November 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lancaster, CA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Lancaster on November 4. Franchise owners and brothers Bill and Jack Violante held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 4 to Sunday, November 8 to support Special Olympics Southern California.
The new restaurant, located at 1006-A Commerce Center Drive, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Special Olympics Southern California.
“I have always dreamed about owning a restaurant,” said Bill Violante. “When we were children, we used to travel back and forth between California and New York to visit our grandfather who had owned a deli in Brooklyn, NY. His deli was our first inspiration."
"Fast forward to years later when we had our first Jersey Mike’s sub here in California and were blown away by the taste,” said brother Jack. Bill's favorite sub is the #13 the Original Italian and Jack’s is the #2 the Jersey Shore’s Favorite.
“We can’t think of a greater cause to support than Special Olympics,” said Bill Violante. “We have been involved with the Special Olympics for many years at our Palmdale location. If you haven’t donated to Special Olympics in the past, now is the perfect time.”
The Violantes 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. In 2015, for the second year in a row, the company was named the #1 fastest growing chain in the Nation’s Restaurant News 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 2nd Jersey Mike’s location for the Violante brothers. In January 2009, they opened their first Jersey Mike’s location in Palmdale, CA. The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this new location directly at (661) 945-8855.
SOURCE Jersey Mike’s