Firehouse Subs

Some Brands Appeal More to Vets

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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 Franchise Business Review sheds light on which brands do the most for veterans.

Firehouse Returns to Paradise With Hawaiian Sandwich

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 Jack cheese, steamed and then topped with homemade tangy Hawaiian coleslaw piled high on a toasted King’s Hawaiian sandwich bun.

2013 Best Franchise Deals

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 franchisees, and positive brand momentum.

Quick-Service Pro Joins Board of GRILLiT

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 Pizza.

Elliott is an accomplished senior marketing executive recognized for the development of several successful brands through the implementation of aggressive business strategies, focused creative materials, and solid media planning.

The Table Service Upgrade

Firehouse Subs, BurgerFi add table service to score real estate in Florida town.

Fast casual brands added table service to open on Winter Park's Park Avenue.
Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, only allows restaurants with a table-service model.

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 tarnished with the addition of limited-service operators.

As a compromise, the two brands did something unusual in the quick-service industry: They added table-service components.

Expect the Unexpected

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.

The decisions operators, managers, and staff make in the heat of the moment can save the business and, even more importantly, potentially the lives of employees and customers.

Firehouse Subs Awards Pointsmith a 3-Year Contract

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 profile database detailing restaurant attributes, custom technology solutions, print production, distribution, inventory, fulfillment, and field-level customer service. 

Nurturing Boston

Quick serves step up to support volunteers, responders after Boston bombings.

The Boston Fire Department was treated to free meals at Firehouse Subs.
The Boston Fire Department was treated to free meals at Firehouse Subs' Copley Square location.

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, just one mile away from the first blast, were OK. The store’s only damage was its sign, which was lying on the ground. Still, the atmosphere in the area was chaos.

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