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Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Temecula Location
Owners Celebrate Grand Opening with Free Subs
December 18, 2013 • Temecula, CA
Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, will officially open its doors in Temecula on December 11. Franchise owners Steve Leonard and Fred Downey will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, December 11 to Sunday, December 15 to support Cancer for College.
To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 32068 Temecula Parkway, is hosting a 5-day fundraiser with proceeds supporting Cancer for College. Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution. Ten thousand coupons are being distributed throughout the community. Additional offers will be issued through direct residential mail.
Cancer for College was formed in 1993 by Craig Pollard as a senior project while at the USC Business School. Craig was a two-time cancer survivor and witnessed firsthand the financial impact cancer can have on a family and the hope a college education can provide to a survivor.
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.
Leonard and Downey 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 almost $7 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
“I have the privilege of knowing the man behind the cause, the founder of Cancer for College—Craig Pollard,” said Leonard. “Craig, a two-time cancer survivor, is not only an incredible mentor and visionary, but he provides resolute inspiration for so many young people with cancer.” Steve Leonard and his team have partnered with this worthy cause for all four of their previous grand openings.
Passionate Jersey Mike's fans crave their subs made Mike's Way® with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature olive oil blend, 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 fifth Jersey Mike’s location for Steve Leonard and Fred Downey. In August 2010, they opened their first Jersey Mike’s location in San Marcos. Leonard and Downey are the owners of additional locations in San Diego, Escondido, and Poway.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (951) 303-3600.