May 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Santa Barbara, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Santa Barbara on May 21. Franchise owners Dawn and Troy Robinson held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 21 to Sunday, May 25 to support the Children's Cottage Hospital.
The new restaurant, located at 1213 State Street, circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Children's Cottage Hospital.
"At Jersey Mike's, we have a tradition of partnering with a local charity for our grand opening celebration," said Dawn Robinson. "As we open our doors in Santa Barbara, we will be raising money for the Children's Cottage Hospital. As parents and business owners, Troy and I are committed to caring for our community and we know that every dollar can make a difference in the lives of children who are facing unimaginable challenges."
The Robinsons 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 $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 750,000 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. A 2014 Technomic report ranked Jersey Mike's in the top five fastest-growing restaurant chains with sales above $200 million.
The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike's fans who crave their subs made Mike's Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce and tomatoes – topped off with an exquisite zing of "the juice" – red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Jersey Mike's premium meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot, piled high on in-store baked bread and served up with a helping of neighborly banter from a dedicated and high-energy team.
This is the fourth Jersey Mike's location for the Robinsons. They opened their first Jersey Mike's in Camarillo in 2006. The Robinsons then expanded with two additional locations in Moorpark and Goleta, opened in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
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