Jersey Mike’s Subs coming to Beachside Del Mar

Jersey Mike’s Subs, the popular fast-casual sub sandwich franchise, will open at Beachside Del Mar in the first quarter of 2015. Located on Del Mar Heights Road near Mango Drive, Beachside Del Mar is currently being remodeled to create an attractive and inviting village atmosphere to shop, dine and work. Jersey Mike’s is the first new tenant to be announced since renovations started earlier this year.

“Jersey Mike’s will be an excellent addition to the Beachside Del Mar lineup,” said Russ Monroe, Donahue Schriber’s Property Manager for Beachside Del Mar. “As part of the renovation, our team is working hard to bring new choices to the center in line with the community’s desires and needs.”

Similar to the company’s previous renovation of the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Donahue Schriber engaged the local community through market surveys and online research to gather feedback about what visitors would like to see at the shopping center. Quality shopping, dining and gathering amenities are planned for Beachside Del Mar without increasing the center’s size or layout.

Franchise owners Cathy and Mike Brown, Carmel Valley residents with more than 30 years as restaurateurs, plan to celebrate the opening of the Beachside Del Mar Jersey Mike’s with a fundraiser to benefit a local charity. The Beachside Del Mar shop, which is the Browns’ sixth Jersey Mike’s, will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in a new space next to Von’s.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing east-coast style subs to Beachside Del Mar,” said Mike. “The location was a natural choice for us because we’ve lived in Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach for the past 25 years. We look forward to opening a Jersey Mike’s in our hometown, and we have no doubt that our store will be embraced by the community.”

Originally called Mike’s Subs, the first Jersey Mike’s Subs shop opened in 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. At the time, Mike’s Subs offered a relatively new item in American society – the submarine sandwich. The shop was a local success and beloved by residents and vacationers of the sea-side town.

In the early 1970s Peter Cancro, the current Chief Executive Officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems Inc., bought the popular shop at the age of 17 and just over a decade later, he began franchising. He changed the name from Mike’s Subs to Jersey Mike’s Subs and today there are more than 1,300 locations open and under development. The authentic taste – served Mike’s Way® with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices – is available nationwide.

Jersey Mike’s Subs uses the highest quality ingredients including certified Angus Beef top rounds that are trimmed and cooked right in the store, premium brand meats and cheeses, and fresh bread baked daily on the premises.

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.

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— Press release