September 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILFORD, OHIO - To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade and fresh-cut fries, is offering a Founder’s Special sandwich.
The Founder’s Special, created by Penn Station Founder and CEO Jeff Osterfeld, is the brand’s signature Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich with extra cheese and a squirt of teriyaki. The sandwich is Osterfeld’s favorite and will be available in all Penn Station restaurants this month to commemorate 30 years in business.
“We want to celebrate 30 years in business in a way our customers can enjoy as well, so we decided to add this special sandwich to the menu in September,” Penn Station President Craig Dunaway said. “The Founder’s Special is a twist on our classic Philadelphia cheesesteak, and we know fans will love it as much as our founder, Jeff, does. In fact, we have only featured the Founder’s Special one other time in our history, and customers have continued to ask for it for years. What better time to reintroduce it than to celebrate our 30th anniversary?”
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 295 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