April 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in San Marcos on April 2. Franchise owners Steve Leonard and Fred Downey held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 2 to Sunday, April 6 to support Cancer for College.
The new restaurant, located at 730 Nordahl Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Cancer for College.
Cancer for College was formed in 1993 by Craig Pollard as a senior project while at the USC Business School. Craig was a two-time cancer survivor and witnessed firsthand the financial impact cancer can have on a family and the hope a college education can provide to a survivor.
"I have the privilege of knowing the man behind the cause, the founder of Cancer for College—Craig Pollard," said Leonard. "Craig, a two-time cancer survivor, is not only an incredible mentor and visionary, but he provides resolute inspiration for so many young people with cancer." Steve Leonard and his team have partnered with this worthy cause for all of their previous grand openings.
Leonard and Downey are exemplary Jersey Mike's franchise owners who share the company's commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who are dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike's locations throughout the country have raised nearly $7.5 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 600,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike's now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In just three years, the company has nearly doubled in size.
The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike's fans who crave their subs made Mike's Way® with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature olive oil blend, vinegar and spices. The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses, sliced fresh for each sub sandwich and piled high on in-store baked bread. Everything is quickly made to order for each customer, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike's nearly 60 years ago. The Jersey Mike's experience always includes its trademark neighborly banter served up by a high-energy Jersey Mike's team.
This is the 6th Jersey Mike's location for Steve Leonard and Fred Downey. In August 2010, they opened their first Jersey Mike's location in San Marcos. Leonard and Downey own additional locations in San Diego, Escondido, Temecula, and Poway.
The restaurant's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at
SOURCE Jersey Mike's