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NFL player inks deal to open California sandwich chain's first East Coast shops
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John Miller, a lineman on the Cincinatti Bengals, is joining the list of professional athletes who are also restaurant franchisees.
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The San Francisco-based sandwich chain Ike’s Love & Sandwiches announced this week that it had signed a deal with the 26-year-old Cincinnati Bengal and his father, Johnnie Green, to open the restaurant’s first East Coast locations. The duo will open 10 storefronts in Broward County and Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Miller spent four seasons with the Buffalo Bills before signing with Cincinnati this year. The 6’3”, 315-pound guard is a Florida native.
“My father and I immediately fell in love with Ike’s Love & Sandwiches when we visited its San Francisco location, and we saw a golden opportunity to bring it to our home state of Florida,” Miller said.