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Jersey Mike's franchisee opens 3rd store in Moyock

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Customers attend the grand opening of the new Jersey Mike's sub sandwich deli in Moyock, Thursday. The store opened in October but a Currituck Chamber of Commerce-sponsored ribbon-cutting was held Thursday.

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By William F. West
Staff Writer

Sunday, December 17, 2017

MOYOCK — The operator of the Jersey Mike’s in Elizabeth City says Currituck residents like his sub sandwich deli so much, he decided to open his third shop there.

“They would drive from Moyock to Elizabeth City on pretty regular occasions — and they were always asking, ‘When are you coming to Moyock? We're tired of driving,’” Shaun Hayman said last week.

Hayman decided to give his Moyock customers want they wanted: he opened a Jersey Mike’s in the Moyock Commons shopping center in October. Last week, the Currituck Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event for the store.

Of course, having a store just off Caratoke Highway, close enough to take advantage of beach-bound traffic during the summer, was another reason to open a Jersey Mike’s in Moyock. An N.C. Department of Transportation traffic count for 2016 showed an average of 22,000 vehicles a day travel Caratoke Highway near the Moyock Jersey Mike’s.

“We felt like it’s a growing area — and I felt like that we could fill a void up there that would be very well received. And it has been so far,” Hayman said.

Jersey Mike’s subs feature a range of meats and cheeses on in-store baked bread. Besides the traditional sandwich fixings, the restaurant offers a signature blend of olive oil and red wine vinegar. 

Hayman said the Philly cheesesteak has been a popular menu item at the Moyock Jersey Mike’s, which employs approximately 16 workers and has seating for 34 customers.

“The customers have been awesome,” Hayman said. “It has been a great experience so far.”

Hayman, the franchisee for Jersey Mike’s in Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck and Dare counties, opened his Elizabeth City store at the Shoppes at Tanglewood more than four years ago. He also operates a Jersey Mike’s in Nags Head and is negotiating to open a fourth store in Southern Shores.

Asked what has been the secret to his business’ success, Hayman said, “Good food and good customer service is what we really focus on.”

The Jersey Mike’s in Moyock is located at 102-D Moyock Commons Drive and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jersey Mike’s phone number in Moyock is 435-0670.

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