Firehouse Subs
#49 Franchise 500| Subs

Firehouse Subs
Subs

About
Founded

1994

Franchising Since

1995 (24 Years)

Corporate Address

12735 Gran Bay Pkwy., #150
Jacksonville, FL 32258

CEO

Don Fox

Parent Company

Firehouse of America LLC

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$160,583 - $995,985

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$80,000 - $150,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$20,000 - $20,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3-5%

Financing Options

Firehouse Subs has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

10% off first-unit franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

336 hours

Classroom Training:

35 hours

Additional Training:

Training restaurant

Number of Employees Required to Run:

18

Firehouse Subs is ranked #49 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen, both former firefighters, opened their first Firehouse Subs restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1994, and began franchising the concept just a year later. Each Firehouse Subs franchise is decorated with firefighting memorabilia and artwork, with a menu that features hot and cold subs and salads.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $160,583 High - $995,985
Units
+4.5%+49 UNITS (1 Year) +26.0%+234 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada

Franchise Articles

There's a Skilled Trade Labor Shortage. Can We Fix It?

How franchises are working to boost their workforce.

How Dubai Based Startup Uncle Fluffy Bakery Became A Global Franchise

The Uncle Fluffy brand now has the distinction of being franchised out to multiple geographies within three years of its existence, which makes one wonder of its secret sauce.

Licensing vs. Franchising: Which Path Is Right for You?

Here are three factors to help you determine how best to expand your business through franchising or licensing.

Being Laid Off was the Best Thing that Happened for This Travel Franchisee

How Sue Palenik turned a passion into a million-dollar business.

Want to Open a Business? Here Are 5 Reasons to Consider Franchising.

There's more than one way to become your own boss.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: October 7th, 2019