Firehouse Subs opens first location in New Iberia and launches new restaurant design in Louisiana

Firehouse Subs franchisees, left to right: Calvin Hoge, Heather Pitts and Brian Hoge.

Firehouse Subs opens first location in New Iberia and launches new restaurant design in LouisianaNew Iberia, LA ( Fire station submarines® is pleased to announce the grand opening of its very first Community Design restaurant in Louisiana. Located in New Iberia at 901 S. Lewis Street, the new restaurant, owned by Calvin Hoge, Heather Pitts and Brian Hoge, is the brand’s first establishment in Iberia Parish.

The father-daughter-son trio opened their first Firehouse Subs restaurant in Alexandria in 2019 and acquired two more locations in Lafayette and Carencro in 2020. Prior to becoming a franchisee, Calvin Hoge served the US Air Force as a pilot of hunt for two decades, Heathers Pitts was a nurse practitioner for over 10 years and Brian Hoge worked in the auto insurance industry.

“We’re excited to open our fourth Firehouse Subs restaurant as a family and show the New Iberia community what they’ve been missing,” said Cal Hoge. “It is a joy to work with my daughter Heather and my son Brian, and we hope our restaurant becomes a place where other families can come together and make memories.

“Our restaurant will be the first in the great state of Louisiana to feature the new community design concept and we’re excited to be able to welcome guests to enjoy the new design and our hot and filling subs,” said Heather Pitts. “We’re also looking forward to making an even greater impact by supporting local first responders with the portion of every purchase that benefits the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.” “

The new Community Design restaurant concept features improvements to provide a better dining experience for customers, in addition to a new layout at the rear of the house with more efficient flow for crew members. The updated design of this new location has a repositioned command area and designated area for Rapid Rescue To Go® orders placed through the Firehouse Subs app or website. The space also demonstrates the brand’s commitment to the community, first responders, genuine service, and quality food that satisfies.

Featuring a drive-thru window, New Iberia Firehouse Subs restaurant opens at 10:30 am and closes at 9:00 pm, seven days a week. The restaurant offers subs for online ordering, phone ordering, delivery by a third party or the take-out service at the counter inside.

These franchisees are dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.®, which awarded more than $ 38,700 in the greater Lafayette region. A portion of every purchase at any Firehouse Subs in the United States benefits the Foundation to help them achieve their mission of providing lifesaving equipment and resources to first responders and public safety organizations across the country. .

Firehouse Subs serves a variety of hot specialties, filled with premium meats and cheeses that are sliced ​​daily at the restaurant and steamed to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and specialties. condiments. In addition to its signature subs, the restaurant offers a variety of dining options ranging from platters of sandwiches and desserts to salads and snacks to fuel any occasion.

Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s decor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service with material and photos donated by local fire departments. It has a custom mural hand-painted by chief mural artist Joe Puskas, featuring a black and white scene of an old fire truck sitting in front of the old Iberia fire company. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted over 1,205 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2005, the founders of Firehouse Subs established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with a mission to provide funds, rescue equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. The 501 (c) (3) Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $ 62.5 million to local heroes in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Each restaurant recycles five gallon buckets of pickles, offered to patrons for a $ 3 donation to the Foundation. Donation boxes on register counters explain the nonprofit’s mission and collect change, while the Round Up program allows guests to “round” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.

About Firehouse Subs

Fire station submarines® is a chain of restaurants with a passion for hearty and tasty cuisine, genuine service and public safety. Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand founded on decades of fire and police service, hot and hearty subs piled high with meats and highest quality cheeses and his commitment to saving lives on through the establishment of the nonprofit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation and the brand is a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for generously serving food and community. For the third year in a row, based on recent consumption data from Technomic Insight, Firehouse Subs has been named the # 1 restaurant industry brand that “supports local community activities”. This year, the Firehouse of America and Firehouse Subs suppliers will jointly donate a portion of purchases made at Firehouse Subs stores to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of rescue equipment, with a minimum donation of $ 1 million.

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Fast facts:

  • Over 1,205 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and non-traditional locations
  • Over $ 62.5 million awarded to public safety organizations through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®
  • Based in Jacksonville, Florida.

EmmaJean Livingston
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