As we pulled into the parking lot, we were surprised to notice a drive-through. This is the first Firehouse I've ever seen with a drive-through, and we later learned that it is one of only 5 locations to have one. As we stepped inside the restaurant, we were warmly greeted by several employees. The franchisee, Rusty, also came out and welcomed us to Firehouse Subs, and personally placed our order. I chose the Steak and Cheese Sub, which comes with onions, peppers, and mayo. I love that you can personalize your sub, and I was able to leave off the mushrooms and mustard.
C, who came with me, ordered her favorite from Firehouse; the Italian which comes with salami, pepperoni, ham, provolone, italian dressing, seasonings, and extra toppings (lettuce, tomato, etc.).
We each received a large sub, chips and drink. Every Firehouse Subs now features the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, which gives you over 120 drink options. I love this thing! I think the kids love Firehouse Subs almost as much for the drink machine, as for the subs :)
The subs also come with a pickle slice in each basket, which is really the perfect compliment to a sub. The meal was perfect, and we actually had plenty of leftovers. After a full day of traveling, I thought I would eat more, but half of a large sub did it for me.
After our meal, I asked Rusty about the history of Firehouse Subs, and found the story very interesting. Here's the basic story from the website:
I highly recommend any Firehouse Subs-you can't go wrong with the great food, clean restaurant, and the most friendly atmosphere and service I've ever seen. However, if you're in the Sarasota area, be sure to visit the Firehouse Subs on Bee Ridge Rd., because it really stands out-even among Firehouse Subs!!
Rusty gave me 3 gift cards for a giveaway, so 3 of my readers will have a chance to visit Firehouse Subs!
We're giving away 3 Firehouse Subs $10.00 Gift Cards!!a Rafflecopter giveaway