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East Coast Sub Sensation Opens First Location in Van Nuys

Owners Celebrate Grand Opening with Free Subs

January 25, 2013 • Van Nuys, CA.

VAN NUYS, Calif. Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Van Nuys on January 9.  Franchise owners Leonard Babaie and Daniel Markel held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, January 9 to Sunday, January 13 to support St. Francis de Sales Catholic School Scholarship Program, Notre Dame High School Scholarship Program, and Van Nuys High School Athletic Department

The new restaurant, located at 14441 Burbank Boulevard, circulated 9,000 coupons throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to St. Francis de Sales Catholic School Scholarship Program, Notre Dame High School Scholarship Program, and Van Nuys High School Athletic Department.  Each school will be designated 3,000 coupons for donations to their respective programs.

Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011.  The popular sub shop wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

Leonard Babaie and Daniel Markel exemplify 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. Since 2010, locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. 

“At Jersey Mike’s we are committed to making a difference in our communities” said Babaie.  “Working with three local schools for our grand opening fundraiser is a great opportunity to give back to Van Nuys and support student programs.”

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.

This is the 2nd Jersey Mike’s location for Leonard Babaie and the 1st Jersey Mike’s location for Daniel Markel.  In March 2008, Babaie opened his first Jersey Mike’s location in Burbank. 

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at 818-778-6599.

"Jersey Mike’s Subs," "Jersey Mike’s," and "Mike’s Way" are registered trademarks of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc.