Our Story

It’s got some serious meat to it

Growing up in a family that is both entrepreneurial and built on decades of fire and police service, it seems we were destined to start Firehouse Subs®. Of course we tried other things along the way to our American Dream – rock ’n’ roll, real estate, and even Christmas tree farming. But everything we experienced on our path led us to Firehouse Subs.

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20 years later, with more than 850 Firehouse Subs restaurants We’re Convinced We’re Doing A Few Things Right

People come back when they’re treated well and fed well. Turns out, people absolutely LOVE the same things we do – the best meats, cheeses, and toppings we can find. People come back again and again because, unlike other sub places, we steam our meats and cheeses, releasing a rush of flavors, then stuff a serving that’s way over code on one of our toasted private-recipe sub rolls. It’s a winning combination that satisfies ravenous appetites and the value-conscious alike.

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Our Future

We like to call our growth a "controlled burn"

Passing 850 locations, our expansion is carefully calculated. Our plans show Firehouse Subs reaching 2,000 locations by 2020. Rest assured there’s a Firehouse coming your way. As they say in the fire station, let’s eat!

Chris Sorensen & Robin Sorensen

Founders of Firehouse Subs