Penn Station East Coast Subs

Penn Station East Coast Subs Plans for Major Expansion

Penn Station East Coast Subs has been strategically signing development deals throughout the country with plans to grow out the business for the first time in major markets such as Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas.

Originally founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1985, Penn Station is an upscale, fast-casual restaurant chain. The company serves a variety of grilled subs, as well as hand-cut, made-to-order french fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made several times daily, and chocolate chunk cookies baked in the restaurant.

Balance of Power

Quick-serve leaders have a lot of their plate, whether it’s finding ways to boost the brand’s growth or looking out for all of the people and operators in their care.

Still, for some CEOs, running the company isn’t the only thing they’re concerned about; they’re also focused on making their own units a success. Often starting as an operator and rising through the ranks, many quick-service executives have an extra stake in their brand by serving as a franchisee.

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.

2013 Best Franchise Deals

It’s back and bigger than ever. Now in its fourth year, our “Best Franchise Deals” report has become the can’t-miss list of top quick-service and fast-casual franchises, assessing factors such as investment-to-sales ratio, marketplace differentiation, corporate support to franchisees, and positive brand momentum.

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When George Michel took the chief executive reins at Boston Market in October 2010, he inherited a concept with a tumultuous 25-year history that included bankruptcy, a headline-grabbing purchase—and subsequent sale—by McDonald’s, uneven numbers, and fading consumer interest.

In no time, though, Michel instituted a number of changes to stabilize Boston Market, including one unusual initiative: making interaction with restaurant guests one of his top priorities. “Being close to the customer is critically important,” he says. “I get to learn what they value, what they appreciate.”

Penn Station East Coast Subs Offers Free Fresh-Cut Fries

As a special thank you to its loyal customers and neighbors, Penn Station East Coast Subs is offering a free small order of its fresh-cut fries to anyone who dines in participating locations on Wednesday, April 24. Penn Station’s fresh-cut fries are a customer favorite, freshly hand-cut from unpeeled Idaho potatoes, which are then cooked to order in cholesterol-free peanut oil.

Penn Station Subs Pulls into the Northern Virginia Station

Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub sandwich served hot and made-to-order on freshly baked French bread, will open its first Northern Virginia restaurant in early February in the Haymarket Village Center.

Penn Station will bring 40 new jobs to Haymarket with this store opening. The owner is Anna Prendergast, whose second Penn Station location is already under construction in Fairfax, Virginia, and will open in March.

Penn Station Honors Top Owners, Operators

Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub sandwich, served hot and made to order on freshly baked French bread, is honoring its exceptional performers for 2012. The top 10 general managers and the top 10 managing owners will attend the annual meeting for a dinner and award presentation.

Penn Station Subs Stays on Growth Path for 2013

Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its legendary Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub Sandwich, served hot and made-to-order on freshly baked French bread, opened 21 restaurants in 2012, with plans to open 40 more next year.

Penn Station entered several new markets this year, including Chattanooga, Tennessee; Columbia, Missouri; Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan.

Penn Station Gets Physical with Athlete of the Month Program

Penn Station East Coast Subs celebrates its 15th anniversary of recognizing student athletes and high schools in the Greater Dayton, Ohio, area.

Penn Station launched the “Athlete of the Month” (PSAM) program to showcase the extraordinary student athletes, scholastic achievement, and good citizenship in Dayton.

Since then, Penn Station East Coast Subs has awarded more than $100,000 in award money and college scholarships. More than 100 students have received “Athlete of the Month” recognition and 14 have been awarded $5,000 college scholarships.