Local Entrepreneur Returns Home, Partners with Brother to Open Firehouse Subs in Kernersville, North Carolina
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Local Entrepreneur Returns Home, Partners with Brother to Open Firehouse Subs in Kernersville, North Carolina

October 16, 2019 // Franchising.com // KERNERSVILLE, N.C. - Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first location in Kernersville at 1020 S. Main St., Suite B. The restaurant will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, October 15, under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisee Keith Hamm. Firehouse Subs serves premium meats and cheeses steamed and piled high on a toasted sub roll, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments. In addition to its signature subs, the restaurant offers a variety of catering options from sandwich and dessert platters to salads and snacks to fuel any occasion.

This is the first Firehouse Subs restaurant for Hamm. A native of eastern Carolina and University of North Carolina at Greensboro alumni, Hamm had been looking to move back to North Carolina from Washington D.C. after a decade away. He became a fan of his local Firehouse Subs and its commitment to service, and partnered with brother Trevor Hamm for his first location.

“I’ve always enjoyed helping others and finding ways to make a difference,” Hamm said. “I’m honored to be able to do that as a family-run business with Firehouse Subs and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in Kernersville.”

Hamm is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has granted more than $1.6 million in North Carolina. A portion of every sale at any Firehouse Subs in the U.S. benefits the Foundation, allowing the Foundation to achieve its mission of providing lifesaving equipment, funding and education to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.

The Kernersville Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. It will offer third-party delivery and in-house catering services to accommodate occasions of all sizes, from office meetings to family gatherings.

Founded by former firefighting brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, the restaurant décor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service with gear and photos donated by local fire departments. The restaurant boasts a custom, hand-painted mural by Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas, paying homage to Kernersville and the Hamm family. The mural features a look at the past and present with Kernersville Fire Department fire engines from 1977 and modern day. Hamm’s mother, a bakery owner, is also featured handing a cake to a firefighter. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,170 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. The 501(c)(3) Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $46 million to hometown heroes in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Each restaurant recycles five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $3 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.

Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit https://www.firehousesubs.com.

About Firehouse Subs

Celebrating 25 years of business in 2019, Firehouse Subs® is a fast casual restaurant chain with a passion for Hearty and Flavorful Food, Heartfelt Service and Public Safety. Founded in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot subs, steamed and piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses and its commitment to saving lives through the establishment of the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation and the restaurant is built upon a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for generously serving food and community. This year, Firehouse of America, LLC (franchisor for the brand) will donate a portion of all purchases at U.S. Firehouse Subs restaurants to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, resulting in a minimum donation of one million dollars. Firehouse Subs is consistently recognized as one of the leading brands in the U.S. among consumers. Newsweek recently named Firehouse Subs No. 1 in the fast casual restaurant industry on its 2019 list of America’s Best Customer Service Brands. In 2018, Firehouse Subs was named the No. 1 brand in the restaurant industry that “Supports Local Community Activities” and ranks No. 1 among Fast Casual brands in “Food Quality” and “Taste and Flavor” in Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics rankings. Firehouse Subs was also named No. 2 in “America’s Favorite Fast Casual Chain” rankings by Technomic Ignite.

Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit https://www.firehousesubs.com.

Firehouse Subs Quick Facts:

- More than 1,170 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and non-traditional locations

- $46+ million granted to public safety organizations via Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®

- Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.

- 175+ sparkling and still beverage options offered through Coca-Cola Freestyle® fountain in every Firehouse Subs restaurant

  • Including top-selling exclusive Firehouse Subs recipes, Cherry Lime-Aid™, Cherry Lime-Aid™ Light and Sparkling Cherry Lime-Aid™, served with fresh squeezed lime

- Firehouse Rewards program offers points for free items, free birthday subs and more on Google Play and the App Store

- Top-Selling Signature Subs

• Hook & Ladder® Sub

  • Piled high with smoked turkey breast and Virginia honey ham smothered with Monterey Jack cheese
  • Served “Fully Involved” with mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and a kosher dill pickle on the side

• Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket™

  • Loaded with USDA choice beef brisket smoked for up to 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

- Bring the heat with our hot sauce bar featuring 25+ 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.

SOURCE Firehouse Subs

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