We were honored to be invited by the Co-founder of Firehouse Subs to attend an invitation only soda/sandwich pairing at Firehouse Subs at the Epicentre in Charlotte on Tuesday night. At first I was skeptical, thinking it was a marketing ploy designed to garner good reviews for their restaurant, but hey, free food won over my good sense. I am so glad I didn’t pre-judge. That tasting has made a customer of me for life, and I’ve already told 4 people so much about my experience, that they too are anxious to go. Brilliant is what that marketing plan was!
Before going in, we walked around a bit to see what the Epicentre had to offer. Turns out that place is pretty cool. It’s a little expensive to park, but well worth it for the plethora of restaurants, clubs and fun stuff. Here are a few of the things we saw while strolling:
We sampled 4 different subs while we enjoyed the founder, Robin Sorenson, sharing anecdotes and stories about the start up of his company, their mission, and the charities that they support. What I learned is that you can start a huge company that begins with a small dream, and that the company gives a ton of money to various charities, but locally, nationally and even internationally. Also, we learned about the quality of their ingredients, which is second to none in the sandwich business. Another thing that separates Firehouse from other sub shops is the service provided. I’ve never been in one when I wasn’t greeted upon arrival and then provided with exceptional service while there. Also, their dining room is large enough for people who wish to dine in. There were 50 seats at the restaurant we visited.
The first sub we got to sample was called the Hook and Ladder. It consists of smoked turkey breast, Virginia honey ham, melted Monterey Jack cheese, and topped with Lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and mustard. All of this served with a crunchy kosher dill pickle on the side.
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96 thoughts on “Firehouse Subs at the Epicentre in Charlotte”
We love, love, love f\Firehouse Subs. I actually have a free sub on my punch card to use my next visit.
Caren C. in AZ
“Live within your means”, I love it! The food looks delish and I must admit, I have yet to try it but would love to!
I love Firehouse subs!
id love to try these!
LOVE Firehouse Subs!! Just had one this past Saturday, Nov. 2 for my birthday. Had the Smokehouse Beef and Cheddar Brisket, IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! They have some of the best subs out there. And the employees are always very nice when u go in. I highly recommend..
I love Firehouse Subs! Whenever I go to visit my In-Laws in SC they have one there, we always stop by! Great sandwiches!
I just had Firehouse Subs for the first time, last month. I enjoyed the Hook and Ladder. It was a little expensive for lunch, but like you said, it was quality–well worth it! Didn’t get to enjoy my pickle though, my 3-year-old snatched it.
Firehouse subs are SO delicious!! So happy my friend recommended them to me! 🙂 I highly recommend trying Firehouse Subs!
I Love this Place!!!! I would love to win one!! Thanks!!!! Frannie King
We have a Firehouse Subs that just opened up near us and we have been wanting to try it out this would be a good way to test it out if we won 🙂
I love firehouse subs! Thanks for the giveaway and the review is awesome too! Amazing photographs! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the giveaway! Love the review and the photographs are amazing! We just got a firehouse a few months ago they are great! My email is email@example.com
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So happy withe Firehouse Subs. I love the location in Dayton Ohio
I have never been to firehouse subs but they do look good.
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Their food is amazing! A little pricey but WORTH it! Love the steamer, smokehouse brisket and meatball the best! email@example.com
I have never eaten from there,but,my mouth does watered every time I see one of their commercials .lol.
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Love firehouse subs and don’t get them often enough! My email is email@example.com
Firehouse subs are the best subs I have ever eaten!!!!
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I have my eye on that New York Steamer. I have never been to a Firehouse, but I’m thinking I may need to make the effort!
I ❤ Firehouse… have one within walking distance of my house!
I love Firehouse subs. The smokehouse beef and cheddar brisket is my favorite!!!!
Firehouse fans in this house! I would eat at Firehouse subs before any other sub shop in town! e-mail is email@example.com
Susan, sounds delicious! Always up for a GOOD sub…… glad you got a chance to sample and report back to the rest of us.
They just opened near us-been wanting to give them a try. These photos are making my mouth water!!!
would love to eat there just unemployed right now.they all look wonderful.
Mmmmm this is my husband’s and mine favorite sandwich place. The Hook and Ladder is scrumptious!
Would love to try these subs here in okc! Ty for this contest and the great review too!! Sounds delicious !
firehouse subs is my FAVE! Mine is about 20 minutes away buts ts worth the drive
I have never tried Firehouse Subs and live right down the road from one. Would love to win this to try them! Thanks!!
I love Firehouse Subs! It has been a long time since I have a sub from there though. The Hook & Ladder is a great sub. I am glad you got invited and got the chance to try some yummy food.
I’ve never been to one, but my mouth is watering after seeing all of this!!!
I’ve never been to one, but OMG my mouth is watering after reading this!
Reading this had made me hungry lol. We have a firehouse sub right up the road and I have never tried it. I think I may have to eat lunch there one day soon.
