My name is Yvonne (Hernandez) Cullen. BBA ’89 Finance, and together with my husband Steve (Texas Tech Univ alum) we started our Jersey Mike’s Subs franchise 13 years ago. We both had corporate jobs. I was an HR Director and we lived in El Paso, Texas, at the time. I wanted to get back to Austin and we both wanted to work for ourselves. We researched a few concepts and my husband who had been a Jersey Mike’s customer years ago suggested we check into it. We met with the corporate team and we were both impressed. We flew to Ohio so I could try a sub since there weren’t any close by at the time. One bite was all it took and we signed on for 2 stores initially and planned our move to Austin. We now have 6 locations all in the Austin area. It’s been a great experience and I’m thankful for the education and experience I received while at UT.