Fast-casual sandwich chain to debut in Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade and fresh-cut fries, will open its first location in Clarksville next month at 110 Needmore Road.
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.
This will be the first Penn Station restaurant in Clarksville. Franchisee Jeremy Lancaster plans to open at least one more restaurant in the area. He is targeting the Gate Four area at Fort Campbell for a second location.
“We are thrilled to bring Penn Station Subs to Clarksville,” Lancaster said. “We own two restaurants in Bowling Green that are doing really well, and we think Clarksville will enjoy our grilled subs and fresh-cut fries as much as Bowling Green has.”
Lancaster got his start in the restaurant industry at Applebee’s as a server during college. He decided he liked the restaurant industry and worked his way up to general manager there and then at Buffalo Wild Wings. In 2004, he became general manager of a Penn Station restaurant in Louisville. When a frequent customer of his decided to invest in a Penn Station franchise, Lancaster partnered with him as managing owner.
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 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 295 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.