State’s Oldest Deli Wants to Make Someone’s Super Hero Dreams Come True

In celebration of its 73rd anniversary, Miracle Mile Deli is donating a portion of its proceeds on Tuesday, May 10th to the Colten Cowell Foundation, to fund “Batcave” experiences for special children


Pow! Bam! Kerplunk! On Tuesday, May 10, Valley residents can eat well while helping a great cause, the Colten Cowell Foundation, and its mission to help sick kids feel like super heroes. To celebrate the restaurant’s 73rd anniversary, Miracle Mile Deli, located on 16th Street and Campbell in Central Phoenix, is donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales on Tuesday, May 10, to this incredible nonprofit organization that creates a life changing experience for special children.

“The work done at the Colten Cowell Foundation holds a special place in my heart,” said Josh Garcia, vice president of Miracle Mile Deli. “My daughter enjoyed the super hero experience with the Foundation years ago and still talks about it to this day. To be able to help an acutely ill child forget about their illness – even if it’s for just a few hours – means the world to me and our Miracle Mile Family.”

Garcia is a third-generation operator of his family’s restaurant. Miracle Mile Deli was founded by Garcia’s grandfather, Jack Grodzinsky in 1949. The historic Valley restaurant prides itself on being an integral part of the community, treating customers like family and serving the best pastrami sandwiches in the Southwest. The New York-style delicatessen has been recognized for its award-winning pastrami sandwiches, brisket of beef sandwiches, corned beef sandwiches and other East Coast delicacies.

The Colten Cowell Foundation is a Valley nonprofit organization that makes giving fun and accessible by creating more smiles and laughter for kids and families. Every part of the organization’s crime-fighting experience is tailor-made to make the nominated child feel special. Activities include super hero gadget interaction, one-of-a-kind vehicles to explore and ride, not to mention a tour of a real-life, underground Batcave.

“We designed the Superhero Experience to benefit the entire family,” said Charles Keller, Colten Cowell Foundation chairman and founder. “For the children, they get to forget that they are sick and simply enjoy being a kid. For the parents, this is an evening to momentarily let go of their worries and share pure joy with their children. In the end, memories are all we have, and the best are the ones that we get to share with the people that we love.”

To celebrate 73 years in business, Miracle Mile Deli is offering some special deals:

  • Monday, May 10 is Miracle Mile Deli Day. Celebrate the deli’s 1949 opening with a $19.49 Special. Enjoy a pastrami, brisket or corned beef sandwich with a draft beer or slice of pie for just $19.49. The restaurant will also give away $100.00 gift cards every hour from 12p-7p.

  • May is also Burger Month. Enjoy a different burger each week on special for $11.00. It includes

fries and a dill pickle. See for specific details.

  • From April 25 to June 18, 2022, to honor moms, dads, grads and teachers, buy $100 in Miracle Mile Deli gift cards and choose a bonus gift card free from the board. Bonus gift card are valued at anywhere from $20-$100.

For more information about Miracle Mile Deli, its legacy in the Valley and specials to commemorate the anniversary, visit To learn more about the Colten Cowell Foundation visit

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