Penn Station East Coast Subs Announces Athlete Of The Year Winners
Franchisees award student athletes $50,000 in scholarships
May 24, 2018 // 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 announced the annual winners of its Athlete of the Year program in participating markets. Franchisees in these markets awarded a total of approximately $50,000 in scholarships to the winning student athletes.
“Our franchisees are happy to support local student athletes in their markets,” said Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station East Coast Subs. “This program is a great way to reward students who excel both in the classroom and in high school athletics.”
Twelve markets participated in the Athlete of the Year program for the 2017-2018 school year: Charleston, West Virginia; Forsyth and Peoria, Illinois; Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; South Bend, Indiana; Springfield, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and St. Louis, Missouri.
The franchisees in those markets choose quarterly or monthly winners from submissions. Those winners receive a catered party, Athlete of the Month T-shirt, 100 free sandwich gift certificates to distribute throughout their school and a custom trophy and plaque. One winner is chosen from the monthly or quarterly winners to receive a scholarship at the end of the year.
About Penn Station East Coast Subs
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 315 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 and 2017.
Projections call for the opening of approximately 15 restaurants nationwide in 2018. 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