August 26, 2011 // Franchising.com // San Diego, CA - Please welcome the newest crew in San Diego, CA! Front row left to right: Alexa Blackwood, John Cervantes, Leanna Alomar, Anjoleen San Nicolas, Cathy Brown (franchisee), Kurt Porter, and Sasha Taile. Back row left to right: Jessica Zulauf (asst. manager), Faris Farwell (asst. manager), Michael Giliberto, Jay McCarthy (director of catering and marketing), Stephanie Wunderlin, Rickie Hernandez, Evan Wilkins, John Welch (director of training and operations), Drew Felando, and Carrie Bortolutti (business manager).
Jersey Mike's Subs opened its eighth location in San Diego. Jersey Mike's owner, Cathy Brown, knows the importance of community relations and celebrated her ties with the area during the grand opening on August 17.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 6083 El Cajon Blvd., Campus Plaza Center hosting a 5-day fundraiser from Wednesday, August 17 through Sunday, August 21, with proceeds supporting The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution. Coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers. Proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit the Scholarship Fund.
"The Salvation Army Kroc Center is not only a wonderful health and wellness facility it is also a community within the bigger community, and provides programs that support those in need," said Brown. "The Center benefits everyone and is a perfect match for Jersey Mike's values and spirit of giving."
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service. Its mission is to meet the needs of the community through: boundless opportunity, experiential knowledge, holistic growth, progressive challenge, relevant skill and meaningful success.
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. "This is Cathy Brown's fourth store and we congratulate her on her many contributions to the greater San Diego community," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO.
Cathy's previous involvement with charities, community and family makes her a solid Jersey Mike's franchisee and co-area director. She embodies the spirit of what Jersey Mike's stands for, from integrity to business savvy.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (619) 229-0820.
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.