Owner 7-Eleven 54th and Figueroa
Mr. Mike Jammu was born in India but immigrated to the United States in 1988. He attended California State University at Northridge. In 1994 he started his first business selling internet service. Then in 1999 he decided to open a Quizno’s Sandwich shop and eventually had 3 Quizno’s simultaneously along with a bulk beverage store. In 2010 he realized that he wanted to open a 7-Eleven convenience market. Unlike other franchise owners, Mike wanted to do something different so he searched high and low and found a location here in South Los Angeles. He sold all of his other businesses and invested all of his life’s savings into his store right here in 77th Division at 54th Street and Figueroa. In fact, Mike opened the first 7-Eleven in South Los Angeles in over 25 years.
When asked why he wanted to open his business in South Los Angeles, he explained that he wanted to open his store in an underserved area to show others that the community deserves a professionally run convenience store, employing local residents. After 2 years of planning and building, Mike opened his doors and has been welcome part of the community ever since. It is not uncommon to visit his store and watch as young and old come into the store to be greeted hand shake and “high-fives.”
Mike has been married for almost 20 years and has 2 boys age 15 and 16. When he is off, he loves spending time with his family by going on family bike rides or playing golf.
Even before he opened his store, Mr. Jammu became a proud member of the 77th Division Community Police Advisory Board in 2010. He has supported programs helping local youth and has been an incredible partner for the Los Angeles Police Department. We are honored to select Mr. Mike Jammu as our, “Community Member of the Month.”