May 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Santa Barbara, CA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Santa Barbara on May 6. Franchise owners Dawn and Troy Robinson held a grand opening and fundraiser from Wednesday, May 6 to Sunday, May 10 to support San Marcos High School and Santa Barbara High School.
The new restaurant, located at 3325 State Street, Loreto Plaza, circulated thousands of flyers throughout the community with various offers. For each offer redeemed, Jersey Mike’s will make a $1 donation to San Marcos High School or Santa Barbara High School.
“We are very excited to open our fifth Jersey Mike's location,” said Robinson. “Our tradition at Jersey Mike's is to partner with a local charity for our grand opening during the first five days. We feel that working with Santa Barbara High School and San Marcos High School is a great opportunity to give back to the students in Santa Barbara and support the youth programs.”
The Robinson's history with Jersey Mike's extends much further than 10 years as franchise owners. “My parents were New Jersey natives who moved to California in the 50's,” said Dawn Robinson. “Whenever my family visited New Jersey, they would return with a suitcase they deemed 'The Sub Suitcase' loaded with authentic sub sandwiches from Jersey Mike's original store in Point Pleasant at the Jersey Shore. When I learned a few years ago that the little New Jersey shop had turned into a growing national franchise, I finally gave the 41 year old suitcase a prominent place to rest - in my own Jersey Mike's Subs restaurant in my home town of Camarillo.”
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 $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 fifth Jersey Mike’s location for Dawn and Troy Robinson and their second location in Santa Barbara. In November 2006, the Robinsons opened their first Jersey Mike’s location in Camarillo. They also own Jersey Mike’s locations in Goleta and Moorpark.
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