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Amid rapid expansion, PrimoHoagies ushers in new era of franchise development with new director

Westville-based sandwich chain PrimoHoagies on Tuesday announced it appointed its new director of business development, Lauren Tesche-Johnson.

Tesche-Johnson’s professional experience spans over 20 years across various industries, including finance, beverage distribution and health care technology. In her previous role, she served as the sales director for ThirdWaveRX, a health care cost-savings company.

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Love sandwiches? You'll want to try these 10 best shops across the nation

On any given day, around half of Americans eat a sandwich – sometimes more than one! It's little wonder too, given how endlessly versatile sandwiches are. PB&J, chicken salad, roast beef and Swiss, turkey and avocado, grilled cheese, BLTs, French dips, Reubens: if you can stick it between two slices of bread, chances are that millions of people are taking a bite today.

To find the best and most convenient places to grab a sandwich, 10Best editors and a panel of sandwich experts nominated their top picks for sandwich shops, sub shops, and delis across the country. Then, readers voted for their favorites.

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PrimoHoagies to open 100th store, expand to new state

Fast-growing PrimoHoagies is celebrating two milestones: the opening of its 100th location and its entrance into yet another state.

The Westville-based sandwich chain, which opened six locations in January and February – including one in Allendale – announced March 15 that its 100th store will begin welcoming customers March 21 at 380 Egg Harbor Road in Sewell.

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2023 Power 100: N – Z (updated)

Nicholas Papanier Jr.

PrimoHoagies is on a roll. The Westville-based chain known for its specialty sandwiches made with high-quality meats and cheeses on fresh-baked rolls is continuing to expand across the country, with plans to enter five new markets in 2023. Currently, the 30-year-old business has over 95 franchise locations in seven states (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Carolina) and aims to open 135 new stores this year as part of a larger goal to launch 300 to 350 sites in the next five years.

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Primo Hoagies to give $1K weekly to families in need

As if you needed another reason to love PrimoHoagies, the company is continuing its promise to deliver holiday cheer to families and children in need. Through PrimoCares, the organization is launching its Season of Giving Giveaway. The company will be donating $1,000 to a family in need every Friday from November 4 to December 23.

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PrimoHoagies Plans Huge Expansion in Coming Year

WESTVILLE, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / September 7, 2022 / PrimoHoagies, known for their old-fashioned style Italian specialty sandwiches, has continued their amazing growth by awarding 28 stores in nine states. This fast-growing gourmet sandwich franchise's newest locations include five stores in the New Orleans area and North Carolina and another 11 in Florida. Other locals in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Jersey will also get their hands on delicious sandwiches from PrimoHoagies.

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PrimoHoagies Finishes 2021 with 19 Franchise Agreements

PrimoHoagies, the casual restaurant known for its gourmet hoagies with high-quality meats and cheeses piled high on freshly baked rolls, closed out 2021 with a bang, with 19 new franchise agreements including the brand’s big Texas debut with eight locations signed in that state alone. PrimoHoagies will also continue to expand its presence in Colorado adding five locations, in addition to five new franchises in North Jersey and one in suburban Philadelphia. These signed agreements brought the total number of new secured locations to 61 in 2021.

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PrimoHoagies is Headed to Denver

New Jersey-based PrimoHoagies is coming to Colorado with plans of five new franchise locations in the Denver area through 2022.

PrimoHoagies’ aggressive growth plan helped the sandwich franchise thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic with a 21% increase in sales. “This Colorado debut is just the beginning of a nationwide strategy to bring our signature hoagies to as many future fans as possible,” said PrimoHoagies Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Papanier Jr.

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Hoagie chain to expand to Colorado with 5 locations

A New Jersey-based sandwich chain has announced plans to expand into Colorado.

PrimoHoagies said it has signed new franchise agreements to open five locations in Denver, part of a 18-restaurant expansion that also includes Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Originally founded in South Philadelphia in 1992, PrimoHoagies currently operates locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and South Carolina. PrimoHoagies began to franchise in 1999.

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PrimoHoagies is adding four locations in the region

PrimoHoagies is adding four locations in the region: two in Stroudsburg, one in Warrington, and another in Hackettstown, N.J. The South Jersey-based chain started in Philadelphia in 1992, and its latest expansion takes it to the West for the first time, with five outlets planned in Denver. Primo touts its fresh bread, lean meats, aged cheeses, crisp produce and “secret” spices.

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McCaffery lands PrimoHoagies out of South Philadelphia for The Terminal in the Strip

New sandwich shop follows recent announcement by a Virginia craft brewer as McCaffery works to lease up Strip District terminal redevelopment.

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PrimoHoagies to Open

PrimoHoagies has signed 18 new franchise agreements to open locations across four states, including one in State College.

Established in South Philadelphia in 1992, PrimoHoagies has grown since it began to franchise in 1999. Franchises currently are operating in seven states — Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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Gourmet sandwich chain headed to region as part of latest expansion

PrimoHoagies, a national restaurant chain that originated in Philadelphia in 1992, is coming to Florida after signing deals with franchisees in Gainesville, Tampa and the Villages.

The gourmet sandwich maker’s ambitious expansion will also see it establish new restaurants in Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to a news release. It also operates in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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PrimoHoagies announces Gainesville location

PrimoHoagies plans to open a new store in Gainesville in 2022.

Established in South Philadelphia in 1992, the restaurant known for its gourmet hoagies with meats and cheeses piled high, announced Monday that it has signed 18 new franchise agreements to open locations across four states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

“For Gainesville, the projected opening is in early 2022,” said Katie Kring-Schreifels, with Power Brands Communications, which sent the announcement. “We are currently doing site tours and have a few locations in mind.”

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PrimoHoagies and other new businesses coming to Arena Hub

Three new businesses will likely fill the space in the Arena Hub in Wilkes-Barre Twp. formerly occupied by Pier 1 Imports that closed last year after filing for bankruptcy.

PrimoHoagies announced it will open a new location at 395 Arena Hub Plaza in about 2,000 square feet of the space.

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“I started working at PrimoHoagies in Wildwood Crest and felt like it was the only sandwich shop in New Jersey. To become a franchise owner and make a difference in the community, especially through the pandemic has been unbelievable.” – Pat Gorham, Franchisee
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