Firehouse Subs

The Firehouse Subs franchise was founded in 1994 and began franchising in 1995. It was founded in Jacksonville, Florida, by two former firefighters, Robin and Chris Sorensen. Since its founding, the brand has grown to over 1,200 locations across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The brand's menu includes specialty subs that take inspiration from the firehouse. For example,  a customer can order subs named Engineer, Hook and Ladder, and Firehouse Hero. The brand is a nationally recognized leading fast-casual concept that allows franchise owners the opportunity to provide communities with quality subs. If this sounds appealing to you, then you should consider looking into the Firehouse Sub franchise. 

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Firehouse Subs Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


When you think of firefighters, the first thought that comes to mind may be heroic. But have you ever considered combining these heroes with a sub shop? This is where the Firehouse Sub franchise comes in. The franchise was founded in 1994 and began franchising a year later. Two former firefighters, Robin and Chris Sorensen, founded the fast-casual concept in Jacksonville, Florida. Since then, the brand has expanded to over 1,200 locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Customers can enjoy subs that are inspired by the firehouse. For example, you can order subs called Engineer, Hook and Ladder, and Firehouse Hero. To find the best locations that will add to their franchise owner's success, the brand calculates the location's potential, profitability, and investment. You will also work with the franchise's leadership team and a real estate broker to pick the right location and negotiate terms with the property owner. Franchise owners enjoy a proven system that streamlines the franchise opportunity by combining strategy and creativity to help you succeed. The franchise owner can also enjoy the franchise's marketing campaign that will get customers to your store. The brand strives to live by its motto "Our Way Beats Their Way," which sets them apart from the competition and applies to every aspect of the business. Additionally, it is known for its focus on exceptional customer service and innovative products. If you are looking to work with a nationally recognized franchise that offers quality subs to communities, then the Firehouse Subs franchise is for you. 

Company Details

Founded: 1994
First franchise: 1995
Canada: Yes
International: Yes (Puerto Rico)
Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida 

Support and Training Offered By Firehouse Subs

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect assistance with site selection, on-the job training, and classroom training to provide you with everything you need to know about running the franchise. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Firehouse Subs Franchise.

What does a Firehouse Subs Franchise Cost?

Firehouse Subs franchise fees for 2022:

Liquid Cash Requirement: $80,000 - $100,000
Initial investments: $92,255 - $824,846
Net-worth Requirement: $300,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Initial Franchise Fee: $20,000

Is Firehouse Subs a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Firehouse Subs is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Firehouse Subs a Home Based franchise?

No. Firehouse Subs is not a home based franchise opportunity.

Is Firehouse Subs Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Firehouse Subs franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Firehouse Subs Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Firehouse Subs franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

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Home Based Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Firehouse Subs Franchises for Sale

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