RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled Jersey Shore-style subs, officially opened its doors in Riverside on October 16. Franchise owners Sameh Samaan and Wahid Karas held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 20 to support JFK Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 497 E. Alessandro Boulevard, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to JFK Elementary School.
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.
Samaan and Karas 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.
“It was a combination of Jersey Mike’s high quality product, the in-store experience, and the charitable giving aspect that motivated us to franchise with this brand,” said Samaan. “This will be our first location and we are truly excited to be opening our doors in the Riverside community. Partnering with JFK Elementary School gives us the opportunity to become involved with the community and support young students in the beginning of their educational journey.”
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 first Jersey Mike’s location for Samaan and Karas.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (951) 776-2494.