The new eatery about to open in Chesterfield has really taken its fire theme seriously—it's decorated with Chesterfield's Monarch Fire Protection District photos, and memorabilia.
Furthermore, franchise owner Robert Phillips designed his locally-themed mural inside the shop to include a Monarch fire truck, as well as Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinal Ozzie Smith, and references to the Cardinals' World Series wins (a firehose blasting a Detroit Tiger!)
Actual firefighters are qualified for free drinks anytime at Firehouse Subs, Phillips said.
The eatery opens Tuesday and is located on Clarkson Road in the , just west of Highway 40.
Phillips, and his wife Lisa are Wildwood residents, he told Chesterfield Patch. He said he had been working to clinch a franchise with Firehouse Subs for about five years. He hopes to spread more around the area.
There are about 500 Firehouse Subs shops nationwide.
The oversized sandwhiches, made with steam-heated foods, are reportedly quite tasty. Two firefighting Sorensen brothers started the shops in 1994, in Jacksonville, FL.
Phillips said he asked area police and fire personnel to stop by for subs on Monday, prior to the public opening Tuesday.
Saturday, training was going on within the store. Phillips said he is still hiring.
The shop has drinks dispensed from a state-of-the-art Freestyle Coca-Cola machine. It can provide some 120 combinations of drinks, according to the shop's website.
Child-sized subs portions come with a plastic fire hat.
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