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PRESS RELEASES
    2009
  • Firehouse Subs Signs Agreement to Develop 125 Restaurants in Chicago
    11.05.09
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  • 09.28.09 Thirst Goes Down in Flames with Launch of Cherry Lime-Aid
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  • 08.03.09 Hero Cups Honor Two Ocala Firefighters
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  • 08.03.09 New Hero Beverage Cups Blaze Into Restaurants
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  • 08.03.09 Six-year-old Haden Stusak Featured on Kids Hero Drink Cup
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  • 08.03.09 South Carolina Firefighter Featured With Lifesaving Story On Hero Cup
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  • 08.03.09 Durham, N.C., Resident's Lifesaving Story Featured on Drink Cup
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  • 08.03.09 Lake Mary Firefighter Featured On New Hero Cups
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  • 05.11.09 Firehouse Subs Expands into Indianapolis
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  • 05.08.09 2009 Firehouse Subs Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament
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  • 02.03.09 Firehouse Subs Named as a Top Quick Service Restaurant Chain by Sandelman & Associates
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AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • 2013

    Top 10 Growth Chains - #1

    Nation's Restaurant News
  • Top 100: Total Number of Units - #54

    Nation's Restaurant News
  • Top 100: Growth in US Franchise Units - #3

    Nation's Restaurant News
  • Best of Food and Drink - Best Sandwich

    Hill Country News - Cedar Park, Texas
  • Best of Pee Dee - Best Place to Get a Sandwich

    WMBF News - Pee Dee, SC
  • Down and Dirty: Top 10 Hands-On QSR CEOs - Don Fox

    1851 Franchise Magazine
  • Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers - People - Don Fox

    Fast Casual
  • Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Restaurants - #4

    Fast Casual
  • Silver Plate Awards - Don Fox - Chain Limited Service

    IFMA
  • 10 Fastest-Growing Chains with Sales above $200MM - #2

    Technomic
  • Franchisee Satisfaction Award - #1

    Franchise Business Review - Food & Beverage
  • Franchise 500 - #69

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award - #1

    Fast Casual Service Category - Technomic
  • Best of State Dining Medal for Franchise Sandwiches

    Utah Best of State
  • Best of Maury County - Best Sub Sandwich

    The Daily Herald - Columbia, TN
  • Best Sub in Valdosta

    The Valdosta Times - Valdosta, GA
  • 2012

    Fast-Food Sandwich - #1

    ZAGAT
  • Consumer Picks – #1 (Sandwich Category)

    Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Fast Casual Top 100: People - Don Fox

    Fast Casual
  • Consumer Picks – #8 (Overall)

    Nation’s Restaurant News
  • The Ten Fastest-Growing Chains with Sales above $200MM – #5

    Technomic
  • 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Award – #1

    Franchise Business Review – Food & Beverage
  • Fast Casual Social 100's Top Five Social Brands - #3

    Digital CoCo
  • Fast Casual Social 100’s Top Brands by Service Quality – #2

    Digital CoCo
  • 2012 COEX Innovation Award –
    Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

    IFMA
  • Restaurant Social Media Index Top 100 – #10

    Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains - #5

    Technomic
  • Franchise 500 - #96

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Fastest-Growing Franchises – #74

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2012 Coex Innovation Award

    Intl. Foodservice Manufacturers Association
  • MVP Award – Charlie & Judy Divita, Irmo, SC

    Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
  • Best Sandwich in Crofton & Gambrills

    Crofton Patch - Gambrills, MD
  • Business Excellence of the Year Award

    Sandy Chamber of Commerce - Sandy, Utah
  • 2011

    2011 Golden Chain Award
    Don Fox, CEO

    Nation's Restaurant news
  • 2011 Operator of the Year
    Don Fox, CEO

    Nation's Restaurant News
  • Top 100 Movers & Shakers - #1

    FastCasual.com
  • #1 Best Tasting Sub

    A leading consumer magazine
  • #1 in Food Quality & Staff Politeness

    A leading consumer magazine
  • Restaurant Social Media Index: Top 100 - #18

    Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2011 Readers Choice Awards - "Best Subs"

    Daily Press - Newport News, VA
  • Best of the Best in Hampton Roads

    Virginian-Pilot Readers Choice Award - Honorable Mention
  • Readers Choice Awards -
    "Best Sub & Sandwich Shop"

    Jessamine Journal - Nicholasville, KY
  • Top 10 Sandwich Franchises - #4

    Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 ranking
  • Top 10 Executives to Watch in
    2011 - Don Fox, CEO

    Nation's Restaurant News
  • Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains - #8

    Technomic
  • 2011 Restaurateur Hall of Fame -
    Robin Sorensen

    Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Ten Fastest-Growing Chains
    with Sales above $200MM - #8

