Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds For South Bay Children's Health Center At Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate With Free Subs

Jersey Mike’s Subs will officially open its doors in South Bay this week on the Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach border.  Jersey Mike’s owners Garen Khodaverdian and Artie Maidman know the importance of community relations and will celebrate their ties with South Bay as part of their grand opening on Wed., March 18.  

To commemorate the grand opening, the new restaurant, located at 5342 West Rosecrans Ave., is hosting a 5-day fundraiser to benefit The South Bay Children’s Health Center.  Anyone who has a fundraising coupon can get a free regular sub for a $1 donation from Wed., March 18 through Sun., March 22.  Coupons are being distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.

“It’s been very exciting to become part of this community and we wanted to show our appreciation by supporting this great organization that helps out so many kids in this area,” said Khodaverdian.  “We encourage everyone to come out for a free sub to support the South Bay Children’s Health Center.”

With his own entrepreneurial spirit and the mentoring of people like Maidman, Khodaverdian (27) worked his way up from an hourly employee at a Jersey Mike’s in Ventura (to which he commuted 50 miles every day from Glendale).  

“Garen immediately understood the Jersey Mike’s way,” said Maidman.  “He works hard and loves interacting with his customers – he gets that customer service includes community involvement, that you have to put yourself out there before you can expect anything to come back to you.  I’m excited to be partnering with him and watching him take it to the next level.”

According to Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, reaching out to the community and mentoring are key components of Jersey Mike’s mission. 

“Artie and Garen exemplify our core business philosophy,” said Cancro. “I congratulate them on this new store and applaud them for their commitment to the community.”

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store at (310) 643-7272.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 400 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 Northeast 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