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Valencia resident Kyanna Isaacson, 26, fulfills her longtime dream of owning a Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant today.

She will open her new location at 24453 Magic Mountain Parkway with a free sub fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit WiSH Education Foundation.

Isaacson started working for Jersey Mike’s franchisee Steve Youlios in 2008 when she was just 16 years old, a junior in high school. She learned every facet of the business, rising from crewmember to shift leader to supervisor to store general manager to her current position of operations manager, overseeing five restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“It’s very exciting — and weird — to go from working at Jersey Mike’s at 16 to now being at this place in my career where I own my own shop,” Isaacson said. “It’s exactly where I want to be.”

In 2016, Isaacson was named Manager of the Year by the national sub shop. As part of her prize, Jersey Mike’s Founder Peter Cancro surprised her by presenting her with a franchise.

Jersey Mike's logoThis is part of the company’s STAY program, which stands for Sweat Tears And Years, where hard-working managers can partner with mentors/franchisees to become owners.

Isaacson immediately asked Youlios, named Jersey Mike’s Franchisee of the Year in 2011, to become partners in the new venture.

“I’ve never met anyone that has such genuine enthusiasm and respect for Jersey Mike’s Subs,” Youlios said. “She truly embodies all the qualities that have made Jersey Mike’s such a huge success.”

He added that together they have opened five local stores.

“Without her help and her passion for winning and excellence, our success would have been far more difficult to achieve,” he said. “It is wonderful to have a partner who is honest, who has tremendous energy and enthusiasm, and who has a passion for the Jersey Mike’s product and all that the company stands for.”

Isaacson is holding a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from today through Sunday, Dec. 17, to benefit the WiSH Education Foundation. Specifically, it will raise funds so that the Hart School District libraries can update and replace their books.

Wish Education Foundation logoThe restaurant is circulating 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to the WiSH Foundation. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible.

Isaacson shares Jersey Mike’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and are dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $25 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

This year, the company’s 7th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised more than $5.5 million for nearly 150 charities throughout the country.

“The future of Jersey Mike’s is so exciting to me because the future franchisees are people that have been inspired by Peter and want to continue to expand this company. Steve and I plan on opening a lot more stores,” Isaacson said. “I always want to work at Jersey Mike’s. This is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. This year, Jersey Mike’s was named the country’s fastest-growing Limited Service Chain and fastest-growing sandwich chain in the 2017 Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100.

Jersey Mike’s STAY program provides an opportunity for franchisees to make a difference in their managers’ lives by becoming a mentor. Both manager and mentor have ownership in the new Jersey Mike’s Subs franchise. The program was inspired by a now multi-unit franchisee and her mentor multi-unit franchisee.

The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Contact the location directly at 661-222-9310.

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33 Comments

  1. Very cool! Hard work pays off! Yay for her! 🙌🏻

  2. Wow!!! Good for her!!!! 👍😊

  3. Nada Quinn Nada Quinn says:

    Awesome 👌👌👍👍

  4. Emily Oakes Emily Oakes says:

    Kassandra Isaacson that’s your sister right? Congrats to her!

  5. Awesome story! Show some support for this young business owner 👏🏼

  6. Great job young lady!!

  7. Gail Ortiz Gail Ortiz says:

    Wishing you success. 👍

  8. Congratulations hard work and dedication pays off!! Good luck with your new endeavors. 😊🍀

  9. Elyse Karsik Elyse Karsik says:

    Kyanna Isaacson yay! Congratulations you’re awesome!

  10. Brian Zelmer says:

    Congratulations from Jersey Mike’s In Arlington, Washington.

  11. Stephen M Keeley says:

    I first came across jersey when in California almost 2 years ago.now living back in Delaware there’s a jersey mikes on 896 .which is almost 20 miles away from my house. Still way there tho but need one in North wil.ington somewhere plz

  12. Stephen M Keeley says:

    We desperately need a jersey mikes in North wilmington .you should make that your guys next location .you def be gettin my money

  13. Marty Lillibridge says:

    Congratulations. You a great example of the rewards of hard work.

  14. AJ Yarbrough AJ Yarbrough says:

    Ernest Sayaovong Lee Ryzzy Obnial

  15. Great story! Congratulations! From an inclusion stand point, all Jersey Mike’s in Santa Clarita employ individuals with disabilities and creates a welcoming environment for them. Double win!

  16. Wow!! Talk about commitment, persistence and knowing the value of climbing the career ladder, one step at a time 😀 Very impressive! Never had Jersey Mike’s, but I’ll sure visit her store❣

  17. Congratulations Kyanna Isaacson. Ironic that I stopped in the Bouquet store today and asked Ryan when your store was opening and he said today!! Yay! Can’t wait for Buggle to come home so we can go see it together!! ❤️

  18. That’s such an awesome story!!! Good for that sweet smart girl!!!

  19. Congrats! My son has been trying to get hired there and loves Jersey Mike’s. He went directly there after school. Great story!

  20. Mandy Woodhouse Check this out!!

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