Restaurant chain says it will bring 300 jobs to southern Idaho
Officials of the Firehouse Subs national restaurant chain said it plans to open twelve restaurants throughout southern Idaho, in and near Boise, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. The first Firehouse Subs restaurant is scheduled to open in Boise later this spring. The company said more restaurants will open over the next few years. The chain plans to hire some 300 Idaho workers.
Known for its hearty, oversized portions and steaming hot subs, Firehouse Subs is a 600-unit fast-casual restaurant chain founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by former firefighting brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen.
According to a news release, "Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, the highest quality meats and cheeses piled higher, steaming hot subs, and its commitment to saving lives through the creation of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation."
In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given $5.7 million to hometown heroes in 36 states and Puerto Rico.
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