Recent Awards

  • 2017America's Favorite Chain for "Top 5 Brands Overall" - Restaurant Business
  • 2017Top Chains By Menu Segment for "Sandwich" - Restaurant Business
  • 2017America's Favorite Chain for "Brand Image" #4 - Restaurant Business
  • 2017America's Favorite Chain for "Fast Casual - Restaurant Business
  • 2017Millennial's Favorite Chains for "Fast Casual" - #2 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016The 2016 Limited­Service Restaurant Brands Consumers Trust Most – ​#3 - Technomic, Consumer Brand Metrics
  • 2016The 13 Best Places for Sub Sandwiches in Jacksonville ​– #4 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Cheese in San Juan ​– #14 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Beef in San Juan ​– #10 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in San Juan ​– #6 - Foursquare
  • 2016Restaurateur of the Year: Franchisee Finalist –​ Shawn Hooks - 10th Annual GRACE Awards
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: ESPU Growth- Limited Service/Sandwich – #4 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Unit Growth- Limited Service/Sandwich – #3 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: ESPU- Limited Service/Sandwich – #5 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Total Units- Limited Service/Sandwich – #5 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Sales Growth- Limited Service/Sandwich – #2 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Chain Share of Segment Sales -Limited Service/Sandwich – #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Estimated Sales Per Unit and Average Unit Volume – #86 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Growth In U.S. Franchise Units – #15 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Growth In Total Number of U.S. Units – #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: Total Number of U.S. Units – #41 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 10 Fastest Growing Chains – #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016Top 100 Chains: U.S. Systemwide Sales – #76 - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2016 Best Franchises: Highest Investment Level $500,000 and up – #2 - Forbes’ “The Best and Worst Franchises In America” list
  • 2016Best Sandwiches – #1 - 2016 Toast of Sumner Awards
  • 2016 250 Top-Grossing Chains – #66 - Technomic
  • 2016 2016 Top 500 Chain Restaurants – #66 - Technomic
  • 2016 The 15 Best Places for Sandwiches in Norfolk –#15 - Foursquare
  • 2016 The 15 Best Places That Are Good for a Quick Meal in Lubbock – #7 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Peppers in Lubbock – #8 - Foursquare
  • 2016The 15 Best Places for Sandwiches in Louisville – #4 - Foursquare
  • 2016Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce 2016 Women of Excellence – Jennifer Purcell
  • 2016The 11 Places in Iowa That Make the Best Sandwiches – #6 - Only In Your State
  • 20162016 Top 100 Movers & Shakers – Top 25 Executives – Vince Burchianti, CFO - Fast Casual
  • 20162016 Top 100 Movers & Shakers – Top 75 Brands – #18 - Fast Casual
  • 2016America's Star Franchisees 2016 Franchisee - Elliott Goldsmith, Greenville, SC - CNBC
  • 2016Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chains - Fast-Growing Fast-Food Chain in Arizona - Thrillist
  • 2016Favorite Sandwich Chains - #2 - Market Force Information Study
  • 2016American Express’ Restaurant Neighbor Award - Outstanding Charitable Service and Philanthropy - National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  • 2016Ranker’s Best Sandwich Chain in America - #2 - The Daily Meal
  • 2016America’s Favorite Chain for “Fast Casual” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016America’s Favorite Chain for “Top 5 Brands Overall” - #2 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016Top Chains By Menu Segment for “Sandwich” - #1 - Restaurant Business
  • 2016Consumers' Choice for “Food Quality” – #1 - Technomic's 2016 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants (Fast Casual)
  • 2016Fastest-Growing Franchises of the Year - #29 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 20162016 Franchise 500 rank – #62 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2016Buckeye Business Duck Challenge: People’s Choice Award - #1 - Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales - Firehouse Subs - #126 - Franchise Times
  • 20152015 Restaurant Breakthrough Award - Enterprise Innovator - Hospitality Technology
  • 2015Top 10 Fastest Growers by Sales - #10 - Franchise Times
  • 2015Top 10 Fastest Growers by Units - #9 - Franchise Times
  • 2015Golden Spatula Award - Firehouse Subs, Forest Drive Location - WTLX 19 ( Columbia, SC)
  • 2015Best of Shawnee 2015: Food and Dining (Shawnee County, Kan.) - Fast Food - The Dispatch
  • 2015The Bartlett Express 2015 Readers’ Choice (Bartlett, Tenn.) - Best Hot Sandwiches - The Bartlett Express
  • 20152015 Multi-Unit 50: Ranking the most multi-friendly brands - #19 - Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
  • 20152015 Multi-Unit 50: Top 50 Brands by Percentage of Multi-Unit Franchisees - #6 - Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
  • July 16, 2015Jacksonville Business Journal's 2015 Fastest Growing Private Sector Companies in Northeast Florida - Top Revenue Growth
