May 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Pomona, CA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Pomona on May 6. Franchise owner Alvaro Garcia, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 6 to Sunday, May 10 to support Diamond Ranch High School, Fremont Academy, Garey High School, Simons Middle School, Diamond Point Elementary, Ranch Hills Elementary School, Decker Elementary School, Philadelphia Elementary School, Vejar Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Alcott Elementary School, Golden Springs Elementary, Pantera Elementary School, Armstrong Elementary School, Lorbeer Middle School, Roosevelt Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Kellogg Polytechnic School, and Washington Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 2071 Rancho Valley Drive, circulated thousands of flyers throughout the community, each containing various offers. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike’s will make a $3 donation to the schools.
"At Jersey Mike’s we believe in becoming a part of the community and pouring into our surrounding neighborhoods,” said Garcia. “We know that our fundraising efforts will affect our city, schools, and children for the next 5, 10, 15, or 20 years. It’s our philosophy that by investing in the future of our students we will not only gain lifelong customers, but more importantly that we will positively impact our youth and their education. We honestly feel that we are changing the world one sub at a time.”
Garcia is an exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owner who shares the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who is dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $13 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company’s 5th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $3 million for 150 local charities throughout the country.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 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 26th Jersey Mike’s location for Alvaro Garcia. In June 2011, he opened his first Jersey Mike’s location in Rancho Cucamonga. Garcia also owns Jersey Mike’s locations in Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, La Verne, Glendora, Upland, Marina del Rey, Long Beach, Culver City, Santa Ana, Santa Monica, San Dimas, Chino, Rosemead, Montebello, Rancho Cucamonga, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Rialto, Fontana and Chino Hills.
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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