Recent Awards

  • 20182018 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Top 75 Brands - #52 - Fast Casual
  • 2018Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000 - #6 - Entrepreneur
  • 20182018 Technomic Top 500 Chains - #65 - Technomic Chain Restaurant Advance Report
  • 2018Jacksonville Business Journal “40 under 40” - Liz Anderson, Senior Public Relations Manager - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 20182018 Top QSR Chains in America - Sandwich Category - #2 - Market Force Information
  • 20182018 Best of South Lake - Best Quick Bite/On The Go - South Lake Firehouse Subs - South Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • 20182017 Top 11 Chains for Cost-Effective Stores and Franchising Speed Expansion - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 20182017 Beautification Award - Sidney Firehouse Subs - Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
  • 20182018 The Best Restaurants in Sterling Catering - Community Plaza Firehouse Subs - ezCater
  • 2018The Power List 2018: Reader Picks - Don Fox, CEO - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 20172017 Community Partnership Award - Oshawa Firehouse Subs - Oshawa Fire Services
  • 2017Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award - David and Rebecca Allen, Franchisees, Addison and Bloomington Firehouse Subs - Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • 20172017 Top Caterers in Charlotte, NC - ezCater
  • 2017Golden Image Award of Distinction - Public Relations Programs - Firehouse Subs H2O for Heroes 2016 - Florida Public Relations Association
  • 2017Golden Image Judge's Award - Public Relations Programs - Firehouse Subs H2O for Heroes 2016 - Florida Public Relations Association
  • 2017The QSR 50 - #41 - QSR Magazine
  • 2017Top 100: U.S. Chain Systemwide Sales - #73 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 20172017 Jacksonville Business Journal Fast 50 - Fastest-Growing Revenue by Volume - Top 10 - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 20172017 Nucleus Research Technology ROI Award - Top 10 - ROI Awards
  • 2017The 10 Most Craveable Chain Sandwiches - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 20172017 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Top 76 Brands - #52 - Fast Casual
  • 2017Top Shelf 2017 Awards - Best Sandwich - #2 - Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • 20172017 Franchisee Satisfaction Award - Top 50 Franchise - Franchise Business Review
  • 20172017 Best of Severna Park - Best Sandwich/Sub - #2 - Severna Park Voice
  • 2017America's Favorite Sandwich Chain - Market Force
  • 2017America’s Favorite Chain for “Top 5 Brands Overall” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2017America’s Favorite Chain for “Fast Casual” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2017Top Chains By Menu Segment for “Sandwich” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2017Millennials’ Favorite Chains for “Fast Casual” - #2 - Restaurant Business
  • 2017America’s Favorite Chains for “Brand Image” - #4 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales - #120 - Franchise Times
  • 2016Top 10 Unit Growth Percentage - #7 - Franchise Times
  • 2016The 2016 Limited­-Service Restaurant Brands Consumers Trust Most - #3 - Technomic, Consumer Brand Metrics
  • 2016The 13 Best Places for Sub Sandwiches in Jacksonville - #4 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Cheese in San Juan - #14 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Beef in San Juan - #10 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in San Juan - #6 - Foursquare
  • 20162016 Restaurateur of the Year: Franchisee Finalist - Shawn Hooks, Franchisee - Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: ESPU Growth - Limited Service/Sandwich - #4 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Unit Growth­ - Limited Service/Sandwich - #3 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: ESPU -­ Limited Service/Sandwich - #5 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Total Units -­ Limited Service/Sandwich - #5 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Sales Growth -­ Limited Service/Sandwich - #2 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Chain Share of Segment Sales -­ Limited Service/Sandwich - #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Estimated Sales Per Unit and Average Unit Volume - #86 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Growth In U.S. Franchise Units - #15 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Growth In Total Number of U.S. Units - #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Total Number of U.S. Units - ​#41 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 10 Fastest­-Growing Chains - #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: U.S. Systemwide Sales ​- #76 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Best Franchises: Highest Investment Level $500,000 and up - #2 - Forbes' "The Best and Worst Franchises In America" list
  • 20162016 Toast of Sumner Awards - Best Sandwiches - #1 - The Tennessean
  • 2016250 Top-Grossing Chains - #66 - Technomic
  • 20162016 Top 500 Chain Restaurants - #66 - Technomic
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Sandwiches in Norfolk - #15 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places That Are Good for a Quick Meal in Lubbock - #7 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Peppers in Lubbock - #8 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Sandwiches in Louisville - #4 - Foursquare
  • 20162016 Woman of Excellence - Jennifer Purcell, Franchisee - Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016The 11 Places in Iowa That Make the Best Sandwiches - #6 - Only In Your State
  • 20162016 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Top 25 Executives - Vince Burchianti, CFO - Fast Casual
  • 20162016 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Top 75 Brands - #18 - Fast Casual
  • 2016America's Star Franchisees 2016 - Elliott Goldsmith, Franchisee - CNBC
  • 2016Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chain in Every State - Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chain in Arizona - Thrillist
  • 2016Favorite Sandwich Chains - #2 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2016American Express’ Restaurant Neighbor Award - Outstanding Charitable Service and Philanthropy - National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  • 2016Ranker’s Best Sandwich Chain in America - #2 - The Daily Meal
