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Carmel Valley Resident Opens Her 5th Jersey Mike's Location

Owner Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Subs

October 17, 2012 • San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  – Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in the Rancho Penasquitos community of San Diego on September 26.  Franchise owner Cathy Brown of Carmel Valley, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 26 to Friday, October 5 to support Mt. Carmel High School and Black Mountain Middle School.

This is Brown’s 5th location.  In addition to being a franchise owner, she is a Jersey Mike’s area director, responsible for growth and development in San Diego.  Under her leadership, with this new restaurant, there are 14 Jersey Mike’s open in San Diego, with several more scheduled to open this year.  Her area boasts the #1 store, based on sales, in the country.

The new restaurant, located at 13173 - 6 Black Mountain Road, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Mt. Carmel High School and Black Mountain Middle School.  Valid from Sept. 26 through Sept. 30, there were 5,000 coupons to benefit Mt. Carmel High School, and from Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, were 2,500 coupons valid to benefit Black Mountain Middle School.

“We wanted to get involved with the community immediately starting with our grand opening which is why we chose to partner with two local schools,” said Brown, who brings her prior experience as a rocket scientist, a high school math teacher and an active community service volunteer to her role at Jersey Mike’s.  “We are looking forward to becoming a part of this community and working with the many families who live here.”

Brown exemplifies Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects 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.  In 2011, locations throughout the country raised more than $2 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 200,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way™ with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices.  The company uses only private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sub sandwich and piled high on in-store baked bread.  Everything is quickly made to order for each customer, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike's more than fifty years ago.  The Jersey Mike’s experience always includes its trademark neighborly banter served up by a high-energy Jersey Mike’s team. The popular sub shop wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

In August 2009, Brown opened the first Jersey Mike’s location in San Diego County in Mission Valley.  She is the owner of three additional locations in Mira Mesa, Point Loma and the San Diego State area.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 858-484-0222.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support.  Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago.  The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at

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