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Jersey Mike’s Subs Opens To A Line
Out The Door At Douglas Park On Lakewood

By Samantha Mehlinger - Staff Writer

October 8, 2013 – Customers were lined up out the door to grab a bite at Jersey Mike’s Subs on opening day, October 2. The quick-service restaurant, known for its New Jersey-style submarine sandwiches, is the second dining establishment at Douglas Park.

Jersey Mike’s, according to a press release, uses in-store baked breads and freshly sliced meats and cheeses on all of its made-to-order subs. Founded at the New Jersey shore in 1956, the chain now has more than 750 locations nationwide, three of which are in Long Beach.

Alvaro Garcia, franchise owner, owns and operates 14 Jersey Mike’s locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. He used the grand opening of the Douglas Park location as an opportunity to give back to the community. From October 2-6, the new location circulated 2,000 coupons offering discounted subs for a minimum $1 contribution. Proceeds benefitted four local schools, including Mark Twain Elementary, Carver Elementary, Emerson Parkside Elementary and Marshall Academy of the Arts.\

Jersey Mike's Subs - Alvaro Garcia

Alvaro Garcia, the franchise owner of a new Jersey Mike’s Subs
on Lakewood Boulevard at Douglas Park, serves up a foot-long sandwich on opening day.
This is Garcia’s 14th Jersey Mike’s franchise, including two others in Long Beach.
(Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

“Working with four of the local schools for our grand opening fundraiser is an opportunity to raise money for student programs and invite customers to try Jersey Mike’s highly authentic product,” Garcia said in a statement. Nationwide, the Jersey Mike’s chain has raised nearly $7 million for charities since 2010.

The location at 3821 Lakewood Blvd. is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 562/429-2888 or visit www.jerseymikes.com.