Penn Station East Coast Subs Updates Loyalty Program, Mobile App
New features include photo booth and message center
January 30, 2019 // Franchising.com // MILFORD, OHIO - Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, has updated its mobile app, changing the loyalty program from a “surprise and delight” model to a rewards bank.
In the new loyalty program, customers will receive one lemon for every dollar spent at Penn Station. They will have a lemon bank on their profile where they can see future reward opportunities and how many lemons each reward requires. Customers will be able to redeem their lemons for items like a free fresh-cut fry, hand-squeezed lemonade or six-inch sandwich.
“Our updated loyalty program provides transparency that we think customers will appreciate,” said Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station. “It will allow customers to decide between saving up their lemons for a bigger reward like a sandwich or redeeming smaller rewards like our signature fresh-cut fries or hand-squeezed lemonade more often.”
The updated app allows customers to refer a friend to earn more lemons for the loyalty program. Customers can also earn lemons by submitting their receipt after a visit.
Penn Station also added a photo booth, message center and the ability to repeat an online order to the app. The photo booth has filters and allows users to save photos and upload them to social media, giving customers another chance to interact with the brand socially. The message center allows customers to see any old push notifications to make sure they don’t miss any promotions.
“We are continuing to fine tune our app by adding new features that customers want,” Dunaway said. “This is the biggest change to the app since we added online ordering, and we’re excited for customers to try it out.”
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.
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 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. 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 2018 and one of the Best Franchise Deals by QSR Magazine in 2016 and 2017.
Projections call for the opening of 10 to 15 restaurants nationwide in 2019. Penn Station is targeting Kansas City, Omaha, Charlotte, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Richmond and Raleigh for franchise expansion. For more information, visit www.penn-station.com.
SOURCE Penn Station East Coast Subs
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