General Manager to Multi-Unit Franchisee - Husband and Wife Open First Firehouse Subs® in Lawrenceburg, In.
Restaurant Features the Brand’s New Community Design and Drive-Thru
July 06, 2021 // Franchising.com // LAWRENCEBURG, In. - Firehouse Subs® announces the grand opening of its first location in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The restaurant, located at 1201 W. Eads Parkway, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisees Christopher Baker and Kaitlyn Baker.
This is the fifth restaurant for the couple and the 11th Firehouse Subs location across the greater Cincinnati area. No stranger to the restaurant industry, Christopher Baker has been working in restaurants his entire life. He began as a General Manager with the Houston Road Firehouse Subs, now known as Turfway Firehouse Subs, in Florence, Kentucky when it opened its door to the public in 2011. Growing with the brand, Christopher had big dreams to open his own restaurant someday and when the opportunity to acquire four local Firehouse Subs restaurants presented itself, he and Kaitlyn sped up their five year plan and within six month opened their first Firehouse Subs restaurant in Highland Heights. Today, they now own four locations and are eager to open their fifth restaurant in Lawrenceburg.
“We are really excited to bring our hearty and lifesaving subs to Lawrenceburg,” said Christopher Baker. “Firehouse Subs gave me an opportunity to be a franchisee when maybe no one else would have. I have always dreamed of owning my own restaurants and I had a reputation for great operations as a General Manager with Firehouse Subs- I think the brand really trusted me. It’s my greatest honor to offer delicious subs to the Lawrenceburg community, while giving back to our local heroes through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.”
The Bakers are dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted nearly $1.2 million in Indiana. 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 Lawrenceburg 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.
The restaurant will feature a drive-thru and 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 at FirehouseSubs.com 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 local ski destination, Perfect North Slopes, with firefighters and the Lawrenceburg High School tiger snowboarding down the mountain. 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 $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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