  • 2015Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2015 Women of Influence – Meg Rose, Vice President of Field Operations
  • Apr 16, 2015Business Journal "40 under 40" - Mike Branson, Director of Company Operations - Business Journal (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Apr 10, 2015Ultimate Fast Food Bracket Championship - #1 - USA Today
  • 2015Top 500 Restaurants by Sales Volume - #72 - Restaurant Business Magazine
  • 2015Consumer Picks 2015: Limited-Service - #42 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • Feb 26, 20152014 Business of the Year - The Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015Mt. Juliet South - Best Sandwich - The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet
  • 20152015 Best in Business - Jeff Urbas, Rochester Hills, Mich. - Huntington National Bank
  • 2015Best of Moore & South OKC - Best Sub, #1 - The Moore Daily
  • 2015Top 10 Quick-Service Restaurant Chains (all chains) - #8 - Sandelman & Assoc.'s Quick-Track® 2014 study annual Awards of Excellence
  • 2015Top 10 Large Quick-Service Restaurant Chains (500+ units) - #2 - Sandelman & Assoc.'s Quick-Track® 2014 study annual Awards of Excellence
  • 2015102 Top Fastest Growing Franchises of 2015 - #11 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Jan. 10, 2015Top Sandwiches Ranking - #2 - Motley Fool
  • 2015Consumers' Choice for "Welcoming, Comforting Atmosphere - #1 - Technomic's 2015 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants (Fast Casual)
  • 2015Top 100 Most Loved Brands - 2015 Report - Digital CoCo - #10
  • Dec. 30, 2014Entrepreneur 2015 Franchise 500 - Firehouse Subs - #61
  • Dec. 30, 2014Blue Plate Award - Firehouse Subs - News 4 - San Antonio
  • Dec. 9, 2014Chiefs Civilian Commendation Award – Franchisees Jennifer and Chris Purcell
  • Nov. 25, 20142014 Best of Marietta Awards – Restaurant - Marietta Award Program
  • Oct. 24, 2014Jacksonville Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy – Firehouse Subs
  • July 16, 2014Jacksonville Business Journal's 2014 Women of Influence - Robin Peters, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
  • 2014Fast Casual Chain - #1 - Restaurant Business Magazine
  • 2014#6 - Restaurant Social Media Index Top 100 - Nation's Restaurant News
  • Feb. 24, 20142014 MVP Awards: Influencer Award for Former Pro-Athlete - Don Davey, Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2014#1 - Best of Fernandina - Best Restaurant - Fernandina Beach News Leader
  • 2014#7 - Top 100: Segment Insights: Share of Sales (LSR/Sandwich Category) - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#1 - Clean Kitchen of the Week Award – Firehouse Subs - WCHS TV - ABC Charleston
  • 2014#5 - Top 100: Segment Insights: Estimated Per Unit (LSR/Sandwich Category) - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#87 - Top 100: Estimated Sales Per Unit - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#1 - Top 100: Total Number of Units - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#2 - Top 100: Growth in U.S. Franchise Units - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014 #8 - Top 10 Growth Chains - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#92 - Top 100: U.S. Chain Systemwide Foodservice Sales - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#7 - Best Franchises: Initial Investment $500,001 and up - Forbes' "The Best and Worst Franchises In America" list
  • 2014Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce 2014 Women of Excellence - Jennifer Purcell
  • 2014#10 - 2014 Top 100 Movers and Shakers - Restaurants - Fast Casual
  • 2014#2 - 2014 Top 100 Movers & Shakers - People - Don Fox - Fast Casual
  • Feb. 24, 2014#1 - Golden Plate Awards 2014 - Best Sub - The Ledger Media Group - (Lakeland and Winter Haven Restaurants)
  • 2014#1 - Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Accommodating Children - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014#1 - Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Sandwich Category - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014#1 - Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Friendly Service - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014#2 - Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Atmosphere - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014#2 - Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Food Quality - Market Force Information Study
  • 2014#19 - Consumers' Favorite QSR Chains: Limited-Service Restaurants - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#3 - Consumer Picks: Limited-Service Restaurants -Sandwich Brand - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2014#21 - 102 Fastest Growing Franchises of 2014 - Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2014#2 - Top 10 Best-Rated Large Quick-Service Restaurant Chains - Sandelman & Associates' Quick-Track® Awards of Excellence
  • 2014#1 - Best of Maury County Awards - Best Sub - Columbia Daily Herald
  • 2014Consumer Choice for "Pleasant and Friendly Service" - Technomic's 2014 Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants (Fast Casual)
  • March, 2014Top 200 Franchises of 2014 - Franchise Business Review, 2014 - Franchisee Satisfaction Awards
  • March 15, 2014Best of State 2014 - Franchise Subs Category - Utah
  • 2014Business Partner of the Year - Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Schools - Elizabeth City, NC