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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