Former Local Police Officer Opens First Firehouse Subs® in Lancaster, Ohio
December 09, 2021 // Franchising.com // LANCASTER, Ohio - Firehouse Subs® is planting roots in Lancaster, Ohio with the grand opening of its first restaurant, located at 845 North Memorial Drive. The Lancaster Firehouse Subs opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 under the ownership of former police officer and multi-unit franchisee Troy Jones.
With over six years of experience as a Firehouse Subs restaurateur, Jones is no stranger to the Firehouse Subs brand. This is his second restaurant and the ninth Firehouse Subs location in the greater Columbus area. After experiencing the hearty and flavorful subs Firehouse Subs had to offer while on a business trip in Arkansas, it was love at first bite for Jones. As a former police officer who served the Dresden, Ohio and Frazeysburg, Ohio communities for over four years, heartfelt service and public service is at his core. Having the ability to support local first responders through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has been the cherry on top of being a Firehouse Subs franchisee. Jones opened his first restaurant in Newark, Ohio in 2015 and now, he is excited to bring the brand to Lancaster.
“The first time I ever experienced a meal at Firehouse Subs, I was hooked. I am passionate about the hearty meals we provide our guests and can’t wait to get to know my guests,” said Troy Jones. “I know first hand what challenges our first responders face and am honored to support the Lancaster community through my restaurant and the Foundation.”
Troy is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted more than $3.2 million in Ohio. A portion of every purchase 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 Lancaster Firehouse Subs restaurant, located at the heart of Route 33 on Memorial Drive, is open from 10 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. The restaurant will have two dedicated to-go parking spots. 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 historic buildings such as General John Sherman’s original home, as well as a Lancaster Fire Truck and Jones’ three kids and their family dog. 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 $62.5 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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