The ribbon cutting was this morning and now Seth Grusenmeyer and his father David have opened their second Firehouse Subs franchise in the new strip center at the corner of Brown Street and Irving Avenue in Oakwood. This brand new strip center, developed by T.R. Routsong, currently houses a Saxby’s Coffee with a drive-thru, an Orange Leaf Yogurt under construction and a vapor electronic cigarette store that will be the final tenant in the four unit building. T.R. admits it’s taken a while to get the center open due to all the zoning issues, but shares that he’s “excited to have Seth & David operating a business that will be such a great addition to the community.” The opening of Firehouse Subs has created over 30 new jobs, mainly filled by young adults.
The Jacksonville, Florida based Firehouse is known for specializing in hot subs with large portions of premium meats and Sargento cheeses, “steamed” hot and placed atop fresh produce on a toasted sub roll. With over 16 sandwiches that average about $6 on the menu, and the option to create your own, theirs something for everyone. Salads and an award winning chili round out the menu.
Seth, who admits an addiction to hot sauce, shared that the chain is the largest user of Datil peppers in the country, and they sell their signature Captain Sorensen’s Datil Pepper Hot Sauce to compliment their subs. But don’t worry if that’s not the sauce for you, each of their stores features a variety of hot sauces, rated for heat, for their customers.
Firehouse Subs also offers catering with sub and salad platters available as well as box lunches available for groups of 10 or more.
Seth and his father, who is a retired fire fighter, had talked about starting a food business together and the firefighter theme, great menu and commitment to the community Firehouse Subs has just spoke to them.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to improving the life-saving capabilities of first responders and public safety organizations in communities served by Firehouse Subs by providing funding, resources and support. The eatery raises money for their foundation with:
In-restaurant Donation Canisters – Drop your spare change into the acrylic donation canister between the registers at any Firehouse Subs restaurant.
Round Up – “Round Up” your credit card or cash purchase to the nearest dollar every time you visit a Firehouse Subs.
Pickle Buckets – Purchase a recycled five-gallon pickle bucket for only $2 each. All proceeds benefit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Use the pickle buckets for painting, gardening, washing the car, or anything else you can think of.