell you about in just a minute. For the carb-conscious crowed there's a Sub in a Tub which is the insides of the sandwich without the bread or put any combination into a wrap.
For hot sandwiches, there's the Philly Cheesesteak which I was apprehensive to try. No Philly is like a Philly from Philly. Well... Philly look out 'cause this is CLOSE. As close as it gets. Geno's and Pat's would be proud.
No need to go anywhere else for a sub sandwich as long as Jersey Mike's is around.