Local Team of Restaurateurs Bring the Heat with First Firehouse Subs® in Monaca
Restaurant Features the Brand’s New Community Design
June 30, 2021 // Franchising.com // MONACA, Pa - Firehouse Subs® announces the grand opening of its first location in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The restaurant, located at 100 Beaver Valley Mall Blvd. #2, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisees Bob Gregg, Diane Gregg, Matt Liggett and Kelly Liggett. This is the third restaurant for each of these business partners, their second venture together and the eighth Firehouse Subs location across the greater Pittsburgh area. The Liggetts opened their first Firehouse Subs restaurant in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, in 2012. As the local Area Representatives, Matt Liggett has worked over the years to identify and mentor new franchisees to develop the area, now totaling 19 restaurants.
The Greggs opened their first Firehouse Subs restaurant in Mentor, Ohio, in 2014. Diane brings more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry to the franchise. The brand’s mission and commitment to public safety and providing lifesaving equipment to first responders through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation drew the couple in, as Bob has been a volunteer firefighter with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years. The Liggetts and the Greggs previously opened their first restaurant together in Boardman, Ohio in 2019, making this location in Monaca their second restaurant as business partners.
“We are really excited to bring our hearty and lifesaving subs to a new town,” said Matthew Liggett. “Public safety and heartfelt service is at the core of the Firehouse Subs brand. Over the years, we’ve been able to give back in a big way thanks to our guests and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. We’re looking forward to that support continuing to grow with our new Monaca location.”
These restaurateurs are dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted nearly $1.1 million in Pennsylvania. 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.
The Monaca Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. It will offer steamed-to-perfection subs to go via online ordering through the Firehouse Subs app or website, call-in phone orders, third-party delivery or Rapid Rescue To Go® takeout service at the counter inside. Additionally, in-house catering services are also offered to guests to accommodate occasions of all sizes, from office meetings to family gatherings. Following local guidelines, the dining room will be open at limited capacity, and outdoor dining will be available.
The restaurant will feature the brand’s new Community Design, which features enhancements made to provide a better Firehouse Subs experience for guests, in addition to a new back-of-the-house layout with a more efficient flow for Firehouse Subs crew members. The updated design of this new location has a repositioned ordering area and a designated space for Rapid Rescue To Go® orders made online or through the Firehouse Subs app, in addition to demonstrating the brand’s commitment to community, first responders, heartfelt service and quality food that satisfies.
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 the Shell Cracker Plant and Center Township firetruck with a firefighter carrying a Firehouse Subs pickle bucket. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,200 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 $60 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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