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What is Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC?

Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC is the franchisor of Lenny's Sub Shop.

 

What is Lenny's Sub Shop?

Lenny's Sub Shop features AWESOME half pound subs with premium meats sliced to order and Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks served hot off the grill.  Lenny's commitment to quality and fast, friendly service has helped Lenny's to become one of the most admired sub sandwich chains.  Lenny's Sub Shop continues expanding with great franchise opportunities still available.  Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks & The Deli Fresh ExperienceTM are why our loyal guests say they prefer a Lenny's sub hands down to our competition. Why? Lenny's puts back what has been missing in the sub sandwich business - More Food, More Taste, More Personality!® For more information, visit www.lennys.com.

 

When was Lenny's founded?

The first Lenny's Sub Shop® opened in 1998 in a suburb of Memphis, TN to satisfy cravings for authentic subs and Philly Cheesesteaks. Though Lenny's Sub Shop® was originally planned as a single unit restaurant, the tremendous reception from guests at the first location prompted rapid growth and the concept soon became franchised. Lenny's, now owned by Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC, continues to expand across the country.

 

Where are Lenny's Sub Shops located?

Lenny's operates about 150 restaurants across the country.  The majority of Lenny's Sub Shop restaurants are independently owned and operated franchises.  Lenny's has granted hundreds of franchises in 18 states including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

 

Where is Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC headquartered?

8295 Tournament Drive, Suite 200

Memphis, TN 38125

Tel: (901) 753-4002

Fax: (901) 753-4395

 

What is the company mission:

More Food, More Taste, More Personality! ®

 


Lenny's History

The creation of a truly great sub is no small feat. At Lenny's we pride ourselves on serving up Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks & the Deli Fresh ExperienceTM. Since the beginning, Lenny's commitment to quality and attention to detail has gone into every restaurant and every sub sandwich.

Lenny Moore, the founder and former owner of Lenny's Sub Shop® opened the first restaurant in 1998 in a suburb of Memphis, TN to satisfy cravings for authentic subs and Philly Cheesesteaks. Though Lenny's Sub Shop® was originally planned as a single unit restaurant, the tremendous reception from guests at the first location prompted rapid growth and the concept soon became franchised. Lenny's, now owned by Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC, continues to expand across the country.

Lenny's is the only place to find Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks & The Deli Fresh ExperienceTM. We slice our meats and cheeses fresh to order and pile them high on fresh baked bread. With about a half pound of meat and cheese on the regular size sub, and about a full pound on the large size sub, Lenny's provides an unmatched value for our guests' hard earned dollars. Our Philly Cheesesteak is cooked fresh to order and is served hot off the grill.

Lenny's commitment to its guests is clear - More Food, More Taste, More Personality®. Our commitment means that substantial portions, quality produce and great customer service can be found in every Lenny's Sub Shop®.

 


Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC Management Biographies

Brent H. Alvord, President

Brent H. Alvord was a key member of the team that acquired Lenny's and has been instrumental in Lenny's rapid growth. He has helped establish the foundations for world class departments in the areas of finance, marketing, operations, purchasing, information technology, restaurant construction, and franchise sales. Alvord has helped sell over 500 restaurants and is also responsible for the creation of a proprietary point of sale software that networks all restaurants to provide business intelligence and marketing information. Prior to Lenny's, Mr. Alvord worked at LNR Properties in Miami Beach, FL, where his duties included planning and strategy, investor and rating agency relations, and work on a variety of complicated financial transactions. Before LNR, Mr. Alvord worked for AOL, where he was involved in the launch and IPO of an international division, and worked on international consolidation and planning, online business intelligence systems, and marketing. Prior to AOL, Mr. Alvord worked at the corporate headquarters for Burger King, where he helped analyze and support all aspects of the company restaurant portfolio. Mr. Alvord began his career in the finance department at Federal Express at its Memphis headquarters. He has a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis. Mr. Alvord and his wife have three children and reside in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Carl Jacobson, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Carl Jacobson is the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC. Mr. Jacobson graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1983, spent four years as a prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, and spent the next 12 years in the private practice of law in Memphis, Tennessee, where he devoted most of his time representing businesses in commercial and employment litigation.

 

In 1999, Mr. Jacobson went in house with one of his clients, Dobbs/Gate Gourmet, as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for the world's second largest airline caterer, where he remained until he joined Lenny's. Mr. Jacobson leads all corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives for Lenny's Franchise Systems, LLC. He provides legal counsel and direction to all levels of management and is involved in negotiating and finalizing various contracts and business transactions. In addition to overseeing the operations of the Legal Department, he oversees the Human Resources, Education & Development, Logistics and Compliance Departments. Mr. Jacobson and his wife have five children and reside in Lakeland, Tennessee.


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