October 14, 2010 // Franchising.com // Woodland Hills, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its first store in Woodland Hills. Jersey Mike's owners Tom Magglos, Don and Dianne Johnson, along with managing partner Jose Gonzalez know the importance of community relations and celebrated their ties with the area during their grand opening on October 13.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 22649 Ventura Blvd., in the Mayhew Plaza, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., Oct. 13 through Sun., Oct. 17, with proceeds supporting the American Kids Cancer Fund. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 donation. Coupons were distributed throughout the community.
"We are looking forward to assisting the American Kids Cancer Fund. The organization strives to brighten the lives of underprivileged children and their families," said Magglos. "Families of children with cancer go through a very emotional experience and we are passionate about helping them." The American Kids Cancer Fund was founded to create awareness and provide financial assistance to families in need, whose children have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing treatment. "Please come in and join us to support the American Kids Cancer Fund."
Reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike's mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well. "When you are an active contributor in the community it shows," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO. "Tom Magglos and the Johnsons are committed to helping the Woodland Hills community -- we congratulate them on their new store."
Magglos and Don Johnson knew each other through their careers as corporate pilots before deciding to become business partners. They opened their first store in Chatsworth, Calif. last November.
"Jersey Mike's Subs has a great reputation with their friendly staff and quality product," said Magglos. "We knew it would be a good decision to take part in this franchise. Now, with the our second location, we're truly looking forward to becoming members of the Woodland Hills community and introducing Jersey Mike's Subs."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday. You can contact this store directly at (818) 225-7070.
Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 475 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's serves authentic Northeast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago. The company's mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike's can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.