Former Police Officer Brings Firehouse Subs® to Chatham

Firehouse Subs Canada continues to expand its footprint with the latest opening in Chatham. Located at 635 Grand Ave W, Chatham ON N7L 1C5, the restaurant is owned by multi-unit Firehouse Subs franchisee Javed Qadree.  

former Peel Regional police officer, Qadree visited a Firehouse Subs restaurant in Mississauga for the first time in 2019 when he was on his lunch break. While he liked the restaurant’s unique décor and culture, he fell in love with the entire experience after taking his first bite of a Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket™. He has since opened four Firehouse Subs restaurants — two in Windsor, one in Sarnia and now his newest location in Chatham 

“As a former first responder, my favourite thing about the brand is giving back to the community,” said Qadree. “I always had a desire to one day open my own business, so when I learned about the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, I was inspired and this attracted me to become a franchisee. I am now able to operate my own business and still continue my passion of giving back to my community.” 

Qadree is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada, which has granted more than $2.5 million to hometown heroes in Ontario. 

The Chatham restaurant will include a custom mural commissioned and hand-painted by Chief Mural Officer, Joe Puskas. Each Firehouse Subs restaurant features a mural unique to its community and restaurant, with this one depicting a firefighter standing next to a Chatham-Kent fire truck and a few classic cars as a nod to Chatham’s distinction as the “Classic Car Capital of Canada.” 

Firehouse Subs at Chatham will open on March 23 at 11 a.m.