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Sub-franchise opens new location at Park Place

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Sep 8, 2022

“We are honored to open our fourth Firehouse Subs location in Barrie,” says franchise owner

Firehouse Subs Canada is thrilled to announce the official opening of its newest Firehouse Subs in Ontario, making it the second location in the greater Barrie area.

Located at 169 Live Eight Way, Firehouse Subs franchisees Nilam and Ravish Shah are pleased to open the doors to their fourth Firehouse Subs restaurant.

The uncle and nephew duo opened their first Firehouse Subs location in Barrie in 2018. In 2021, they acquired the Firehouse Subs location in Vaughan, followed by another opening in Orillia a few months later. Ravish and Nilam bring over a decade of combined restaurant experience to Firehouse Subs, having both previously worked for major restaurant chains. Their dedication and passion for serving hot, hearty subs while fostering the community through public safety was the driving force behind opening another Firehouse Subs restaurant.

“We are honored to open our fourth Firehouse Subs location in Barrie,” said Nilam Shah. “Between our loyal customers and the brand’s unique mission, we are excited to continue to serve a great product for our customers and support our local first responders through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada.”

Firehouse Subs Barrie Park Place is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Customers can order take-out service at the inside counter, by phone or on line, as well as through third-party delivery apps or the Rapid Rescue To Go counter delivery service inside. Firehouse Subs serves premium meats and cheeses steamed and piled on a grilled sub roll, served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments.

Founded by former firefighter brothers, the restaurant’s new decor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and policing through photos and equipment donated by local fire departments. It has a custom hand-painted mural by Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas that features the historic Allandale Railroad Station in Barrie, which was built in the early 1900s. Courtesy of Simcoe County Archives, the mural also features vintage steam engine 6167 which was used on trips from Barrie to Toronto and back.

Since the first Firehouse Subs opened in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted over 1,200 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2005, the wrath of Hurricane Katrina inspired the founders of Firehouse Subs to establish the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the United States 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 to provide funding, lifesaving equipment and educational opportunities for first responders and public safety organizations.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada has awarded more than $2 million to local heroes in Ontario, as well as more than $69 million in 49 of the United States and Puerto Rico through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Each restaurant recycles its buckets of pickles, offered to customers for a $3 donation to the Foundation. Donation boxes on register counters explain the charity’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up program allows customers to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the foundation.


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