Firehouse marks 10th anniversary

Firehouse Subs in Macclenny is celebrating its 10th anniversary May 12 with $4 medium turkey sandwiches to thank customers for their support and that of the Jacksonville-based chain’s Public Safety Foundation, which donated nearly $200,000 in supplies, equipment and gear to local first responders since 2012.

Restaurant owner Jeremy Cain said the last decade has been a journey he’s enjoyed and credited his employees and the community with the success of the local franchise. Being able to help give back to the community makes him feel blessed, he said.

After renewing his lease for another decade, Mr. Cain’s looking forward to 10 more years feeding and helping protect the community through its support of police and fire-rescue personnel both here and nationwide.

“I am so proud to be a part of the Macclenny community and extend my sincere gratitude to our loyal guests who have supported my restaurant over the last decade,” said Mr. Cain. “It means the world to me to have the support of the community, my amazing wife Amy, and an incredible group of dedicated team members who have become more like family than staff. I’m a big advocate of everything Firehouse Subs stands for as a brand built on decades of fire and police service, and cherish the strong bonds I’ve created with our local first responders.”

His daughter, Lyric Murphy, was inspired by first responders who saved her father’s life to become a firefighter herself. She joined Macclenny Fire-Rescue in December, 2020 and helps out at the restaurant in her free time.