Penn Station East Coast Subs Donates More Than $150,000 To Local Down Syndrome Organizations
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Penn Station East Coast Subs Donates More Than $150,000 To Local Down Syndrome Organizations

Penn Station, Inc. also donates $60,000 to the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network

April 01, 2022 // // MILFORD, OHIO - Penn Station East Coast Subs has raised more than $150,000 for Down syndrome organizations across the Midwest in its third annual systemwide roundup campaign. Additionally, Penn Station, Inc. will once again donate $60,000 to the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.

From March 1 to March 21, customers were able to roundup their change or dollars as a donation to their local Down syndrome organization. By contributing $2 or more, each customer received an offer for a free sub with the purchase of any sized sub, on their next returning visit.

“We have raised more than $450,000 for local Down syndrome organizations across the country in the last three years with our roundup campaign and Penn Station, Inc has contributed more than $170,000 during that same time frame,” said Craig Dunaway, COO of Penn Station East Coast Subs. “The local Down syndrome organizations are able to provide much needed support to their communities with these funds, so we are thrilled by the generosity of our customers to help them do so. We’re also happy to fund the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) and the work they do again.”

The NDSAN provides a safe place for expectant parents to process their emotions related to their child’s diagnosis. Local Down syndrome organizations utilize contributions and funds to provide a wide variety of ongoing programs and support services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Penn Station Founder and CEO Jeff Osterfeld has several close friends with children with Down syndrome and has been a supporter of these organizations for more than 25 years, and several Penn Station franchisees and their families are impacted by relatives, friends and direct family members who have Down syndrome.

About Penn Station East Coast Subs

Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985 by Jeff Osterfeld, Penn Station serves an assortment of fresh-grilled and cold deli sandwiches, wraps and salads made to order with high-quality ingredients. The menu also includes fresh-cut fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made throughout the day and fresh-baked chocolate chunk cookies baked in the restaurant.

After graduating from Miami University, Osterfeld opened “Jeffrey’s Delicatessen” in 1983 at a mall in Dayton, Ohio. During a trip to Philadelphia to research the East Coast version of the sub sandwich, Osterfeld realized the popularity of that city’s famous cheesesteak sandwiches and began selling a similar version at his restaurant that quickly became a customer favorite. He opened the first Penn Station in Cincinnati in 1985 with four sandwiches on the menu, all prepared to order directly in front of the customer, along with fresh-cut French fries and hand-squeezed lemonade.

Penn Station has more than 310 locations in 15 states including Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Penn Station has been consistently included on the Training Magazine’s Top 100, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Franchise Times Franchise 200+, Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200 and Restaurant Business/Technomic Top 500 Chain lists. Penn Station has also been named a Top 100 Mover & Shaker by Fast Casual; a Top 30 Food Franchise, Most Profitable Franchise and Top Multi-Unit Franchise by Franchise Business Review; one of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains by Newsweek; and one of Consumers’ Most Beloved Brands by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2021.

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