Local Restaurateur Opens First Firehouse Subs® At Universal CityWalk
Restaurant Features the Brand’s New Community Design
October 05, 2021 // Franchising.com // UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Firehouse Subs ® announces the grand opening of its first location at Universal CityWalk Hollywood in Universal City, California. This is the fifth Firehouse Subs franchise restaurant to open for Franchisee Ed Bedigian, who became totally hooked on Firehouse Subs’ quality of food after just one bite and is thrilled to open the first restaurant location at Universal CityWalk.
“It’s a whirlwind and a dream come true to finally bring the Firehouse Subs brand to Universal CityWalk,” said Ed Bedigian. “It’s a new experience and I believe our guests will be excited to see us here. I’m really looking forward to serving our hearty and lifesaving subs to new guests and can’t wait to explore the unique opportunities we can be a part of, while giving back to our local heroes through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.”
Bedigian is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted nearly $1.5 million in California. A portion of every purchase at any Firehouse Subs in the U.S. benefits the Foundation, achieving its mission of providing lifesaving equipment, funding and education to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.
The Firehouse Subs restaurant at Universal CityWalk Hollywood is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. It will offer steamed-to-perfection subs for dine in or to go via online ordering through the Firehouse Subs app or website, call-in phone orders, 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.
This unique, all-outdoor-dining restaurant location will feature the brand’s new Community Design, which includes 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. The space also demonstrates 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 Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Police Station, located on the Universal lot near the Firehouse Subs restaurant. 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.
SOURCE Firehouse Subs
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