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The new Loretto Road Firehouse Subs restaurant features a strategically designed kitchen layout, complete with updated steamer and toaster equipment that aims to be more efficient, improve the speed of service and elevate product quality.

Firehouse Subs unveils new kitchen design at newest restaurant in Jacksonville

Local non-profit Hubbard House awarded $11,320 grant for lifesaving equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Firehouse Subs has unveiled a new kitchen design at its newest Jacksonville restaurant opening at 11700 San Jose Blvd., Unit 5.  

The new Loretto Road restaurant features a strategically designed kitchen layout, complete with updated steamer and toaster equipment that aims to be more efficient, improve the speed of service and elevate product quality. 

“Delivering exceptionally high-quality products quickly to our guests is top priority and this state-of-the-art kitchen design allows us to achieve that goal,” said Mike Hancock, President of Firehouse Subs. “We’re excited to expand our footprint in our hometown of Jacksonville, where this incredible brand was founded 28 years ago just down the road here in Mandarin.”  

Over 400 Firehouse Subs Franchisees, who operate over 1,250 locations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will have the opportunity to retrofit their existing kitchen and adopt this new design. 

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held at the new restaurant, where Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the Hubbard House a grant worth $11,320 to purchase four automated external defibrillators (AEDs) - portable, battery-operated medical devices that provide lifesaving assistance during cardiac emergencies. 

A portion of every purchase at any Firehouse Subs in the U.S. benefits the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which provides lifesaving equipment and resources to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.   

To date, the Foundation has granted over $11.5 million to first responder organizations across Florida and $4.8 million in the greater Jacksonville area. 

The Loretto Road Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. 

About Firehouse Subs 

Firehouse Subs® is a restaurant chain with a passion for hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service and public safety. Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 by two brothers and former firefighters, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot and hearty subs 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®. Driven by the passion of more than 400 Firehouse Subs franchisees to serve their local communities, for the fourth consecutive year, based on recent Technomic Insight consumer data, Firehouse Subs was named the No.1 brand in the restaurant industry that "Supports Local Community Activities." This year, Firehouse of America and Firehouse Subs suppliers will together donate a portion of purchases at Firehouse Subs locations to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of lifesaving equipment, with a minimum donation of $1 million. Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit

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