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Firehouse Subs Opens In Des Moines, Iowa


Dec 27, 2015

Fast-casual franchise Firehouse Subs recently opened a new location in Des Moines, Iowa. The store is on Ingersoll Avenue and is owned by franchisee Jeff Kelderman, who already owns another location in the city on Merle Hay Road. Kelderman is also planning to open another store in West Des Moines on Paradise Pointe.

The Ingersoll store is part of a newly built retail building that has other tenants opening early next year. Firehouse Subs Ingersoll will be open from Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

About Firehouse Subs Franchise Opportunity: 

Former firefighters Chris and Robin Sorensen started Firehouse Subs in Jacksonville, Florida. The franchise business is known for its sandwiches being made using a unique steam method that seals in the flavors from the meats and cheeses. Other items on the menu include salads, chips, chili, cookies and brownies, and there is also a full menu for kids.

Its locations offer a family-friendly atmosphere with a firefighter theme and some equipment throughout. Currently, there are more than 900 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico. The first international location opened in Ontario, Canada, in October of 2015. 

Firehouse Subs food franchise has received many industry accolades, including being named the top fast-casual restaurant chain by Restaurant Business Magazine. In 2015, Firehouse Subs was part of the Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales, Top 10 Fastest Growers by Sales, and Top 10 Fastest Growers by Units in Franchise Times, and the franchise business also received the Restaurant Breakthrough Award from Hospitality Technology.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, a non-profit operated by the franchiser, was established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to help support first responders and local heroes. To date, the foundation has given $15 million to hometown heroes, impacting more than 1,000 communities and benefiting more than 1,000 organizations. Customers can donate change or round up credit card purchases at Firehouse Subs locations to donate. The franchise chain also sells its recycle pickle buckets for $2 each, all of which goes toward the foundation.

This top franchise opportunity is currently looking for franchisees as part of its controlled growth plan. Opportunities are available in several states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, and New York.

Firehouse Subs Franchisee Requirements

The Firehouse Subs franchise process can take from six to twelve months, depending on the site selection. The initial franchise fee is $20,000, and the total investment ranges from $131,150 to $928,405. A qualified franchisee will have at least $80,000 available to invest and a credit score of at least 650. Firehouse Subs also looks for franchisees who are interested in being an active part of their local community and are ready to devote themselves to the business.

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