April 07, 2017 // 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, joined Elara in its One Case • One Meal program for hunger relief again last year. Through the program, Penn Station helped provide 4,638 meals to people struggling with hunger.
One Case • One Meal provides meals in partnership with local food banks to feed people at risk of going hungry. For each case of Elara products purchased by Penn Station, Elara donates the financial equivalent of one meal to the food bank of Penn Station’s choosing. This is Penn Station’s second year participating in the program. In total, Penn Station helped provide 5,679 meals in 2015 and 2016.
“We are thrilled that our purchases helped provide almost 5,000 meals last year through Elara’s program to fight hunger,” said Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station East Coast Subs. “Elara donated to Inter Parish Ministry in Penn Station’s name, and we are honored to help provide meals to this local food bank.”
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 fresh-cut fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made throughout the day and chocolate chunk cookies baked in the restaurant.
Penn Station has more than 310 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. 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 15 to 20 restaurants nationwide in 2017. Penn Station is targeting Kansas City, Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Cleveland and Raleigh. for franchise expansion. For more information, visit www.penn-station.com.
SOURCE Penn Station East Coast Subs