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First Time Visit to Firehouse Subs!

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Recently, I was invited to visit the Firehouse Subs at Pyramid Place to try a new sandwich and learn more about the place! We all know that I love food, cooking it and eating it – so this was a perfect fit! I had never been to one of the locations before, so I was pumped to learn more about the restaurant and how they give back to their local communities. As the quote on their catering menu says, “Our story’s got some serious meat to it.” It definitely does!

 

Outdoor Sign

ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS

This fast-casual restaurant was started by two firefighter brothers, Chris and Robin Sorensen, in Jacksonville, FL.Since 1994, the company has grown to over 1,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. From the chain’s beginnings, the decor and interior design of every restaurant has been inspired by real firehouses. Look at the colors, dalmatian printed tabletops, and firefighter memorabilia on the walls. Since Firehouse Subs is big on giving back to the communities where their restaurants are (more on that below), there were plenty of pictures from nearby donations and events. They even had little fireman hats for the kids.

Upon entering the restaurant!

 

Firefighter Memorabilia

 

More firefighter stuff on display!

 

Mural

Every location has a mural like this one and it is customized to the neighborhood its in! See The Pyramids in the back?

 

Fireman hats for the kiddos!

 

THE FOOD

Obviously, as you might guess from the name of the restaurant, they focus on sandwiches. That said, they also offer a few salad options that I would try as well. Their menu of sandwiches has something for just about everyone – high-quality meats, plenty of topping choices, and freshly baked bread. I got to explore the line where they make sandwiches and see how they steam the meats and cheeses for their sandwiches and then pile them on their sub rolls! I even learned about what ordering a sandwich “fully involved” means. Order your sandwich “fully involved” with mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a dill spear on the side! Talk about a GENEROUS hunk of a sandwich! They also have Kids’ Combos if that’s what you’re looking for, plus sides and desserts.

The menu!

 

Need some hot sauce or BBQ sauces for your sandwich?

 

Firehouse Subs signature sauce!

Let’s also discuss the Coke Freestyle machines. I love them and I love adding vanilla to my Diet Coke. Did you know that Firehouse Subs had the very first Coke Freestyle machine? Yeah, I didn’t either. Firehouse Subs crafted their own signature beverage with Coke – the exclusive Cherry Lime-Aid, regular or sparkling! Who knew!?!

Exclusive Cherry Lime-Aid at Firehouse Subs

More specifically, I was invited to try out their limited edition Firehouse Pub Steak sandwich. I’m not normally a steak or red meat person, but I was intrigued by the combination of steak and the other toppings – beer cheese and crispy onions. This sandwich was insane – messy, juicy, hearty, crunchy, and full of flavor. These sandwiches are obviously A LOT of meat and toppings for the price you’re paying! Let’s just say that this Firehouse Subs first-timer was impressed!

The whole thing!

 

Up close!

 

Crispy onions and all the cheese!

THE FOUNDATION

As I mentioned above, Firehouse Subs is big on giving back to their communities. This is where the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation comes in! Started in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, the foundation seeks to support and “to impact the life‐saving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities.” The foundation often donates life-saving equipment to first responders, funds public safety education and scholarships, contributes to disaster relief efforts, and assists members of all branches of the military. We’re talking about AEDs, the Jaws of Life, waterproof radios – all tools that help first responders do their jobs in an emergency. Look around the restaurant and it’s easy to see how the foundation is giving back to the surrounding community.

Contributions from the foundation!

 

Need a five-gallon bucket? They sell them for $2!

 

Pictures of where the proceeds have gone around the community.

 

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced sandwich from a company that cares about the communities they feed, Firehouse Subs is a great option! Hearty servings, salads, soups, and a great cause – what more do you need?

NOTE: This post created in collaboration with Firehouse Subs. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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15 Comments

  • Melinda

    I wish we had one where I lived.

    January 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Satoria Ray

    We have a Firehouse Subs in my local mall and I always just walked by it. This definitely made me want to stop by the next time! Thanks for sharing.

    January 15, 2018 at 5:25 pm Reply
  • Nadine Richardson

    Oh my gosh, love this place. Was introduced to it while I was at college at UCF. Used to end up there all the time. Food is delish!

    January 15, 2018 at 11:01 pm Reply
  • Mirlene | Savory Thoughts

    I’ve never seen one or been to one. Definitely looks like a fun place to get a quick bite. Now I’m curious to go to one.

    January 16, 2018 at 2:27 am Reply
  • Kate

    I love firehouse! They have the best soups!

    Kate | IntoIndy.com

    January 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Polly Barks

    Anywhere with 1000 hot sauces is good in my books 🙂

    January 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Jalysa

    Yum! I’ve never been to Firehouse Subs, but definitely, have to give it a try. I’m a sucker for cherry-limeade drinks too haha so that kind of made my day.

    January 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Char J. Patterson

    I pass this all the time but never thought to pop in before. The food looks delicious!! Great post 🙂

    January 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • Ryla

    I live down the street from one and I have always wanted to try there but I have been told it is really bad, I think I am going to try it for lunch tomorrow.

    January 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    How adorable are those helmets for kids? And I never realized that every Firehouse Subs location has a different mural! I’ll have to pay better attention the next time I go.

    January 17, 2018 at 4:05 am Reply
  • Ashley Lya

    This looks delicious! I wish they had one in La

    January 17, 2018 at 5:42 am Reply
  • Jennifer

    I love the charity side of their business but I wish they had some veggie alternatives like Which Wich

    January 17, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Warren

    amazing article cheers for posting, Warren

    February 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Raluca

    We’ve been to one recently. The food is good and my son really liked his firechief hat. I totally recommend this place.

    February 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Aimee

    I love this place yummy subs

    February 27, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply
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