GetGo had a sandwich-cutting rather than a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for its Montville Township location at 3080 Medina Road.
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MONTVILLE TWP. — Medina High School athletes squared off Wednesday in their quest to claim sub sandwich bragging rights.
Members of Medina High School’s Girls cross country, girls golf and boys cross country teams lined up outside the area’s new GetGo to craft as many 14-inch Italian sub sandwiches as they could during a timed competition.
The girls cross country team won with nine sandwiches completed. The girls golf team finished with seven subs and the boys cross country team came in last with six.
The contest was part of the grand opening celebration of Ohio’s 96th GetGo, a gas station and convenience store chain owned by Giant Eagle, and the seventh Cafe Market location to open within the last three years.
“We like to say that we are taking the cons out of convenience, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for time,” Polly Flinn, Giant Eagle senior vice president and general manager, said.
The Cafe Market, 3080 Medina Road, offers made-to-order meals that range from sub sandwiches to hamburgers and fresh salads, as well as drink options like smoothies, milkshakes and a variety of coffees.
From now until Sunday, $1 from every sub purchased will be donated to Feeding Medina County as part of the Buy a Sub Share the Love program.
“GetGo wanted to donate to a local food charity and they contacted Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and they suggested us,” said Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County.
Feeding Medina County provides meals for 1,000 children across Medina County a week, as well as senior citizens, and also distributes food, Hinkle said.
“We are very happy to be doing the donation for Feeding Medina County,” store manager Ryan Demich said. “We are open 24 hours; so if you want a sub at 2 a.m., you can stop on by, get yourself a sub, and we will donate that dollar to Feeding Medina County.”
Rather than a colorful ribbon and a giant pair of ceremonial scissors, GetGo celebrated its grand opening with sub-cutting. Flinn joked with the crowd about the cold weather before thanking the community for coming out to support the business.
“You are amazing community members and our team members here with us, and we really appreciate you coming on a little bit of a chilly day,” Flinn said.
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