Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Riverside on May 21. Franchise owners Sameh Samaan and Wahid Karas held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, May 21 to Sunday, May 25 to support the University of California (UC), Riverside.
The new restaurant, located at 1201 University Avenue, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to UC Riverside.
“We are proud to support UC Riverside for our grand opening fundraiser,” said Samaan. “This new location is a great opportunity to for us to grow the Jersey Mike’s brand and make a difference in our community. Riverside has really welcomed Jersey Mike’s with open arms and we can’t wait to open our second location here.”
Samaan and Karas are exemplary Jersey Mike’s 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, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 750,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,300 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In just three years, the company has nearly doubled in size. A 2014 Technomic report ranked Jersey Mike’s in the top five fastest-growing restaurant chains with sales above $200 million.
The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike’s fans who crave their subs made Mike’s Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce and tomatoes – topped off with an exquisite zing of “the juice” – red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Jersey Mike’s premium meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot, piled high on in-store baked bread and served up with a helping of neighborly banter from a dedicated and high-energy team.
This is the second Jersey Mike’s location for Samaan and Karas. In October 2013, they opened their first location in Riverside at 497 E. Alessandro Boulevard.
The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at (951) 289-9541.