Firehouse Subs Franchise

Fast-casual restaurant chain Firehouse Subs serves hot specialty subs, salads, and other seasonal food items.

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Firehouse Subs Franchise Opportunity

Firehouse Subs provides franchisees with ongoing marketing and advertising support, thorough training, operations support, and periodic business counseling.

Firehouse Subs Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Firehouse Subs conducted their franchise review in April 2022, and collected feedback from 52% of the active franchisees (265).

Highlights include:

  • 84% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” they enjoy being part of the organization. 
  • 82% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” to feeling supported by fellow franchisees. 
  • 86% of franchisees are likely to recommend the brand to others.
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Firehouse Subs
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: May 2022
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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  • Self-Evaluation

Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Firehouse Subs does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Firehouse Subs for free.

Firehouse Subs Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • In the past year to 18 months I have seen an improvement from senior management in allowing franchisees to be innovative.

    Ronald, Multi-Unit Owner, Very Small Market (under 50,000 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI
  • I think Fire Academy is a first class [training] program and does make it easier to train employees. I also like the process for rolling out new products and operational changes.

    Jim, Multi-Unit Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population) and Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population)

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    FSI
  • A great company that values its people and franchisees.

    Paul, Single Unit Owner, Major Metro (500,000+ population)

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    FSI

Franchising with Firehouse Subs

Key Benefits

Firehouse Subs franchise owners provide second-to-none sub sandwiches and a commitment to the communities they serve. Surpassing 1,000 locations in the U.S., With an ever-growing history of innovative products, a focus on exceptional customer service, and a one-of-a-kind brand identity, Firehouse Subs is committed to building profit for franchisees. Franchisees receive extensive training in programs and operating systems to help build their business. 

Marketing Support

You will receive marketing and advertising support (emphasizing a neighborhood-marketing methodology) through your Area Representative (AR), our advertising agency, and Firehouse Sub’s corporate marketing staff. Led by your Area Representative, you and the other franchisees in the local market will work collaboratively to execute marketing programs at the market level (national programs may also be required by FOA). In addition, you’ll benefit from ongoing training, research and development of new products, regular dialogues with your AR, operations support and periodic business counseling.

Contact Information
  • Corporate Address:
    3410 Kori Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Phone #: 877.887.8330

Firehouse Subs Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $131,150 - $928,405
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed).

    $300,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $90,000

Firehouse Subs Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Food
2020 Top Food
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Food

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Fast-casual restaurant chain Firehouse Subs serves hot specialty subs, salads, and other seasonal food items.

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  • Cash Required: $90,000
  • Net Worth Required: $300,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $131,150 - $928,405
  • Franchising Since: 1995
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 1135

Available Markets

USA United States:

CA, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NY, WA

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