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Local restaurateur opens second Firehouse Subs in Palm Coast

Owner David Hause has been with Firehouse Subs for more than 20 years and is dedicated to their Foundation, which benefits first responders in the community.

Firehouse Subs announced the grand opening of its second location in Palm Coast, at 5615 State Highway 100 E., Suite 112. The restaurant opened its doors to the public on Jan. 11, under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisee David Hause.

This is the fifth restaurant for Hause, who opened his first Firehouse Subs in Palm Coast in 2003. Prior to becoming a franchisee, he joined Firehouse Subs in 1998 as general manager of a restaurant in Jacksonville before being promoted to district manager overseeing six area restaurants. He moved to Palm Coast in 2005 and loves its small town feel and the local community.

“I’ve wanted to open a Firehouse Subs restaurant at this end of town for a long time and am excited to do so 17 years after I opened the first one,” said Hause. “I look forward to welcoming new and loyal guests in to try our hot and hearty subs while we continue to give back locally through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.”

The Palm Coast Firehouse Subs restaurant opens at 10 a.m. seven days a week and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant offers hot and hearty subs to go via online ordering through the Firehouse Subs app or website, call-in phone orders or takeout service at the counter inside. It also offers third-party delivery and in-house catering services to accommodate occasions of all sizes, from office meetings to family gatherings.

Hause is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted more than $1.2 million in the Greater Central Florida area. A portion of every sale at any Firehouse Subs in the U.S. benefits the Foundation, allowing the Foundation to achieve its mission of providing lifesaving equipment, funding and education to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.

Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant décor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service with gear and photos donated by local fire departments. It boasts a custom, hand-painted mural by Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas, featuring Flagler County Fire Rescue’s emergency helicopter hovering over David’s scenic backyard pool overlooking a golf course where Melinda Hause, in honor of her loving memory and the nearly 30 years of marriage she shared with David, is with their six beloved grandchildren. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,185 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters in Jacksonville.

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. The 501(c)(3) Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $55 million to hometown heroes in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Each restaurant recycles five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $3 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the nonprofit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.