Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first location in Stockton on August 16, 2016. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain serves premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia.
This Firehouse Subs restaurant is located at 7860 West Lane and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is the first restaurant for local owner Ruben Espinoza, who is excited to bring the fire to Stockton.
Firehouse Subs offers medium and large hot specialty subs, including the number one selling Hook & Ladder® sub, served with smoked turkey breast and Virginia honey ham smothered with Monterey Jack cheese. Other top sellers include the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket™ loaded with USDA choice beef brisket smoked for at least 16 hours in an authentic Texas smokehouse and topped with melted cheddar cheese and a special combination of sauces, including Sweet Baby Ray’s® Barbecue Sauce. Additionally, each restaurant offers an assortment of 50+ complimentary hot sauces, including Captain Sorensen’s® Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, named in honor of the founding brothers’ father, Rob Sorensen, a 43-year retired fire captain. Firehouse Subs also offers low calorie options on its Under 500 Calories menu, including of six subs and four copped salads.
Firehouse Subs restaurants boast custom, hand-painted murals that pay tribute to the local community. The Stockton mural depicts the Stockton Fire Department in front of the town’s main attraction, Weber Point. Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas and his team paint every mural from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas has painted more than 1,005 murals.
The touch-screen operated Coca-Cola Freestyle® fountain is available in every restaurant and offers 120+ sparkling and still beverage brands with 70+ regular and low-calorie options. Choices include the top selling non-carbonated fountain drink Cherry Lime-Aid™, Cherry Lime-Aid™ Light and the newest variety, Sparkling Cherry Lime-Aid™, all exclusive original recipes by Firehouse Subs, served with fresh squeezed lime.
Launched in 2015, the Firehouse Rewards digital loyalty program offers guests an opportunity to earn and redeem points for each restaurant visit through a smartphone app. Once registered, guests can use the app to redeem their points for items such as a free medium sub on their birthday and more. The free app is available on Google Play and the App Store.In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Many first responders make do with older equipment and have limited or no access to needed resources. The 501(c)(3) Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $20 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $374,900 in California. Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the nonprofit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.