Franklin Square Deli established itself in historic downtown Kent, Ohio in 1983, on the corner of Water and Main Streets. From the beginning, the menu focused on fresh, cut to order sandwiches, made directly in the approving view of the customer. The popular Italian style full loaf submarine sandwiches have been the mainstay of the business from the beginning. Local residents as well as Kent State University students and faculty find their favorite delicatessen cravings at “The Deli.” At times the menu features as many as fifty different sandwiches, all packed with your favorite ingredients. And you will not find a better bowl of Homemade Soup — whether it's Italian ethnic, American traditional, or Bistro avant-grade. Plus 1,000's of bowls of Carl’s “Damn near famous Chili” have been served up!