Jersey Mike’s Subs Opened First Location In Tustin

Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Tustin on May 16.  Franchise owners Hector and Jennifer Haget held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wed., May 16 to Sun., May 20 to support Foothill and Tustin High Schools.

The new restaurant, located at 13681 Newport Ave, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community and to the schools which allowed the coupon holder to receive a “Free Regular” sub with a minimum $1 donation towards their respective school.  To add the element of competition, the school which received the most donations at the end of the five day period was given an additional monetary gift from Jersey Mike’s Tustin.

Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s continued its steady growth in 2011 opening 69 new restaurants throughout the country, a 15 percent increase overall.  The popular sub shop wins best sub awards in virtually every market it enters.

Hector and Jennifer Haget 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.  In 2011, locations throughout the country raised more than $2 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 200,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“It’s always fun to do a grand opening fundraiser for the local schools, especially when we can make it a competition,” said Hector Haget.  “The money we raise will be used to benefit the Associated Student Body at each school and help to sponsor special events and activities.  Partnering with the high schools is a great way to get connected to the community and introduce our brand.  We plan to continue our relationship with these schools and we are excited to be catering a staff luncheon at Foothill High School later this month.”

Passionate Jersey Mike’s fans crave their subs made Mike’s Way with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a signature blend of olive oil, red wine 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 fifth Jersey Mike’s for the Hagets.  They also operate two locations in Lake Forest, one in Mission Viejo and one in Orange which opened just last month.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this store directly at (714) 505-1515.

Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 600 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 East Coast-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