Why Penn Station


About Our Deli Franchise Success: Penn Station East Coast Subs Franchise

From our founding in 1985 to becoming the sandwich and deli franchise serving premium grilled subs and fresh-cut fries in over 300 locations today, Penn Station East Coast Subs has set the standard for quality in communities throughout the US.

Our Story: Founding to Franchising

Penn Station East Coast Subs was founded by Jeff Osterfeld in Cincinnati, OH in 1985. Three years later, the brand sold its first franchise location. Jeff knew offering consumers high-quality products, freshly made, would distinguish Penn Station from other subs franchises and establish the brand as an industry leader. He was right. 30 years later, our craveable, award-winning food stands out and consumers taste the difference.

Listen to Jeff’s story on: FROM THE BEGINNING  with Chris Cascella.

Jeff Osterfeld | E8 Part I

Spotify Podcast by Chris Cascella

Jeff Osterfeld | E8 Part II

Spotify Podcast by Chris Cascella

Jeff Osterfeld | E8 Part III

Spotify Podcast by Chris Cascella

Our Success

Today there are more than 300 Penn Station locations, and we have bold plans to expand into many new markets. We think everyone should have the chance to try our handcrafted, high-quality, delicious subs and more. And we want franchisees and restaurant operators as passionate as we are about this mission to join us as we grow.

As the QSR industry continues to grow, we are seeking new franchisees to help expand the Penn Station footprint. Now is the time to become a Penn Station franchisee and invest with the brand named by Nation’s Restaurant News in the Top 200 Restaurant Performance, 2021; and by Restaurant Business, Top 500 Chains, 2021. With abundant available territories, you can take advantage of the prime opportunity to own multiple locations and introduce an innovative classic brand to a host of new consumers in untapped markets.

Contact us today to learn more about how to become a member of the Penn Station family.

exterior of a Penn Station Restaurant
Jeff Osterfeld, Founder and CEO