September 07, 2011 // Franchising.com // West Covina, CA - Please welcome the new team in West Covina, CA! Back row, l to r: Henry Miranda, Christian Chavez, Travis White, Alysa Trejo, Nick Williamson, and Ashley Reynoso Front row, l to r: Regie Cuellar (Managing Director), Jessica Kern, Morgan Barba, Raychel Brady, Isabelle Martinez, Darlene Hernandez, Isabel Gonzalez, and Emily Rhodes
Jersey Mike's Subs officially opened its doors in West Covina. Regie Cuellar, managing director of the West Covina location, knows the importance of community relations and celebrated the restaurants new ties with the area during the grand opening on August 31.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 2536 E. Workman Ave, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wednesday, August 31 through Sunday, September 4, with proceeds supporting South Hills High School and Covina High School. 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.
"It is very refreshing to be part of an organization that promotes being truly involved in the local community. For our Jersey Mike's in West Covina we plan to give back to the community through its high schools," said Cuellar. "Today's youths are tomorrow's future – a worthy investment!" In the spirit of friendly competition, Regie Cuellar has told each high school, "I'm going to contribute an additional $500 to the high school that raises the most during our grand opening."
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. "At Jersey Mike's, we believe businesses reach their potential when they give back to their communities," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO. "We congratulate Regie Cuellar for championing the students of Covina and West Covina and for opening his first Jersey Mike's location."
"Jersey Mike's and its passion for the customer experience is a great fit for my personality," said Cuellar. "Serving people and making them happy has always been a priority for me. I'm driven by great personal customer service, looking people in the eye, building lasting friendships, and truly being involved in the local community."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (626) 938-7000.
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