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Port of Subs franchise to open in San Luis Obispo

A Port of Subs will be opening soon in San Luis Obispo.
A Port of Subs will be opening soon in San Luis Obispo. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A local father-daughter duo plans to open submarine sandwich franchise Port of Subs in San Luis Obispo next month.

The fast-casual restaurant serves made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, salads, sides, drinks and desserts.

This is the first Port of Subs opened by franchise owners Shelby Hansen and Ted Johnson of Morro Bay, who do business as LLC Central Coast Endeavors.

They hope to open the store in early to mid-September, Hansen said. The restaurant is in a 1,311-square-foot space at 2252 Broad St. in the shopping center that previously housed a Fresh & Easy grocery store.

Both owners are familiar with the customer service industry. Johnson previously owned Coffee Cottage in Morro Bay, and Hansen works at Starbucks in Atascadero.

“I’m excited for it to be my store and my regulars,” Hansen said. The pair will both be managers at the San Luis Obispo store, with Hansen acting as general manager.

The store will likely be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The San Luis Obispo location will serve beer and wine. Six months after opening, the store plans to offer delivery services.

While there are currently no expansion plans underway, Hansen said they hope to eventually open other Port of Subs shops around the county.

The typical investment in opening a traditional Port of Subs franchise is about $196,800 to $353,000, excluding real estate costs, according to the company’s website. A typical Port of Subs store staffs about six to 15 employees, a mix of full- and part-time.

Port of Subs is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. The company has more than 140 locations in seven western states, according to the company’s website.

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