Lenny's News and Interviews

Get to Know Lenny's Sub Shop

October 24, 2008

Lenny's Sub Shop

By Donna Isbell Walker

Sandwich lovers in Memphis and the Midwest may be familiar with Lenny's Sub Shop, but the restaurant chain hasn't been as widely known in this part of the South.

That is changing, since South Carolina's first Lenny's opened in June on Pelham Road.

Greg Helker and his mom, Sondra, were longtime fans of the restaurant when they lived in Memphis.

"We were one of their best customers," Sondra Helker said, so they decided to bring the franchise to Greenville.
The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich ($5.95 to $9.95) is the house specialty, and it's "as close to Philly as you can get without an airplane ticket," Greg Helker said.

The sandwich, available in two sizes, is grilled with onions and cheese and served on a fresh-baked sub roll.

Other grilled sandwiches include the Italian Meatball ($5.75 to $9.75) and the Footlong Hot Dog ($3.95).

Nine varieties of cold subs are available, served in 71/2-inch or 15-inch sizes, and the 15-inch sub includes a pound of meat, Greg Helker said. The Italian Sub ($5.95 to $9.95) is prepared with provolone, two kinds of ham, capicola and Genoa salami, while the Club Sub ($5.95 to $9.95) features provolone, ham, turkey and bacon.

Deli sandwiches are also popular, and the menu includes turkey, ham and homemade chicken and tuna salads.

Hot pepper relish is a signature part of Lenny's sandwiches, served as a topping on cold sandwiches and grilled with the meat on hot sandwiches, and Lenny's serves its own brand of potato chips in several varieties.

And for diners who want a low-carb option, any of the sandwiches can be made into a salad, Sondra Helker said. Dessert choices include several kinds of homemade cookies, including chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin.

Customer service is a priority, Sondra Helker said. "We have no trash cans in here; we clean up after the guests," she said.

Lenny's Sub Shop, 3744 Pelham Road, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The dining room seats 65, and there is patio seating as well. Catering and delivery are available. Call 675-0446.

Contact Lenny's Public Relations:

Jenna Duett
Marketing and PR Manager
(901) 753-4002