Firehouse Subs providing grants to area public safety organizations, still serving sandwiches with healthy portions

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021 09:25


BRISTOL – Firehouse Subs provided more than $200,000 in grants to area public safety organizations last year while continuing to serve up sandwiches with healthy portions of freshly sliced meats for an affordable price.

Located in Bristol Plaza at 594 Farmington Ave., Firehouse Subs reopened last year under new ownership. Clint Wallburg, one of the franchisees, said business is continuing to go well at the sandwich shop, especially with warm weather on the way and the covid-19 vaccine rolling out across the state.

“The last two months we’ve had a lot more sales,” Wallburg said. “The community is coming in strong; things are certainly picking up as covid restrictions get a little more relaxed. We appreciate every customer who has come back since we reopened and we hope to see more new faces coming in. We’re looking forward to continuing to feed the community.”

A couple other reasons to come back to Firehouse Subs include the availability of three outdoor dining tables and the return of Firehouse Subs’ selection of hot sauces. People can add a variety of hot sauces to their sandwiches, ranked from 1 to 10 on the heat scale.

Firehouse Subs has also added a new sandwich, a pepperoni pizza meatball sub, which Wallburg said has been a big hit. Other popular menu items include the beef and brisket sandwich and the turkey bacon ranch sandwich.

“Our menu items are still affordable, priced from $10 to $11, and our meats are sliced fresh every day,” Wallburg added.

Firehouse Subs is also offering 10% off catering orders. Orders can be placed at any time as long as customers give Firehouse Subs at least 24 hours of notice.

Wallburg said several first responders are among Firehouse Subs’ regulars. In addition to the quality of their food, this is because Firehouse Subs donates money each year in support of public safety organizations.

“Last year, we awarded a total of $212,705,” Wallburg said. “These supported life saving equipment throughout the state including a new ATV for the Burlington police department, an all-terrain wheelchair for a local guy and safety equipment for New Britain. We make distributions every three months.”

For more information on Firehouse Subs, visit or call 860-261-5859.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, General News on Thursday, 29 April 2021 09:25. Updated: Thursday, 29 April 2021 09:27.