B&E Foods, LLC Opening One Restaurant This Year
May 22, 2008 // Franchising.com // Memphis, TN – Lenny's Franchisor, LLC, franchisor of Lenny's Sub Shops, today announced that franchisee group B&E Foods will open one restaurant in Pasco County, Florida. Partners Beth Ann Blankenship and Eric Tolar plan to open their first restaurant in the downtown area and are currently looking for a site.
Beth Ann and Eric, both loyal Lenny's fans, visited the Tampa Lenny's locations at 4050 W. Kennedy and 8225 Park Edge Drive for years and became hooked on the product, particularly the Deluxe Club. Blankenship and Tolar, both in the hospitality industry, were looking for a place to start a career in the restaurant industry and determined that Lenny's was the right choice.
"We got involved with Lenny's because we like the simple concept and the importance of great guest service that Lenny's instills in each restaurant," said Blankenship, who is a native of Pasco County. "We think our restaurants will be successful because we are going to offer something that you can't get anywhere else in Pasco County – a great sub and exceptional guest service in a friendly environment."
Founded in 1998, Lenny's has stayed true to the original values that make it a first-class concept. The emphasis on "More Food, More Taste, More Personality!" traces back to founder Len Moore, who opened the original Lenny's Sub Shop in a suburb of Memphis 10 years ago with one ambition – to create an authentic Philadelphia-style sub shop reminiscent of his early East Coast days. From the beginning, Len focused on building a better sandwich experience by providing special touches that give the QSR a full-service feel. Attentive employees greet guests at the door, provide refills and bus their tables.
At Lenny's, guests won't see a garbage can anywhere in the dining area (there's no need since staff takes care of discarding plates and trash for diners), and the booths, unlike those found at typical sub shop outlets, are oversized and cushioned for added comfort. Meanwhile, the deli cases display the finest quality meat and cheeses and guests enjoy regular sandwiches containing about half a pound of meat and cheese, while the aroma of Philly Cheesesteaks fills the air as they are visibly grilled in a windowed kitchen area.
For more information about Lenny's Sub Shops and our locations, visit www.lennys.com.