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Firehouse Subs Is Latest Addition to Sandwich Explosion

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Firehouse Subs is now open in Back Bay, a few months later than its planned June opening, reports Boston Restaurant Talk. The firefighter-founded, Florida-based sub shop is the latest addition to Boston's recent explosion of sandwich chains; Chicago-based Potbelly Sandwich Shop just opened downtown a few weeks ago, and Earl of Sandwich is on the verge of opening on the Common, with a few more locations in the works for the future.

While the Boston area will only be subjected to a few locations of Earl, Firehouse has grander plans for up to 85 sub-slinging New England locations. Founded by a duo of brothers who used to be firefighters, the restaurant uses a "unique steaming process" for the meats and cheeses. More importantly, there are free fireman hats for the kiddies.

Unsurprisingly, the menu features firehouse-themed names for the subs, such as the Hook & Ladder and the Firehouse Hero. There are also over 100 sodas, thanks to the somewhat terrifying and futuristic Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain. Early Yelp reviews are split, with one user pleased by "juicy subs" from the steaming process but another disappointed by the "dismal gray" steamed roast beef.

· Firehouse Subs opens in Boston's Back Bay [BRT]
· Firehouse Subs [Yelp]
· All coverage of Firehouse Subs on Eater [~EBOS~]

Earl of Sandwich

Boston Common, Boston, MA 02108-3421

Firehouse Subs

545 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116