Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast casual franchise known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade and fresh-cut fries, announced the addition of Mike Bradford as Director of Real Estate, Development and Construction. Bradford will be responsible for real estate site selection, store construction tracking and remodels.
“Penn Station is committing to growth in 2021, and bringing Mike on board will help facilitate that,” says Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station. “His experience helping franchisees with site selection and restaurant design and development will be helpful for new and existing franchisees. We are building a new development team that will be able to take Penn Station to the next level after more than 35 successful years in business.”
Bradford worked at Papa John’s International for the last 22 years. Most recently he was Director of Franchise Real Estate and Development, where he consulted with and guided franchisees in the development and construction process of new restaurants.
“I’m very excited to take my experience working with franchisees to develop restaurants in the pizza industry and apply that knowledge to helping Penn Station franchisees grow in the sandwich category,” Bradford says. “I also really like the relatively small footprint and operational efficiency of a typical Penn Station restaurant, which is approximately 1,500 square feet.”
Penn Station will strategically focus on building out available territories throughout the Midwest, specifically targeting Kansas City, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; Cleveland, Canton, Akron and Youngstown, Ohio; and Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina.