Local Restaurateur Brings the Heat with First Firehouse Subs® in Flagstaff, Arizona
July 06, 2021 // Franchising.com // FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Firehouse Subs® announces the grand opening of its first location in Flagstaff, Arizona. The restaurant, located at 2619 S. Woodlands Blvd., will open its doors to the public on Monday, July 5, 2021 under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisee Michelle Shrader. The Flagstaff restaurant is Michelle’s second Firehouse Subs location, and the 40th location in the state of Arizona.
Shrader opened her first Firehouse Subs in Show Low, Arizona in 2016, and brings with her extensive restaurant and real estate experience. She was looking for an opportunity to own her own franchise when she tried Firehouse Subs for the first time in Missouri, where she lived at the time. The brand’s hot and hearty subs and dedication to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation brought her back to Arizona.
“I lived in Arizona years ago and always loved it. I had always wanted to open a location in Flagstaff, so it’s an exciting opportunity to be here and within walking distance of Northern Arizona University,” said Shrader. “It was also important to me to be a part of a franchise community that gives back, so the Foundation is something that I also am proud to support, and am confident our new guests in Flagstaff will be proud of it as well.”
Shrader is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted nearly $2.3 million in Arizona. 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 Flagstaff Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 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. Two dedicated parking spaces for guests picking up Rapid Rescue To Go Orders will be available, in addition to a curbside parking spot. Additionally, in-house catering services are also offered to guests to accommodate occasions of all sizes, from office meetings to family gatherings.
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 iconic Route 66 and local firefighting heroes extinguishing a fire on Elden Mountain. 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 $57 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.
SOURCE Firehouse Subs
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