    Technomic
  • Best Sub Sandwich

    Las Vegas Review Journal
    bestoflasvegas.com (Las Vegas, NV)
  • The Social Media 50 - #48

    Monkeydish.com
  • Top 500 Franchises in Social Media Ranking - #25

    FranchiseHelp.com
  • Fastest-Growing Franchises - #97

    Entrepreneur Magainze
  • Franchise 500 - #113

    Entrepreneur Magainze
  • Most Creative Soup - #5

    Broccoli & Cheese Soup
    Chicken Soup Cookoff (Houston, TX)
  • Sin City's Sauciest Restaurants Excellence - #10

    CitysBest.com (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Hanover Fire & EMS Community Spirit Award

    Franchisee Randy Evans Mechanicsville, VA
  • 2010

    Fast Food Service - #5

    Zagat Survey
  • Business Journal Top 50

    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Florida's Top 200 Private Companies - #105

    Florida Trend Magazine
  • Top Companies that Care

    Jacksonville Magazine (Jacksonville, FL)
  • The Ten Fastest-Growing Chains with Sales above $200MM - #9

    Technomic
  • Hickory Creek Elementary School Chili Cook-Off - 1st Place

    Hickory Creek Elementary (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Business Journal "40 under 40"

    Cecily Sorensen, Director of Corporate Communications
    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Business Journal "Ultimate CEO"

    Don Fox, CEO
    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Business Journal "Ultimate CFO"

    Vince Burchianti, VP of Finance & Technology
    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Fast-Growing Franchises - #74

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Franchise 500 - #113

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 10 Top Fast-Casual Franchise Deals

    QSR Magazine Special Report
  • Gold Star of Excellence Award

    Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Best of the Best

    Sub Shop, Fernandina Beach News Leader (Fernandina Beach, FL)
  • 2009

    Franchise 500 - #90

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Fastest-Growing Franchises – #54

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Next Top 100 Franchises – #23

    Franchise Times
  • People's Choice Award – Best Deli (3x winner)

    Germantown News (Germantown, TN)
  • Critics' Choice Award – Best Sandwich/Sub

    San Antonio Express News (San Antonio, TX)
  • Florida's Top 200 Private Companies - #125

    Florida Trend Magazine
  • AOL: The Next Big Chain Up & Comers to Watch - #34

    AOL
  • Top 400 Restaurant Chains - #173

    Restaurants & Institutions Magazine
  • Business Journal Top 50 - #47

    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Business Journal Top 10 Revenue Companies - #4

    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Reader's Choice - Best Deli

    Star Community Newspaper (Rowlett, TX)
  • 2008

    Top 100 Movers & Shakers – #38

    Fast Casual
  • The WOW! Factor – 1st Place

    Captain Sorensen’s Datil Pepper Hot Sauce®
    QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging
  • Graphic Design Distinction – Single Package - 2nd Place

    Hero Cups
    QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging
  • Top 100 Companies on the Verge - #8

    Franchise Times
  • Florida's Top 200 - #146

    Florida Trend Magazine
  • Fastest-Growing Franchises - #72

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 400 Restaurant Chains - #177

    Restaurants & Institutions Magazine
  • Franchise 500 - #134

    Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Business Journal Top 50 - #32

    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Business Journal Top 10 Revenue Companies - #5

    Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • People's Choice Award – Best Deli (2x winner)

    Germantown News (Germantown, TN)
  • Best Sandwich - 1st Place

    Hill Country News (Cedar Park, TX)
  • The Hot 100 - Best Sub in South Georgia

    Augusta Chronicle
  • Best Taste of West Chester - Liberty 2008 Business Expo

    West Chester, OH
  • Best Sub Shop - Three-time winner

    Orlando Weekly (Orlando, FL)
  • 101 Favorites - Best Sub

    Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)
  • Best Sub

    Business Journal (Orlando, FL)
  • Best Sub/Sandwich Shop - Honorable Mention

    Florida Monthly
FACT SHEETS
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PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM
The Zimmerman Agency
(850) 668-2222
firehousesubs@zimmerman.com
Firehouse Subs PR team members: Kerry Anne Watson, Ressa Tomkiewicz, Briant Marsh and Carly Kirkland
Cecily Sorensen
VP of Corporate Communications
O: (904) 886-8300, ext. 237
C: (904) 338-7980
cecily.sorensen@firehousesubs.com
communications@firehousesubs.com
Liz Anderson
Public Relations Manager
O: (904) 886-8300, ext. 305
C: (904) 654-7300
liz.anderson@firehousesubs.com
communications@firehousesubs.com