The first Zero’s Mr. Submarine was opened in 1967 by Gene Schmidt and a cousin on the corner of 21st St. and Pacific Avenue at Virginia Beach Virginia. The sub shop is now over a 100-store franchise throughout Virginia, but nothing compared to the taste of subs made at the original Zero’s at Oceanfront Virginia Beach. Sadly, the sub shop has had to move further back from the beach. Still located in Virginia Beach, it serves up some of the best subs in the area.
Gene Schmidt’s son now owns the shop, a franchise of Zero’s Subs, and two seafood restaurants. 21st Street Seafood is now opened at
the original location of Zero’s Mr. Submarine. The new Zero’s Sub’s located at Virginia Beach Virginia is located on 17th street. Despite the move, people still fall in love with the Sub shops menu that includes oven-baked subs, Hormel meats, hearth-baked bread, salads, wraps, pizza and chicken wings. The stores most famous sub the grinder has been around since it opened in 1967 and is still popular today. The sub includes toasted Italian means with smoked provolone cheese, your choice of toppings, and don’t forget to try it with their famous hot pepper relish. The sub sandwich franchise offers catering to go along with their delicious menu and strives to provide the best service and laid-back atmosphere no matter what location you visit.
Since the shop first opened in 1967, it has become a hit not only for the state of Virginia but nationwide. The company is still looking to grow its franchise to fulfill the ever-changing times and trends. Zero’s Subs has been awarded the “Best of Beach” award for several years now, as well as “Reader’s Choice” and the “Best of Hampton Roads” award many times. The company is proud of over 50 years of successful business and looks forward too many more.