America’s Favorite Cheesesteak® continues migration from the mall into strip centers with streamlined concept and new offerings 

Columbus, OH, January 24, 2008— Opening today, the second location of the Steak Escape grille (“the grille”) is situated one half mile east of 270 on East Broad Street across from Mount Carmel Hospital. Like the Upper Arlington location, the new store will embody the latest evolution of the Steak Escape restaurant concept.

 “It’s a really cool little sub shop…and more!”said Kennard Smith, Chairman of Escape Enterprises, Ltd., the parent company of Steak Escape and Steak Escape grille.  “We have continued to evolve our menu with some fantastic new items such as hand-pattied charburgers, homemade sweet and regular potato chips, a burgerito wrap and ‘one killer salad’ with housemade dressing.  Of course we still have our famous cheesesteaks and hand-cut fries.”


The East Broad Street location is the first of many planned corporately owned Steak Escape grilles.  Although the look is new for a Steak Escape, the grille features the same passionate commitment to customer service and emphasis on providing only the best quality products, all cooked to order.  Founded in 1982 by Ken Smith and Mark Turner, the first Steak Escape was located in the French Market in Columbus, Ohio. Today, there are over 140 locations nationwide.  There are also Steak Escapes in Mexico, and later this year in Bahrain.  In addition to the Steak Escape and now the Steak Escape grille, Smith and Turner own and operate Hoggy’s and Johnny Buccelli’s restaurants.   

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