October 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // MILFORD, OHIO - 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, has added two new employees to its corporate headquarters.
Brian Minning has joined Penn Station, Inc. as a financial analyst. Minning comes from Thinkware, Inc., where he provided application support. He previously worked as an IT cost analyst, construction accounting specialist, senior accounting specialist and accounting specialist for Applesauce, Inc. Minning has an accounting degree from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. Minning’s role will be to assist Penn Station, Inc. as the franchisor in helping maximize the franchisee’s return on investment.
Sarah Baker has joined Penn Station, Inc. in the dual roles of joint construction and operator departmental administrator and marketing coordinator. She most recently worked at Herrmann Services as a marketing manager, and as director of marketing for a large Papa John’s franchisee. She has also been a staff writer, content specialist and editor for Elevati. Baker has a degree in general studies and fine art photography from Miami University and a degree in technical management with business/marketing concentration from DeVry University.
“We’re excited to expand our corporate team,” said Penn Station President Craig Dunaway. “Brian and Sarah will help Penn Station serve our franchisees and help Penn Station continue to grow. They are great additions to the team and we know they’ll succeed in these new positions.”
Cincinnati-based Penn Station East Coast Subs features grilled sub sandwiches – including the chain’s renowned Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich – and cold deli sandwiches made to order with high-quality ingredients on hearth-baked bread. The menu also includes fresh-cut fries, hand-squeezed lemonade and chocolate chunk cookies baked daily in the restaurant. Penn Station offers eat-in dining, carry out and catering.
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 300 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. Penn Station was named one of the Best Franchises to Buy by Forbes in 2016 and one of the Best Franchise Deals by QSR Magazine in 2016.
Projections call for the opening of 20 restaurants nationwide in 2016. Penn Station is targeting Kansas City, Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Virginia and Dallas for franchise expansion. For more information, visit www.penn-station.com.
SOURCE Penn Station East Coast Subs