Firehouse Subs

Quick service brands sort through regulations tied to Obamacare.
April 2014

Foodservice operators struggle with new healthcare legislation.

Quick service concepts like Chick-fil-A use marketing to improve brand image.
January 2014

Seven ways quick serves can elevate themselves from good to great.

The burger segment could learn a thing or two from its more malleable brother, the sandwich. Despite the surge of better-burger companies, consumers are not as satisfied with burger brands as they are sandwich concepts, according to a quick-service restaurant benchmark study from Empathica Inc...

January 2014

Most people are familiar with the process of getting a home or car loan. But for franchisees hoping to finance their first restaurant, fifth location, or even a remodeling project, securing a loan is a totally different ball game, one that can be difficult to navigate.

Technomic has announced the winners of the 2014 Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards, which are based on consumer responses to the research and consulting firm's ongoing brand study.

 

Franchising is good business for America’s war veterans—one in seven franchises is owned by a veteran, according to data from the International Franchise Association. The quick-serve industry is home to a good portion of those former military personnel, and a recent survey by the...

August 2013

Employee wages have perhaps never been as much of a hot-button issue in the quick-service industry as they are today. Labor unions are trying to organize workers to fight for better wages, and fast-food employees have been striking in several cities across the U.S. this year.

July 2013

It's a sad reality that many find difficult to accept: A shocking number of U.S. veterans are struggling to find a job and, even worse, are often left homeless.

Firehouse Subs returns the flavors of paradise to the menu with the King’s Hawaiian Pork & Slaw Sandwich.

The sandwich is available for a limited time in all Firehouse Subs restaurants until September 29. It combines hardwood-smoked pork smothered in Sargento Wisconsin Pepper...

July 2013

It’s back and bigger than ever. Now in its fourth year, our “Best Franchise Deals” report has become the can’t-miss list of top quick-service and fast-casual franchises, assessing factors such as investment-to-sales ratio, marketplace differentiation, corporate support to...

GRILLiT, Inc. announced that it has elected Rob Elliott to serve as chairman of the board of directors.

Elliott has served in senior executive or consulting roles for Little Caesars Pizza, Quiznos, Friendly's Restaurants, Firehouse Subs, Papa Murphy's Pizza, and Hungry Howies...

The city of Winter Park, Florida, was in a quandary. Up-and-coming fast-casual concepts Firehouse Subs and BurgerFi wanted to move into the town’s upscale dining and shopping district, Park Avenue, but business owners and city officials were worried that the posh image would become...

June 2013

No operator wants to think about his restaurant catching on fire, a tornado destroying his roof, or an armed robber walking through his front door.

But to successfully deal with unexpected emergencies, quick-serve restaurants must have a plan in place long before an event happens.

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Nationwide restaurant chain, Firehouse Subs, has awarded Pointsmith a three-year in-store marketing management contract. Under the new agreement, Pointsmith will manage all of Firehouse Subs’ in-store marketing processes, which includes strategic management services, the development of a...

As soon as he learned about the April 15th Boston bombings, Dave Tucci, the New England area representative for Firehouse Subs’ DMA, called the Firehouse franchisee closest to the bombings.

Tucci was relieved to find out that all employees at Firehouse’s Copley Square location...

According to the “2013 Guide to Today’s Top Franchises,” published annually by market research firm Franchise Business Review, franchisee satisfaction in foodservice is up over recent years.

In a sign that the economic landscape might finally be rebounding for quick serves, early results from Technomic’s upcoming “Top 500 Restaurant Chain” report reveal that the fastest-growing limited-service restaurant chains in the U.S. realized average sales increases of 22.3...

March 2013

The past few years have not been the kindest to the $660.5 billion restaurant industry. Faced with frugal consumers, scarce credit, and rising food prices, operators suffered through lower sales and tighter margins.

Adding to the pressure was last summer’s drought (the largest in...

October 2012

Setting strategic objectives, visiting stores, developing franchisee relationships, building a strong organization, mentoring tomorrow’s leaders—CEOs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate. But several chief executives manage to add one very helpful task to their to-do list:...

August 2012

Want to know which 15 brands are knocking on the QSR 50's door? Some are old favorites, others are new to the list, but they're all trying their hardest to climb their way into the Top 50 ranks.

51 McAlister’s Deli rank last year: 52...

United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchise finance, announced today that it provided $2.05 million in financing to the largest Firehouse Subs franchisee, DKSS Subs, LLC. United Capital refinanced 12 existing locations for the Florida-based operator and...

July 2012

There’s nothing quite as revitalizing as a cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. These days, however, restaurant guests are looking for more than just refreshment from their cold beverages. They are seeking fewer calories, healthful options, or, perhaps, a jolt of energy.

Cold...