Dave’s Cosmic Subs now in BGWritten by Andrew Farr | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The owners of Dave’s Cosmic Subs have expanded their business into Bowling Green.
Cosmic Subs, 132 E. Wooster St., has been under construction for the past month, taking the place of the Bowling Green Music Center.
Aaron Hall, who owns the Bowling Green franchise with his stepmother Brenda Hall, became involved after learning about it from a friend who operates a restaurant in Westlake, Ohio. Hall said he had an interest in the sandwiches and liked the 1960s theme. He became excited about learning the business end and started by opening a location in Perrysburg.
“It’s a fun place and not your average sandwich restaurant,” he said.
Similar to a Hard Rock Café, Dave’s Cosmic Subs takes on a 1960s theme with the walls decorated with pictures of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin records.
“Dave’s is an experience, not just a sub,” Brenda said.
Dave’s menu offers 29 different sub sandwiches, all of which are recipes created by originator Dave Lombardy. Lombardy, a former musician, started the franchise 13 years ago with the vision of combining his love of sub sandwiches and classic rock music.
Scott Fletcher co-owns the rights to the Dave’s Cosmic Subs franchise and oversees the development of each restaurant. He said the restaurants are gaining popularity in the area and the Bowling Green location should add to the hype.
The restaurant has 11 total locations, originating in Chagrin Falls in 1997.
Fletcher said Lombardy is extremely passionate about his sandwiches.
“They’re all just a nice blend of ingredients,” Fletcher said. “If you take a bite of a sub, you don’t really taste specific ingredients like tomatoes, you just taste an awesome sub altogether.”
Brenda co-owns the rights to the franchise with Fletcher. She said bringing a Dave’s to Bowling Green is something her and Aaron have wanted to do for more than one year.
Brenda, who grew up in Bowling Green, said she knows the town and how students will accept a new restaurant like Dave’s. She said a downtown Bowling Green location is a great spot to attract students and residents.
They also plan to take advantage of the bar crowd on weekends.
“Our Perrysburg location is a lunch business crowd, but BG would be all day with more of a night business, especially on the weekends,” she said. “We really want to cater to the university and we like operating the restaurant so we can personally deal with customers.”
Most of the sandwiches on Dave’s menu range from $3.99 to $8.99 with most of them being $5.49. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.