U.S. Marshals Take Over Jreck Subs, Chain Will Stay OpenPosted: Updated:
We now know more about the future of a popular north country chain of sub shops.
The good news for fans of Jreck Subs is the chain will stay open and operating, at least for the time being.
Even though each Jreck store has its own owner, the overall corporation was operated by Christopher Swartz, who has admitted to federal fraud charges.
Within the last week, U.S. Marshals Service took over the corporation and seized bank accounts. So it wasn't clear what was going to happen to Jreck Subs.
But, in a statement to 7 News, the U.S. Marshals say Peter Whitmore of Watertown, who owns several Jreck stores, will "oversee the business in the interim."
The Marshals Service points out Whitmore already had experience working at the corporate level in Jreck and was willing to take on the job to "help the wider franchise network."
As for the long term plan for Jreck, the Marshals Service says the corporation will be sold.
Jreck Subs was started in 1967 by 5 Carthage teachers on a converted school bus. It grew from there with shops as far away as Plattsburgh and Syracuse.