MANASQUAN, N.J. – This spring, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs is switching to No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) pork products at its more than 1,500 locations across the country.
The company has partnered with Clemens Food Group, the recognized leader in ethical pork production. All of Jerseys Mike’s ham products are Farm Promise® brand and produced from pork that is raised with No Antibiotics Ever, fed a vegetarian diet, housed in open group environments, without the use of gestation crates, never administered growth promotants and with no hormones or steroids.
“We are honored to be the first company of our size to launch NAE pork products nationwide in our restaurants,” said Michael Manzo, Chief Operating Officer, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “This falls in line with our commitment to offering top-quality ingredients and is a follow-up to our switch to antibiotic free turkey in 2017.”
All Jersey Mike’s subs made with ham, prosciuttini, and cappacuolo will now use antibiotic free pork, including the sub chain’s top-sellers: #4 The Number Four (provolone, prosciuttini and cappacuolo), and #5 The Super Sub (Provolone, ham, prosciuttini and cappacuolo). Additionally, the basic kids’ meals will be antibiotic free as well.
According to a 2017 Technomic Inc. Center of the Plate Beef and Pork Consumer Trend Report, 65 percent of consumers prefer proteins from animals raised humanely and 70 percent of shoppers say they are more likely to buy pork if it is labeled antibiotic free.
“All of Jersey Mike’s pork comes from family farms in the United States where farmers care deeply about the welfare of their animals, raising them in a safe, nurturing environment,” said Kiersten Hafer, VP Marketing, Clemens Food Group.
About Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 2,000 locations open and in development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).
About Clemens Food Group
For more than 120 years Clemens Food Group has been the partner of choice for great-quality, ethically-raised pork products. Clemens Food Group is vertically coordinated—farms, food production, transport—to ensure a higher standard of animal care, quality, a consistent product supply and sustainability. As a sixth generation American, family-owned company Clemens Food Group approaches everything they do with a greater sense of purpose and a stronger dedication to creating value for their partners. They are committed to bringing delicious, better-for-you, dependable pork products to the world. For more information, go to www.clemensfoodgroup.com.