ASHLAND — Penn Station East Coast Subs will open a new restaurant Monday, June 20 at 1012 Sugarbush Drive in Ashland. 

The restaurant is owned by Hank Barnard, Brian Bullerman and Steve Pryor. Pryor has worked for Penn Station restaurants for 27 years. Pryor started as a general manager for a multi-unit Penn Station franchisee in Dayton, where he moved up to operations director and vice president of operations. He joined HB3, LLC as managing owner in 2018. This will be the group’s ninth Penn Station restaurant in Northwest Ohio.

“We are excited to bring Penn Station to Ashland,” Pryor said. “Ashland is a great spot for a Penn Station restaurant. Penn Station’s hot and cold sandwiches are made with freshly sliced meats and cheeses, and the fresh ingredients make them stand out against the competition, so we know people will love it.”

Cincinnati-based Penn Station East Coast Subs serves an assortment of hot and cold deli sandwiches, including the chain’s renowned Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich, wraps and salads made to order with high-quality ingredients. 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 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 was also No. 24 on the 2021 Fast Casual Top 100 Mover & Shakers list. 

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