PrimoHoagies Names New Director of Business Development

by Katie Lee

Westville, N.J. — PrimoHoagies has appointed a new director of business development, Lauren Tesche-Johnson, whose arrival coincides with PrimoHoagies’ exceptional growth over the past few years. After surpassing the 100-location milestone earlier this year and with another 70 new locations actively in development, the beloved hoagie brand is on course to have at least 115 stores open by the end of 2023. In her new role, Tesche-Johnson will be at the forefront of leading expansion initiatives, playing a vital role in helping the brand achieve its goal of surpassing 300 locations in a few years’ time.

Tesche-Johnson’s professional experience spans over 20 years across various industries, including finance, beverage distribution and healthcare technology. Most recently, she was sales director for ThirdWaveRX, a healthcare cost-savings company. She has seamlessly navigated between sales and operations roles throughout her career; her track record positions her as a valuable asset to drive PrimoHoagies’ franchise development.

“Lauren is precisely the leader we were looking to add to our team; her qualities and sales experience make her an excellent fit to continue propelling PrimoHoagies franchise development forward to match our aggressive growth goals,” says Nicholas Papanier Jr., owner and CEO of PrimoHoagies. “Our ongoing success has created new avenues for network expansion, and we are eager to capitalize on those opportunities now with Lauren at the helm.”

Established in 1992 in South Philadelphia, PrimoHoagies is a renowned specialty sandwich and sub shop celebrated for its authentic hoagies. It operates franchise locations in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. For more information, visit

SOURCE: PrimoHoagies

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