Firemen are surprisingly talented at cooking, and two of them have taken their talents to the kitchen at Firehouse Subs. The sandwich franchise, started in Jacksonville, Fla. by two firemen former firemen, Chris and Robin Sorensen, plans to open 52 more storefronts and create more than 1,300 jobs in Missouri, St. Louis being one of the lucky locations.
Firehouse is known for its large portions, hearty sandwiches, and catchy menu items, fit to fill up a busy fireman on the job. The first restaurants in the region opened in Chesterfield, MO in April of 2012, with more added since, and the whole plan aims to be completed over a nine-year span.
Michael Domico, area representative for the fast casual restaurant, told franchising.com “Firehouse Subs gives entrepreneurial hopefuls the opportunity to achieve their dreams.” Domico emphasizes that the Firehouse Subs brand helps franchises grow to sustain business for themselves, giving owners “overall marketing and operational support in their respective markets.” While these new franchisees may not be shirtless, chiseled firefighters, just picture one while eating a Firehouse Sub at one of these new locations.