Firehouse Subs® Introduces Exclusive Pickle Bucket Candles in Honor of National Pickle Day
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Firehouse Subs® Introduces Exclusive Pickle Bucket Candles in Honor of National Pickle Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 9, 2020 // PRNewswire // - In honor of National Pickle Day on Saturday, November 14, Firehouse Subs® is dill-ighted to introduce a limited amount of exclusive Firehouse Subs Pickle Bucket Candles. Pickle lovers will have a chance to claim the unique candle for free at noon EST on National Pickle Day at FirehouseSubs.com/pickle-day*. The 13-ounce, pickle-scented candles are inspired by the brand's iconic red pickle buckets, which are sold for $3 in all 1,180 Firehouse Subs restaurants to benefit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®.

Red five-gallon Firehouse Subs Pickle Buckets are filled to the brim with approximately 300 fresh dill pickle spears and delivered to Firehouse Subs restaurants to be served alongside the brand's signature hot and hearty sandwiches. Once emptied, fans of Firehouse then purchase the buckets and use them for a variety of crafts and DIY projects like gardening, fermentation and homemade drums.

"Firehouse Subs guests love the look, low cost and life-saving aspect of our five-gallon pickle buckets, but we suspect many of them secretly love the pickle smell that's inevitably leftover once the buckets have served their original purpose," said Firehouse Subs Chief Pickle Officer Don Fox. "For National Pickle Day, we wanted to give pickle lovers across the country the chance to relish in their favorite scent with a free, one-of-a-kind Firehouse Subs Pickle Bucket Candle."

The Firehouse Subs Pickle Bucket was an idea homegrown by Firehouse Subs Area Representative and Franchisee Mike Pietrzyk in 2009 to create another opportunity to raise funds for the Foundation. In 2019, pickle bucket sales resulted in more than $630,000 raised to help the Foundation's mission of impacting the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities. To purchase a Firehouse Subs Pickle Bucket, visit your local Firehouse Subs.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded 15 years ago following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when Firehouse Subs founders Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen traveled to Mississippi to provide food to first responders and survivors. As they traveled back to Florida, they knew they could do more, and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing lifesaving equipment, prevention education and resources to first responders and public safety organizations. Today, the non-profit organization has granted more than $53 million in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., who are 16 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts 11/14/20 at 12:00 pm EST and ends on 11/15/20 at 11:59 pm EST (or when all prizes are awarded, whichever is earlier). Odds depend on number of entries received. Sponsored by Firehouse Subs System Fund, Inc., 12735 Gran Bay Parkway, Suite 150, Jacksonville, Florida 32258. See FirehouseSubs.com/pickle-day for complete Official Rules.

About Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs® is a fast-casual restaurant chain with a passion for hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service and public safety. Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot and hearty subs piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses and its commitment to saving lives through the establishment of the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation and the brand is a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for generously serving food and community. This year, Firehouse of America and Firehouse Subs suppliers will together donate a portion of purchases at Firehouse Subs locations to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of lifesaving equipment, with a minimum donation of $1 million. Firehouse Subs is consistently recognized as one of the leading brands in the U.S. among consumers. Based on recent Technomic Ignite consumer data, Firehouse Subs is currently ranked America’s No. 1 Favorite Fast-Casual Chain, America’s No. 1 Favorite Sandwich Chain and America’s No. 4 Favorite Chain overall. In In 2019, Firehouse Subs was named the No. 1 brand in the restaurant industry that "Supports Local Community Activities" and ranked No. 1 among Fast Casual brands in the categories of Food Quality, Taste and Flavor, and Service and Hospitality in Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics rankings.

Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit https://www.firehousesubs.com.

Quick Facts:

  • More than 1,180 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and non-traditional locations
  • $53+ million granted to public safety organizations via Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®
  • Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.

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