February 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palm Desert, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Palm Desert on February 4. Franchise owners Sam Samaan and Wahid Karas held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, February 4 to Sunday, February 8 to support Washington Charter Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 72393 Highway 111, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Washington Charter Elementary School.
"We are proud to support Washington Charter Elementary School during our grand opening fundraiser," said Samaan. "Opening this new Palm Desert location is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community and support student programs and activities. We're very excited to begin serving the authentic Jersey Mike's experience here in Palm Desert."
Samaan and Karas are exemplary Jersey Mike's franchise owner 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 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. Currently, Jersey Mike's franchisees throughout the nation are gearing up for the 5th Annual Jersey Mike's Month of Giving in March. Last year, $2.1 million was raised for more than 100 different charities nationwide.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike's now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. The company was named the #1 fastest growing chain in the Nation's Restaurant News 2014 Top 100 and continues to win best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.
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 third Jersey Mike's location for the Samaan and Karas, who also own two locations in Riverside.
The restaurant's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at
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