Firehouse Subs are so superior to other sub shops. Love all their subs! Especially the Philly Cheesesteak! It’s the one I crave the most! Also admire the Firehouse pride for what they stand for our heroes. Enjoy reading all the heroic stories on the drink cups filed with their signature limeaide 😀
I have never been to Firehouse but those sandwiches look so good the I will have to go.
Firehouse Subs are my Family’s Favorite sub shop!!!
Just moved to FL and there is one on my way to work. Would love to go there and try their food!
Weeki Wachee FL
We love firehouse subs .. we eat there at least once a week
This would be an awesome birthday present. I love Firehouse Subs!
Firehouse gives you a free sub on your birthday 🙂
I love my subs and I have got to say…Firehouse exceeds all my expectations! They have amazing sandwiches and you eat FREE on your birthday…how great is that??? Would love to win some gift cards and go back soon!
OMG…I love Firehouse! Thanks for the opportunity!
Only been once but it was good! I want to try the hook and ladder.
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New Firehouse Subs in Boise ID we Love it!! Specially all the hot sauce selections are banging!! Thank you Firehouse for coming to Boise
Happy to be Here Leonor! Come in and ask for me (justin). I’m the owner and will hook you up with a free meal!!
Firehouse subs>>>>>>>>> My fave is the Club on a Sub
Have one near us but I have not gotten to try it yet.
My family absolutely loves Firehouse Subs! firstname.lastname@example.org
My boyfriend and I go all the time. He just loves that you have all the hot sauces. He tries about 4 every time we go. email@example.com
We JUST got a Firehouse Subs in town!!! (The closest one was 30 miles away-AND TOTALLY WORTH IT!) My hubby is a fireman and I LOVE the support and things they do for fireman locally & nationally! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ve never been, but there is a Firehouse Subs near my house. Would love to try it. email@example.com
We love Firehouse subs and this would be great to win THANKS
Fire house subs are really good, have eaten there when I visit my daighter. we both loved it!
OMG Firehouse subs are the best! Nothing compares!
Yummy! I’d love to take my mom out for a sandwich!
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love ,love it !!!
I love firehouse subs. A nice melty veggie sub hits the spot.
Love me some firehouse subs !!!! YUMMY … Nice giveaway !
As a firefighter i would take the long drive to ithica to try ur subs! You should put one in auburn ny or oswego ny
Love firehouse subs. If you haven’t tried them yet you don’t know what you’re missing!
So yummy and delish! Firehouse subs for life!
I actually never been to Firehouse subs despite driving past one a couple times a week.
I love love love Firehouse, and I love Charlotte and Whiskey River ❤
I love the meatball sub there at firehouse.
Love Firehouse Subs! Wish I had one right now 🙂
Sounds delicious, lip licking!!!!
This is by far, my favorite sub shop!! Love buying the pickle buckets!
We have a couple in town, but have never gotten to go. 😦
This post made me hungry and we just had dinner 30 mins ago!! #PregnancyProblems lol
We LOVE Firehouse Subs here in Killeen, Texas!! Thank you for the giveaway ♥
I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, I hear there’s one in St Augustine I must try them out!!!
Have A Store Near Us, Haven’t Had The Opportunity To Try Them Yet.
We love Firehouse subs. I actually crave them sometimes 🙂
We love Firehouse subs! Haven’t been for awhile though.
Would love to win a gift card.
Oh Wow!! I just tired Firehouse Subs for the first time on my birthday in September. I absolutely feel in love with their sandwiches. I am determined to try them all. The quality is fantastic, the best I have seen unless it was in a very expensive deli. Thanks for the opportunity. Woo Hoo!!
i never tried Firehouse Subs but they sure look delicious !! Thank you for the chance 🙂
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I look forward to trying Firehouse Subs out in the near future. The photos you took made me hungry on the spot, and to know they steam the sub instead of microwaving it such as another company makes me want to try it even more.
I love Firehouse Subs….especially The Hero (add bacon, of course)! Thanks for the great review, Suzanne!
I’m really looking forward to trying Firehouse Subs after reading about your experience there. The food sounds delicious and the great service you describe is always a plus.
I would love to try them! They look delicious!
I’d love to win!
I have been there once and it was great.
I’ve never heard them, but turns out there is one close to me! Excited to try it!
I love Firehouse Subs, it was actually my first job over 14 years ago! LOL the sandwiches are so yummy, I still eat there all the time, my favorite sub is the New York Steamer with extra cheese. 🙂
my my…making my mouth water just looking at the yummy photos….great review…they are such scrumptious subs…Thank you for sharing 🙂
Wow I must say the article alone and the descriptions won me over then I seen the pictures they look so yummy . We just had a new FireHouse open up not to far we are wanting to try it. Plus my husband isn’t working so this is a much needed treat.
I love Firehouse Subs! The meat and cheese together is so tasty!
❤ Firehouse Subs:) It's great being able to get a warm sub somewhere.
Oh MY !!! They look good !! I have a FireHouse not too far from me..:)
Firehouse subs so good!!!!