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Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no.69 – Firehouse Subs – US

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Products & Services: Submarine sandwiches

Number of Locations: 642

Total Investment: $169.41K – 989.54K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 1995

About Firehouse Subs

Brothers Chris and Robin Sorenson, both former firefighters, opened their first Firehouse Subs restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1994, and began franchising the concept just a year later. Each Firehouse Subs franchise is decorated with a firefighting theme, with a menu that features hot and cold subs and salads.

Franchise Units

2013 612 0 0 30
2012 491 0 0 29
2011 388 0 0 29
2010 360 0 0 28
2009 340 0 0 30
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $169,414 – $989,553
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable

Liquid Cash Available: $90,000 – $100,000


Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 18. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. Training restaurant : 6 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Agency field support

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #69 (2013), #96 (2012), #113 (2011), #113 (2010), #90 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #21 (2013), #74 (2012), #97 (2011), #74 (2010), #54 (2009),
Firehouse Subs
Firehouse Subs logo.png
Type Private
Industry Dining
Founded 1994
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Key people Robin Sorensen, Chris Sorensen, Don Fox
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 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 founders’ history of firefighting service.[2]

Firehouse Subs franchise, Brighton, Michigan

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 NortheastCentral, andSouthwest regions of the US, with plans for another 100 restaurants to be developed.[6]

On August 3, 2011 a company press release stated that they were placing the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispenser in all their stores after a six-month test at the 25 restaurants in the Jacksonville market. Firehouse is the first national franchise chain to utilize the new technology in all franchises.[7]

As of April 2013, there are over 600 restaurant locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico.


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