Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds for Two Local High Schools at Grand Opening
March 10, 2011 // Franchising.com // San Diego, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its sixth store in the San Diego area. Jersey Mike's owner Christy Paul knows the importance of community relations and celebrated her new ties with the area during her grand opening on March 9.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 7420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., March 9 through Sun., March 13, with proceeds supporting Clairemont High School and Kearny High School. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution. More than 10,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.
"I used to be a high school teacher before I became a restaurateur and I am very passionate about working with the local high schools near the store," said Ms. Paul. "Both of these schools are great institutions and I look forward to joining them to help area students reach their full potential. To create some friendly competition, we will also contribute an extra $250 to the school that raises the most during the fundraiser."
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. "We congratulate Christy for opening this new restaurant," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems. "Her commitment to the youth of Clairemont is a solid example of our mission to make a difference one sub at a time."
"I first heard of Jersey Mike's Subs from my dad, Mike Paul, a successful San Diego restaurateur for many years," said Ms. Paul. "He started dropping hints that Mike Baker and I and our soon-to-be-born son, Zach, should all move to San Diego and get on board with Jersey Mike's. And so we did just that! Now here we are, living in our cute little duplex in Encinitas, with our 3 and 1/2 month old son, and opening one of the biggest Jersey Mike's at the Clairemont location on March 9th, 2011."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 858-279-6453.
Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 500 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