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Jersey Mike's Subs Raises Funds for UCLA Hunger Project at Grand Opening

Jersey Mike’s Subs will officially open its doors in Westwood next week. Jersey Mike’s owner, Marvin Barsky, knows the importance of community relations and will celebrate his new ties with Southern California when he holds a grand opening on Wed., Jan. 7.

The store, located at 1020 Glendon Ave., is hosting a 5-day fundraiser for UCLA’s Hunger Project in honor of the grand opening. Customers who donate $1 to the Hunger Project will receive a free regular sub through Sun., Jan. 11.

“We may be near the heart of West L.A., but this is a hometown store,” Barsky said. “The fundraiser is to help out our next door neighbor – the Hunger Project at UCLA -- and we invite everyone to come in for a visit and support this student-run organization committed to fighting homelessness and hunger.”

According to Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike’s mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well.

“Hunger Project's collaboration with Jersey Mike's for the grand opening will not only raise money for the funding of future programs around our community but will also allow us to reach out to more people about our cause,” said Jessica Hoang, co-executive director, Hunger Project. “The donations will help us support both an annual Hunger Banquet at UCLA, where individuals will be able to experience the inequality of food distribution around the world, as well as our 3rd Annual Art Exhibit and Auction, benefiting a micro-lending fund.”

Dedicated to fighting hunger, poverty, and homelessness in Los Angeles County since 1987, Hunger Project was the first UCLA student organization focused on aiding the homeless population.

Jersey Mike’s opened its first California restaurant in Camarillo in 2003. Later this month, Jersey Mike’s Subs will open its 30th store in the state.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. You can contact this store directly at (310) 208-3900.

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 www.jerseymikes.com.