July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILFORD, OHIO - Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, will add a fresh grilled bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich to its menu for the month of July.
“While looking at other concepts, we found the bacon to be thin, tasteless and almost more like bacon bits than true bacon,” said Penn Station President Craig Dunaway. “We specifically selected a much thicker cut of bacon – and absorbed the additional cost of it – because we believe customers will recognize and appreciate the difference in quality and taste. During the testing phase for this limited time offer, we rejected numerous bacon samples from our supplier because they didn’t have the taste difference we were seeking. Combine this extra thick bacon with our signature fresh baked bread and high quality iceberg lettuce and roma tomatoes, and we think we have the perfect summer sandwich that will really stand out against other BLTs on the market.”
The BLT sandwich will be available in Penn Station’s usual six-inch, eight-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch sizes. It will be available at all locations in July.
Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, Penn Station serves a variety of grilled and cold deli sandwiches made to order with high-quality ingredients on freshly baked bread. The menu also includes hand-cut fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made throughout the day and chocolate chunk cookies baked in the restaurant. Penn Station was named the best sandwich chain in the Nation’s Restaurant News 2015 Consumer Picks survey.
Penn Station has more than 290 locations in 15 states including Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. All but one location is franchised, and Penn Station has a better-than 99.9 percent success rate with only two store closings over the last 30 years. As a franchisor, Penn Station is known for its outstanding profitability and return on investment.
Projections call for the opening of 30 restaurants nationwide in 2015. Franchise opportunities are available in Kansas City, Richmond, Virginia, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Tennessee and North and South Carolina, as well as a number of other existing markets. For more information, visit www.penn-station.com.
SOURCE Penn Station East Coast Subs