Jersey Mike's Subs will be opening its first store in the Utica area on December 27th.

The new restaurant is located on Commercial Drive in New Hartford.

A grand opening and free sub fundraiser will be held from Wednesday, January 8th to Sunday, January 12th.

7,500 coupons are being circulated throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to support the New Hartford Central School Track and Field Athletic Booster Club.

"We are excited to bring a Jersey Mike's Subs to New Hartford," said General Manager Richard Smith.  "As local residents, we look forward to partnering with the community, serving high quality products and providing excellent top-tier customer service. We are also proud to offer employment opportunities with growth and development, and give back to our partner charities to help make a difference in someone's life."

Started in 1956, Jersey Mike's now has 2,000 restaurants open and under development nationwide