The Power List 2017: Peter Cancro

January 24, 2017

In recent years, Jersey Mike’s Subs has grown from a small regional sandwich chain to a genuine force in the restaurant world, and that in no small part is due to the leadership of CEO Peter Cancro.

Cancro has spent his entire career at the chain, having bought the original Mike’s Subs in Point Pleasant, N.J., in 1975 at age 17, four years after he started working there.

Now Jersey Mike’s, as he renamed it, is one of the country’s 100 largest chains in terms of annual domestic sales, at $675 million from 1,048 locations in 2015. It has been