On behalf of the college students down the street, THANK YOU for finally opening a Jersey Mike's near Brookdale Community College!

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

This newest Jersey Mike's location in Lincroft Commons on Newman Springs Road opened its doors at 10 am yesterday and the atmosphere was so festive and positive when my son and I walked in for lunch.

It seemed like the entire staff was there to greet us, and everyone behind the counter was so upbeat and happy that we couldn't help but smile and take photos :)

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

We are huge Jersey Mike's fans, and although there are other eateries around, it seemed a shame that these college kids didn't have a quick place to go between classes to grab something 'Mike's Way!'

And they still have their 'now hiring' sign up, in case you know someone who would like to apply for a job there :)

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

And, as Jersey Mike's always does, they are supporting the local community (this week they are collecting donations for CBA, St. Leo's and Lincroft Elementary schools.)

Also, in case you haven't been near the beach over the weekend, I want to welcome Jersey Mike's to Belmar at a location that will be PACKED this summer....they recently opened their doors on the corner of Main St. and Fifth Ave., right next to the drawbridge leading to Avon in the old location of Strollo's. (That Strollo's is now directly across the street from the Jersey Mike's on Main.)

(Jersey Mike's new Belmar location on Main St., photo by Liz Jeressi)