July 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // San Diego, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs opened its seventh store in the San Diego area. This is storeowner Steven Leonard's second store. He has been co-area director for Jersey Mike's since 2009 when it first opened in the greater San Diego area.
Leonard celebrated the store's grand opening on July 13 with a 5-day free sub fundraiser. The proceeds supported Cancer for College. Anyone with 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.
Grand Opening: Wed., July 13, 2011
Free Sub Fundraiser: Wed., July 13, 2011 through Sun., July 17, 2011
15805 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego
Phone: (858) 675-1411
Store hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week
"One of the best qualities about Jersey Mike's is its commitment to giving back to the community," said Leonard. "To be able to give the college dream to a cancer survivor is an incredible feeling."
The mission of Cancer for College is to give hope and inspiration to cancer survivors and amputees by presenting college scholarships. The charity has provided over $750,000 in scholarships.
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 East Coast-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.