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Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises Funds For Two Local Organizations At Grand Opening

Owners Celebrate with Free Subs

Jersey Mike’s Subs is now open in Pasadena.  Jersey Mike’s owners John Simmons, Kristi Simmons, Allan Simmons and Libby Simmons know the importance of community involvement and celebrated their new ties with the area during their grand opening November 3, 2010.  

To commemorate the event, the new restaurant, located at 1808 122 S. Lake Avenue, hosted a 5-day fundraiser from Wed., Nov 3 through Sun., Nov. 7, with proceeds supporting the neonatal unit of Huntington Hospital and the Pasadena Humane Society.  Anyone who had a fundraising coupon received a free regular size sub with a minimum $1 contribution.  More than 10,000 coupons were distributed throughout the community and in local newspapers.

Through the grand opening of their new restaurant, the Simmons’ will be supporting two non-profit organizations that are based in the Pasadena area: Huntington Hospital Neonatal Unit and the Pasadena Humane Society.  

“Both our son Hunter and daughter Caroline were born at Huntington Hospital. Both were patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.  Hunter had the toughest time and was in serious condition.  Now 20 years later, he is a college football player and 110% healthy.  We believe that Huntington Hospital played an important part in where he is today,” said John Simmons.  

“We also chose the Pasadena Humane Society.  We are all animal lovers and believe in compassionate care for all animals,” said Kristi Simmons. “We are looking forward to celebrating our newest location with our community and invite everyone to come in, and join us to support these two excellent causes.”   

“We are happy to see this franchise team open their second location,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “Certainly, the key to that success has been the Simmons’ support of the community.   We applaud their commitment to giving back.” 

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday–Sunday. You can contact this store directly at (626) 584-7000.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 475 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 www.jerseymikes.com.