Penn Station East Coast Subs will open its first Northern Virginia restaurant in February at 6424 Trading Square in the Haymarket Village Center. The restaurant, under the ownership of former TV reporter Anna Prendergast, will bring about 40 new jobs to Haymarket.

“I went into television news straight out of college,” Prendergast said. “I moved every two years and even covered the war in Iraq. I was introduced to Penn Station East Coast Subs while working in Louisville, Ky. Once I tried it, I was hooked and I knew it would do really well in Northern Virginia. Northern Virginia is filled with restaurants, but it was missing a great sub sandwich shop.”

Penn Station has more than 250 restaurants in 13 states including Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. All but one location is franchised. Projections call for the opening of 40 restaurants in 2013, and 45 in 2014. Markets targeted for growth include Kansas City, Richmond, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and North and South Carolina, as well as a number of other existing markets.

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