Poised for National Expansion, Lee's Hoagie House Opens New Asheville-Area Store

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Brand-new restaurant in Candler, N.C., shows off new store design and on-site bread baking, with company aiming for many more franchises nationwide in the coming years, Lee's Hoagie House reports

"We're happy to announce that our new Candler, N.C., franchise has opened its doors to serve hungry customers from throughout the Asheville area," said Allan Lewin, Chief Executive Officer of the Lee's Hoagie House Franchise Group.

A much anticipated new Lee's Hoagie House Franchise has now opened, and it is only the first of many to come nationwide. Since 1953, Lee's Hoagie House has served the kinds of delicious cheese steaks and hoagies for which Philadelphia is known all over the world. With the recent opening of the latest Lee's Hoagies Franchise in Candler, just outside of Asheville, people throughout Western North Carolina can easily savor those famous flavors themselves.

Hoagie fans are invited to stop by the new Lee's Hoagie House in Candler to experience the commitment to quality that has made the company a Philadelphia tradition for more than sixty years. Entrepreneurs who might like to own a Lee's Franchise themselves can find out more at the company's website, with applications now being accepted for proposed locations.

"We're happy to announce that our new Candler, N.C., franchise has opened its doors to serve hungry customers from throughout the Asheville area," said Allan Lewin, Chief Executive Officer of the Lee's Hoagie House Franchise Group. "Ever since the original Lee's Hoagie House opened in Philadelphia in 1953, the quality of our bread has been a key to our success. We've been working hard for years to develop a system that would allow franchise operators everywhere to recreate that fresh bread in their own communities. As a result, we're now ready to expand and hope to have more franchises open in the future."

A Philadelphia original, the cheese steak sandwich was invented sometime in the 1930s, according to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Lee's Hoagie House got its start in 1953 in a small shop in Philadelphia's beautiful Mt. Airy neighborhood. Serving a wide range of high-quality hoagies, cheesesteaks, and other Philadelphia-area favorites, the company began expanding starting in 1977 with a new regional franchising program.

For years, the company stuck close to its Philadelphia roots, limiting new franchises to the Delaware Valley in order to ensure access to the delicious, fresh-baked bread that is so fundamental to many of its most popular menu items. An intensive collaboration with the renowned Liscio's Bakery of New Jersey, however, has since opened up entirely new possibilities.

The new Asheville-area Lee's Hoagie House in Candler exemplifies the benefits of this partnership and the many other features that make the company's franchise program so appealing and supportive. With par-baked hoagie rolls and other breads from Liscio's Bakery being finished on site, diners in Western North Carolina can experience the same delicious flavors that have made Lee's Hoagie House a Philadelphia favorite for 65 years. "I am very excited to be a part of the wonderful community here in Western NC! I attended high school at Madison High and grew up around Asheville, but I could never find a true Philadelphia Hoagie. That’s why I am absolutely thrilled to finally open an original Philly based Lee's Hoagie House in such awesome part of NC,” said George Hempenstall. Those interested can learn more about the franchise program at the Lee's Hoagie House website.

About Lee's Hoagie House:
A Philadelphia tradition since 1953, Lee's Hoagie House serves up delicious hoagies and cheesesteaks on fresh-baked bread, along with many other favorites.

Media Contact:
Allan Lewin
Lee's Hoagie House
Email: leessouth@aol.com
Website: http://leeshoagiehouse.com

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