  • 2016America’s Favorite Chain for “Fast Casual” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016America’s Favorite Chain for “Top 5 Brands Overall” - #2 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016Top Chains By Menu Segment for “Sandwich” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016Consumers' Choice for “Food Quality” - #1 - Technomic's 2016 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants
  • 2016Fastest-Growing Franchises of the Year - #29 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 20162016 Franchise 500 rank - #62 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2016Buckeye Business Duck Challenge: People’s Choice Award - #1 - Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales - #126 - Franchise Times
  • 20152015 Restaurant Breakthrough Award - Enterprise Innovator - Hospitality Technology
  • 2015Top 10 Fastest Growers by Sales - #10 - Franchise Times
  • 2015Top 10 Fastest Growers by Units - #9 - Franchise Times
  • 2015Golden Spatula Award - Forest Drive Firehouse Subs - WTLX 19
  • 2015Best of Shawnee 2015: Food and Dining - Fast Food - #1 - The Dispatch
  • 2015The Bartlett Express 2015 Readers’ Choice - Best Hot Sandwiches - #1 - The Bartlett Express
  • 20152015 Multi-Unit 50: Overall - #19 - Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
  • 20152015 Multi-Unit 50: Top 50 Brands by Percentage of Multi-Unit Franchisees - #6 - Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
  • 2015Jacksonville Business Journal's 2015 Fastest Growing Private Sector Companies in Northeast Florida - Top Revenue Growth - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2015Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2015 Women of Influence – Meg Rose, Vice President of Field Operations - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2015Jacksonville Business Journal "40 under 40" - Mike Branson, Director of Company Operations - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2015Ultimate Fast Food Bracket Championship - #1 - USA Today
  • 2015Top 500 Restaurants by Sales Volume - #72 - Restaurant Business Magazine
  • 2015Consumer Picks 2015: Limited-Service - #42 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 20152014 Business of the Year - Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015Best of Mt. Juliet - Best Sandwich - #1 - The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet
  • 20152015 Best in Business - Jeff Urbas, Franchisee - Huntington National Bank
  • 2015Best of Moore & South OKC - Best Sub - #1 - The Moore Daily
  • 2015Top 10 Quick-Service Restaurant Chains - #8 - Sandelman & Assoc.'s Quick-Track® 2014 study annual Awards of Excellence
  • 2015Top 10 Large Quick-Service Restaurant Chains (500+ units) - #2 - Sandelman & Assoc.'s Quick-Track® 2014 Annual Awards of Excellence
  • 2015102 Top Fastest Growing Franchises of 2015 - #11 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2015Top Sandwiches Ranking - #2 - Motley Fool
  • 2015Consumers' Choice for "Welcoming, Comforting Atmosphere - #1 - Technomic's 2015 Consumers' Choice Awards for Fast Casual Chain Restaurants
  • 20152015 Top 100 Most Loved Brands - #10 - Digital CoCo
  • 2014Entrepreneur 2015 Franchise 500 - #61 - Entrepreneur
  • 2014Blue Plate Award - News 4 San Antonio
  • 2014Chiefs Civilian Commendation Award - Jennifer and Chris Purcell, Franchisees
  • 20142014 Best of Marietta Awards - Restaurant - #1 - Marietta Award Program
  • 2014Jacksonville Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2014Jacksonville Business Journal's 2014 Women of Influence - Robin Peters, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation - Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2014Fast Casual Chain - #1 - Restaurant Business Magazine
  • 2014Restaurant Social Media Index Top 100 - #6 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 20142014 MVP Awards: Influencer Award for Former Pro-Athlete - Don Davey, Multi-Unit Franchisee - Franchising.com
  • 2014Best of Fernandina - Best Restaurant - #1 - Fernandina Beach News Leader
  • 2014Top 100: Segment Insights: Share of Sales (LSR/Sandwich Category) - #7 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Clean Kitchen of the Week Award - #1 - WCHS TV/ABC Charleston
  • 2014Top 100: Segment Insights: Estimated Per Unit (LSR/Sandwich Category) - #5 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Top 100: Estimated Sales Per Unit - #87 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Top 100: Total Number of Units - #1 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Top 100: Growth in U.S. Franchise Units - #2 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014 Top 10 Growth Chains - #8 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Top 100: U.S. Chain Systemwide Foodservice Sales - #92 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Best Franchises: Initial Investment $500,001 and up - #7 - Forbes' "The Best and Worst Franchises In America" list
  • 2014Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce 2014 Woman of Excellence - Jennifer Purcell, Franchisee - Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 20142014 Top 100 Movers and Shakers - Restaurants - #10 - Fast Casual
  • 20142014 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - People - #2 - Don Fox - Fast Casual
  • 2014Golden Plate Awards 2014 - Best Sub - #1 - The Ledger Media Group
  • 2014Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Accommodating Children - #1 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Sandwich Category - #1 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Friendly Service - #1 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Atmosphere - #2 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Food Quality - #2 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Limited-Service Restaurants - #19 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014Consumer Picks: Limited-Service Restaurants -Sandwich Brand - #3 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014102 Fastest Growing Franchises of 2014 - #21 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2014Top 10 Best-Rated Large Quick-Service Restaurant Chains - #2 - Sandelman & Assoc.'s Quick-Track® Awards of Excellence
  • 2014Best of Maury County Awards - Best Sub - #1 - Columbia Daily Herald
  • 2014Consumer Choice for "Pleasant and Friendly Service" - Technomic's 2014 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants (Fast Casual)
  • 2014Top 200 Franchises of 2014 - Franchisee Satisfaction Awards
  • 2014Best of State 2014 - Utah - Franchise Subs Category - #1 - Best of State
  • 2014Business Partner of the Year - Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Schools