Firehouse Subs® Sets Sights on Seattle and Tacoma Expansion
Since its founding more than 25 years ago, the more than 1,180-unit restaurant franchise has built a loyal following of fans and one of the strongest franchising teams in the business. Currently, Firehouse Subs is expanding its footprint across the Pacific Northwest and looking to grow in strategic markets for restaurant franchise opportunities such as Seattle and Tacoma, among others across Washington.
“Seattle and Tacoma restaurant franchise opportunities are a really strong fit for Firehouse Subs,” said Brent Greenwood, Director of Franchise Development for Firehouse Subs. “We have a fantastic support system in place for new franchisees led by Area Representative Maryellen Mech, one of the best in our system. Our business model and proprietary technology continue to meet the needs of our franchisees and we've seen really strong sales despite COVID. We expect that to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Our technology-driven model that focuses on community has helped set our brand ahead of competition. Additionally, Washington’s unparalleled metropolitan development and economic boom translates to opportunities for prime real estate, making a Seattle and Tacoma restaurant franchise opportunity a great investment. Firehouse Subs has a team to assist in real estate and construction that uses market knowledge and data-driven real estate assessment methodology to identify the best trade areas in any market that fit the brand’s customer profile.
“We are looking for qualified franchise partners that are capable team builders and that want to be an important part of the community in which they operate,” said Greenwood. “Firehouse Subs prioritizes franchise partner success, providing a high level of support and training to ensure that every franchisee can remain focused customer service and making the best sandwiches, while hiring and retaining top talent and also meeting the needs of the community it serves.”
Nationally, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $51 million in funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations in the communities where local restaurants are located. Locally, individual franchisees recycle five-gallon pickle buckets and make them available to customers for a $3 donation to the Foundation. Additionally, donation canisters on register counters collect spare change and the Round Up Program encourages guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar, all benefitting the Foundation.
“Firehouse Subs is an amazing brand that enables franchisees to fulfill their entrepreneurial and small business ownership aspirations,” said Mech. “While we have an incredible product, best-in-class support and an amazing philanthropic mission – we will always be in the people business first.”
From its corporate support systems to its simplified business model, the entire Firehouse Subs franchise system is designed to position local franchise owners for success. With a strong brand identity, excellent franchise relationships, and a passionate executive leadership team, the brand also boasts an affordable average initial investment of approximately $350,000 for a single restaurant, depending on the real estate selected in Seattle and Pacific Northwest region.