In 1975, 17-year-old Peter Cancro bought Mike’s Subs with the financial help of his football coach, Rod Smith, who was also an executive at the local town bank.
Cancro had worked at the New Jersey sub shop for three years. The handshake deal would lead to Cancro building an empire of sandwich stores under the new name Jersey Mike’s Subs.
Now, as the nation faces an unprecedented pandemic, Cancro is giving back in a big way. He is giving managers and assistant managers in his system the chance of a lifetime to own their own Jersey Mike’s Sub shop.
We recently talked to Cancro, as part of an upcoming Extra Serving podcast. Here’s a Zoom chat excerpt, where Cancro talks about the Coach Rod Smith Ownership program.
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