With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and love of the food service industry, Brian Allen worked his way up through the ranks. After spending five years as an assistant manager at a local Florida restaurant and another two and a half years working as a service manager at Chili’s, he decided to break into the business for himself.
Allen researched numerous restaurant franchising opportunities before ultimately deciding to open a Lennys Grill & Subs. While he liked the idea of owning and operating a simple sandwich concept, he says he knew the brand was the right fit after trying its best-selling Philly Cheesesteak sub.
“I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to do something, you need to do it right. And that’s exactly what Lennys brings to the table. They go above and beyond when it comes to the quality of their products—Lennys sandwiches are better than any other competing brand out there,” said Allen. “Every sub that we serve is fresh and made-to-order. But that doesn’t mean our customers have to wait a long time to get their food—we aim to have our sandwiches on the table a few minutes after an order is placed.”
Allen’s first Lennys Grill & Subs franchise is now open for business in Cape Coral, Florida. He worked with the brand throughout the entire grand opening process—Lennys’ corporate team offered guidance and support from site selection all the way through to local marketing efforts.
Allen is already seeing success by following Lennys Grill & Subs’ proven business model. “Even though we just opened up in Cape Coral, I’m already looking forward to expanding. My goal is to ultimately have five or six locations across Southwest Florida,” said Allen. “The opportunity for growth is here—there’s a real demand for the top quality sandwiches that Lennys offers across the state. As soon as customers try their first sub, they’re hooked. That’s why I’m confident I’ll experience success as a multi-unit owner.”