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Foodies and Friends Bring Third Firehouse Subs to Toronto

April 28, 2021 // Franchising.com // TORONTO, Ontario - Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its third location in Toronto, Ontario at 865 York Mills Road in Unit 6 on Wednesday, April 28, under the ownership of Franchisees Parth Patel and Pradiptya Banerjee. Firehouse Subs serves premium meats and cheeses steamed and piled high on a toasted sub roll, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments.

This is the 42nd Canadian location for the award-winning fast casual restaurant chain, which opened its first Ontario location in 2015. The location at the intersection of York Mills Road and Don Mills Road is the first restaurant Patel and Banerjee have opened together. The pair met as coworkers at a local bank in 2015, and quickly bonded over a love of food while visiting new and exciting restaurants together almost daily. When another coworker recommended they add the newest Firehouse Subs to their list, they quickly visited and were blown away by the experience. They became regular guests before realizing they were ready to open their own restaurant.

“The big welcome we received at Firehouse Subs Etobicoke was unlike any other experience we had during our explorations, and we knew this was the kind of restaurant we wanted to own ourselves,” said Patel.

“We know we’re surrounded by fellow food lovers and first responders around York Mills, so we cannot wait to bring them hot and hearty subs and unparalleled service,” said Banerjee. “We’re incredibly excited to show our guests what’s special about Firehouse Subs every day, just like when we experienced love at first bite.”

The new Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can order takeout service at the counter inside, over the phone or online, as well as through third-party delivery apps. These franchisees are dedicated to continuing Firehouse Subs’ commitment to helping public safety organizations through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada®, which has granted more than $1.2 million to hometown heroes throughout Ontario.

Founded by former firefighting brothers, the new restaurant décor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service through photos and equipment donated by local fire departments. It boasts a custom, hand-painted mural by Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas that features a panoramic view of Toronto including Graydon Hall Manor and a fire truck from North York Fire Department Number 87. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,195 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s wrath inspired Firehouse Subs founders, Chris and Robin Sorensen, to establish the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the U.S. Ten years later, with the opening of the first Canadian restaurant in 2015, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada was born with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment and education opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada has granted more than $1.2 million to hometown heroes in Ontario, along with more than $57 million in 49 of the United States and Puerto Rico through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Each restaurant recycles its 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.

SOURCE Firehouse Subs

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