Industry News | October 31, 2013

Penn Station Introduces Chicken Artichoke Sandwich

Penn Station East Coast Subs announced it will offer a Chicken Artichoke sandwich for the first time throughout the month of November. The sandwich features grilled all-white meat, artichoke hearts, Provolone cheese, oregano, Parmesan, mayonnaise, and the option of mushrooms. Starting November 1, the new sandwich will be available with an order of small fries and a regular beverage at all 267 locations nationwide.

“The Grilled Artichoke sandwich is already a customer favorite on our menu, and with the addition of grilled chicken, we know the new Chicken Artichoke sandwich will be a huge hit,” says Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station Inc. “It has really broad customer appeal and will attract both men and women thanks to its flavor combination. It’s also completely unique to us; no one else is doing this kind of sandwich.”

Originally founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1985, Penn Station is a fast-casual restaurant known for its Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub sandwich, served hot and made-to-order on baked French bread. Penn Station serves a variety of hot and cold subs, as well as made-to-order french fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made several times daily, and chocolate chunk cookies baked in the restaurant.

Penn Station has more than 260 restaurants in 13 states including Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company anticipates the opening of 45 in 2014. All but one location is franchised. Markets targeted for growth include Kansas City, Missouri; Richmond, Virginia; Chicago; Detroit; Nashville, Tennessee; and North and South Carolina, as well as a number of other existing markets.