Zero’s Subs at Valley View Station shopping center (across from Valley View Mall) closed last week, and a new sub shop is set to open there this spring.
Penn Station East Coast Subs is already working on readying the former Zero’s space (near IHOP) for a spring opening, said Paul Marotte, who owns the shopping center. The new sub shop took over Zero’s lease, he said.
The franchisees for Zero’s and Penn Station could not be reached last week.
Penn Station was started in Ohio in 1985 around the idea of creating an “East Coast sub” using fresh ingredients and preparing food in front of customers, according to the company’s website. There are about 220 franchises, according to the website, mostly in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. There are five franchises in Virginia, three in Richmond and two outside of Washington.
You can check out their menu here.
If you’ve been to a Penn Station East Coast sub shop, let us know what you thought of the food.