Local Franchisee Hooks Windsor Community 

with First Firehouse Subs Restaurant

WINDSOR, Ontario – Dec. 10, 2021 – Firehouse Subs plants roots in Windsor, Ontario with the grand opening of its first restaurant on Friday, December 10, under the ownership of Franchisee Javed Qadree. The restaurant, located at 3065 Howard Ave., is the second restaurant for Qadree, who opened his first restaurant in Sarnia, Ontario in 2020. It is also the 49th Canadian location for the award-winning fast casual restaurant chain, which opened its first Ontario location in 2015. Firehouse Subs serves premium meats and cheeses steamed and piled high on a toasted sub roll, served “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce and condiments.

“As I open my second location in Canada, I am so excited to provide a new community of guests with Firehouse Subs’ hearty and flavourful subs and heartfelt service,” said Qadree. “I am excited to support Windsor’s hometown heroes and look forward to getting to know my guests on a personal level. Firehouse Subs is like a family and I take great pride in welcoming the Windsor community into the Firehouse Subs family.”

The new Windsor Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurant is located in the heart of Windsor, directly across from the Devonshire Mall. Guests can order takeout service at the counter inside, over the phone or online, as well as through third-party delivery apps. Following local guidelines, the dining room will be open at limited capacity and masks are encouraged.

Qadree is dedicated to continuing Firehouse Subs’ commitment to helping public safety organizations through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada®, which has granted more than $1.7 million to hometown heroes throughout Ontario. Recently, the Foundation granted Windsor Volunteer Fire Department with $25,500 for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus gear washer.

Founded by former firefighting brothers, the new restaurant décor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service through photos and equipment donated by local fire departments. It boasts a custom, hand-painted mural by Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas that features a Windsor firefighter and fire truck, as well as a Model T Ford car, as Windsor is known as the “Ford City”. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,200 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs Headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s wrath inspired Firehouse Subs founders, Chris and Robin Sorensen, to establish the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the U.S. Ten years later, with the opening of the first Canadian restaurant in 2015, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada was born with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment and education opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada has granted more than $1.7 million to hometown heroes in Ontario, along with more than $65 million in 49 of the United States and Puerto Rico through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Each restaurant recycles its pickle buckets, available to guests for a $3 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the nonprofit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.


About Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs® is a fast-casual restaurant chain with a passion for hearty and flavourful food, heartfelt service and public safety. Founded in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot subs, steamed and 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®. 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. In 2015, Firehouse Subs expanded into Canada with its first restaurant in Oshawa. Since then, the brand has spread like wildfire across Ontario, with plans to continue expanding across the province. Most recently, Firehouse Subs was ranked No. 59 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, a comprehensive list that ranks the top franchise companies according to key factors such as unit growth and financial strength.

To learn more, visit http://www.firehousesubs.ca

Quick Facts:

  • 49 Firehouse Subs restaurants now open in Canada
  • $1.7 million+ donated to public safety organizations in Canada via Firehouse

Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada

  • More than 1,200 restaurants total in 46 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada and

non-traditional locations

  • Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla