Firehouse Subs sandwich shop set to open Rockford location next Tuesday

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Popular sandwich chain Firehouse Subs has announced it’s Rockford location, at 6470 E. State Street, next to Mod Pizza, will open for business on Tuesday, May 21st.

The sandwich chain operates 1,160 restaurants in 46 states, 23 of which are in Illinois. The Rockford location will feature fire and police gear and photos donated by the Rockford Fire Department.

The restaurants were founded by two former firefighter brothers, Chris and Robin Sorenson, in Jacksonville, Florida.

From the press release: “Firehouse Subs offers small, medium and large hot specialty subs, including the No. 1 selling Hook & Ladder® sub, piled high with smoked turkey breast and Virginia honey ham smothered with Monterey Jack cheese and served ‘Fully Involved’ with mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and a kosher dill pickle on the side.

“Other top sellers include the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket™ loaded with USDA choice beef brisket smoked for up to 16 hours in an authentic Texas smokehouse and topped with melted cheddar cheese and a special combination of sauces, including Sweet Baby Ray’s® Barbecue Sauce.

“Additionally, each restaurant offers an assortment of 25+ complimentary hot sauces, including Captain Sorensen’s® Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, named in honor of the founding brothers’ father, Rob Sorensen, a 43-year retired fire captain.”

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