My family visited Firehouse Subs in Lewisville, TX today and had a great time. It is a fast-casual sub shop in the DFW area and throughout the U.S. It was founded by former firefighters and that have decades of firefighting heritage in their family. Each restaurant has special touches from that community's local fire department to honor hometown heroes. This was our first visit and my favorite part of the visit was their attention to detail. Their "Firehouse" theme is complete with firehouse decor, fire hats for kids, and a commitment to donating funds to our local fire stations. They also pay close attention to using high quality ingredients that are prepared fresh daily for the subs.
Let me start off by showing you some photos that I took inside of the restaurant. Check out the decorations on the wall:
The Italian sub is my personal favorite. It reminds me of the Hook & Ladder, but zestier. It has Genoa salami, pepperoni, ham, melted provolone, Italian dressing, seasonings, and is "Fully Involved". This is their #2 seller. Their Italian sub is better than any other competitor Italian sub that I've ever tried.
The last sub that we tried was the meatball sub. The meatball sub comes with 5 large meatballs and seasonings such as oregano, basil, and Parmesan. The warmed up bread is amazing! This is a sub that they are well known for. As I mentioned earlier, they don't skimp on their sandwiches. We had to eat this with a fork because they stuffed it so full.
Finally, while the Firehouse theme looks cool, I wanted to know if they do anything for firefighters. I was surprised when they told me about their serious commitment to fire stations, including ones in the DFW area. They have donated $5.7 MILLION to fire stations! This includes $425,000+ to fire stations in Texas. I love that we have a local business that is helping out our communities, especially during this bad economy. Actually, even though the economy hasn't been great, Firehouse Subs has been doing really well. They have 17 locations in Texas and are building 10 new ones next year. People in DFW love Firehouse Subs!
We definitely plan to visit Firehouse Subs again because our entire family loves this shop. Since we have an energetic toddler, we like fast-casual restaurants where they have good quality food and bring the food to your table. We also like that they are child-friendly with the food options and the fun little fireman hat. (My toddler is really into Fireman Sam so he calls it "Fireman Sam's restaurant")
PS - Check out this campaign that they have going on in case you have a fun idea!
"Firehouse Subs is donating $1 to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for every photo of a pickle bucket posted to Instagram, the Firehouse Subs Facebook page, Twitter, or Pinterest with #BucketsSaveLives from December 31, 2012 - February 10, 2013 to help first responders get the equipment they need to protect and save lives.
You can also check out the #BucketsSaveLives video we'll be releasing to the public on 12/31 here."
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