Since Firehouse Subs opened a new location in Orem, Utah, I’ve been hearing great things about them, but it wasn’t until about a week ago that our family got to stop in and try it for ourselves.
The first thing I noticed about Firehouse Subs was the fun environment. They’ve really incorporated their Firehouse theme into everything. The place is decorated in red, black, & white with firefighter memorabilia, paintings, & photographs everywhere you turn.
The staff was really friendly and helpful as we stepped up to the counter to place our orders. While we waited for our sandwiches to be ready, we went over to play with the Coke Freestyle machine. Gosh, I love those things! It’s so fun to see all the many different flavors (over 120). Firehouse Subs even has their exclusive Cherry Limeade drink (non-carbonated) that is dispensed from the machine.
Our sandwiches took a few minutes to prepare, but not too long. Customers have a choice of white or wheat rolls. A free pickle spear is available with each order. Most of their subs are served hot, but they do have a few cold options, too. For the hot subs, they steam the meat and cheese and then serve them on toasted buns. Amazing Diner doesn’t usually like melted cheese on his sandwiches, but for some reason, he liked the way the steam melted the cheese, but it wasn’t “too melty.”
Mr. Diner wanted a cold sub and ordered the Tuna Salad sub ($5.79). He thought it was good, but preferred Jimmy John’s (his favorite sandwich shop).
I ordered the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket ($6.09), which I must say, was fantastic. It doesn’t look like much & wasn’t stuffed, but what was on it sure was tasty. According to their menu, they smoke their brisket for over ten hours, then serve it up with melted cheddar and tasty barbecue sauce. The smoked brisket and barbecue sauce flavors came through strongly with a mild cheddar flavor.
The kids ordered kid combos ($3.79), which include a sandwich, drink, Oreos (or chips for 25 cents more), & a red plastic fire hat (fun!). Amazing Diner ordered the Hot Turkey & Provolone, which he really loved and said he would order again.
He was also excited about the expansive selection of sauces available on the counter to those who want to customize a bit. Sweet Diner & Little Diner both ordered the Hot Ham & Provolone. Little Diner said his sandwich was “so yummy.”
Not only did we enjoy the food at Firehouse Subs, but it’s also a place that you can feel good about eating at because their Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donates money to support local firehouses & other public safety entities. You can round up your purchase with the extra change going to the foundation or purchase a five-gallon pickle bucket for $2 to support emergency workers.
For those in a hurry, you can pre-order online or even use their Firehouse Subs app! Kids eat free all day on Sundays and after 4 pm on Mondays (limit of two free kids meals per paid adult meal, dine-in only).
Entrée Price: $
Average Fork Rating: 4
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 4
Amazing Diner: 4
Sweet Diner: 4
Little Diner: 4