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Firehouse Subs
Type Private (franchise)
Founded 1994
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Key people Robin Sorensen, Chris Sorensen
Industry Dining
Products Submarine sandwiches, Hot subs

Firehouse Subs, is a US-based, fast casual restaurant chain that specializes in hot subs. Founded in 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida by former firefighter brothers Robin and Chris Sorensen,[1] Firehouse Subs serves sandwiches with meats and cheeses, "steamed" hot and placed on produce on a toasted sub roll. Locations offer a family-oriented atmosphere, with a firefighter theme that includes fire equipment throughout the store and a menu that features sandwiches with themed names. They offer hot sauces in a range of intensities. Pictures mounted on the walls highlight local firefighting history, as well as the founder's history of firefighting service.[2]

Firehouse Subs was named "Company of the Year" by KPMG in 2006,[3] and is the "National Chain" winner of the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Neighbor Award for community service.[4]

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, was created in 2005. It provides funding and support for local firefighters.[5]

Plans for expansion in 2006 were focused on the Northeast, Central, and Southwest regions of the US, with plans for another 100 restaurants to be developed.[6]


  1. ^ Harry Wessel (2005-04-25). "Sub shops battle for business.". The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida).  
  2. ^ Nancy Dearing Rossbacher and Stephen W. Sylvia (2007-03-29). "Restaurant flaunts firefighter-themed decor". The Free Lance-Star.  
  3. ^ Alison Trinidad (2006-11-15). "Firehouse Subs earns company of the year award.". Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL).  
  4. ^ National Restaurant Association (2006-09-11). "National Restaurant Association Recognizes Firehouse Subs with Restaurant Neighbor Award for Hurricane Relief Efforts.". Press release.  
  5. ^ Alison Trinidad (2006-03-27). "Humanitarianism through sandwiches". Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL).  
  6. ^ Mark Chediak (2006-01-30). "Firehouse Subs to roll out at least 100 new shops.". The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida).  

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