Firehouse Subs (Firehouse of America, LLC.), is a U.S.-based, fast casual restaurant chain founded in 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida by former firefighting brothers Robin and Chris Sorensen. Firehouse Subs is famous for serving medium and large specialty subs with premium meats and cheeses steamed hot with generous portions on a toasted sub roll, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments. The concept takes inspiration from the Sorensen family’s decades of combined fire and police service.
To date, Firehouse Subs has opened 1050 franchise restaurants across 44 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.
In 2005, Chris and Robin Sorensen created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Since its inception, Firehouse Subs and its customers have donated more than $24 million in 46 states, Puerto Rico and in Canada through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada.
Initial Investment $124,678 - $1,263,115
Net-worth Requirement $300,000
Liquid Cash Requirement $80,000 - $100,000