Former Information Technology Engineer Opens Second Firehouse Subs® in Los Angeles
January 07, 2021 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - Firehouse Subs® announces the grand opening of its second location in Los Angeles at Wateridge Center at Ladera Heights. The restaurant marks the 27th Firehouse Subs location in the greater Los Angeles area, and is located at 5035 W. Slauson Ave. in Unit E. The new Firehouse Subs will open its doors to the public on Saturday, December 19 under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisee Gaurav Sandhu.
This is the first Firehouse Subs for Gaurav and his business partner and father, Rajpal Sandhu. Gaurav brings a passion for hospitality after a career in Information Technology. He was an early fan of Firehouse Subs when it expanded to Southern California, and has been looking forward to sharing the brand’s hot and hearty subs and dedication to public safety ever since.
“I am really passionate about being a part of Firehouse Subs, and the opportunity to help grow the brand as I serve my community,” said Gaurav. “This is a new and exciting chapter that I’ve been working towards for a long time, and I couldn’t be more honored that I’m finally able to introduce Firehouse Subs to new guests in Ladera Heights.”
The Los Angeles Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The restaurant will offer steamed-to-perfection subs to go via online ordering through the Firehouse Subs app or website, call-in phone orders or takeout service at the counter inside. Third-party delivery and in-house catering services are also offered to guests to accommodate occasions of all sizes, from office meetings to family gatherings.
Gaurav is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted more than $1.3 million in California. 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.
Firehouse Subs serves a variety of hot specialty subs, piled high with premium meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh daily in-restaurant and steamed together to bring out the ingredients’ natural flavors, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments. In addition to its signature subs, the restaurant offers a variety of catering options from sandwich and dessert platters to salads and snacks to fuel any occasion.
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 a scenic overlook in Ladera Heights and local firefighting heroes. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,190 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.
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.
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