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High Volume Firehouse Sub Franchise Villa Park, IL - Large Busy Shopping Center!
Villa Park, Illinois

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Revenue $404,033 / year Lease Rent $4,648 / month
Cash Flow Contact For Info Square Feet 2,400
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Offering a variety of delicious hot gourmet sub sandwiches made with premium meats and cheeses, steamed hot then piled high on a toasted sub roll served with fresh vegetables and condiments. Also tasty cold sub sandwiches, salads and other seasonal items. Their menu takes inspiration from the firehouse with names like Hook & Ladder, Engineer and Firehouse Hero. Each restaurant offers a family-oriented dining atmosphere, complete with an authentic firefighter theme featuring a custom mural, hand-drawn & painted at the company’s headquarters. The murals reflect fire & police service unique to each restaurant’s community or town! Simple operation - counter service. Dine in, take out and catering. Turnkey. Location: Prime retail space in a large beautiful shopping center with a stop light entrance on Roosevelt Rd with over 46,000 cars daily. One of Villa Park's most beautiful strip malls voted by the city of Villa Park. Recently renovated with a brand new parking lot, new stone pillars, completely new façade and a 30 ft pylon sign with a state-of-the-art 19mm electronic message center. Also across the street from Pete’s Fresh Market and Harris Bank. And adjacent to Bank of America, Walgreens and GFS Food Store. Other eating and drinking establishments in this busy center include Aurelio’s Pizza, Tong’s Tiki Hut, Honey Baked Hams and Outback Steakhouse. Year Established: 2013 (Current Owner Mar 2017). Lease Information: Leased space $4,648/mth includes rent, CAM, insurance and taxes. Current lease expires 2022 with two 5-year options. Training: 8 weeks of extensive training - 7 at a store near you & 1 week in Jacksonville. Value of FF&E: Included in Asking Price. Seller Financing: Possibly, to a qualified buyer with $15,000 down. Competition/Market: Featuring second-to-none sub sandwiches. A leader in the fast casual sandwich industry. Strong brand identity. Their marketing is memorable and sets them apart - "The Hero of All Subs”. Their unique steaming process brings out the flavors of their premium meats and cheeses. The only brand in the world to have Coca- Cola Freestyle in every restaurant. The Freestyle offers 120+ sparkling and still beverage brands with 70+ regular and low-calorie options. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation also gives back to the communities they serve. A portion of sales at all US Firehouse Subs locations goes to the Foundation, to be used to provide lifesaving equipment to first responders. It provides equipment, training and support to hometown heroes. An award winning sub franchise. Firehouse Subs is consistently recognized as a leader in the fast-casual segment. For the last 3 years, Firehouse was ranked #1 by Technomic’s Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards among fast casual brands in the categories of overall brand (2017), food quality (2016), service (2015) and atmosphere (2014). Forbes also recognized Firehouse Subs in 2015 as a Best Franchise to Buy! Firehouse Subs Recent National Industry Awards & Recognition: 2017 * The QSR 50: #41 - QSR Magazine * Top 100: U.S. Chain Systemwide Sales #73 - Nation's Restaurant News * The 10 Most Craveable Chain Sandwiches #1 - Restaurant Business * Top 100 Movers & Shakers: Top 76 Brands #52 - Fast Casual * Franchisee Satisfaction Award - Top 50 Franchise - Franchise Business Review * America's Favorite Sandwich Chain - Market Force * America’s Favorite Chain for “Top 5 Brands Overall” #1 - Restaurant Business * America’s Favorite Chain for “Fast Casual” #1 - Restaurant Business * Top Chains By Menu Segment for “Sandwich” #1 - Restaurant Business * Millennials’ Favorite Chains for “Fast Casual” #2 - Restaurant Business * America’s Favorite Chains for “Brand Image” #4 - Restaurant Business 2016 * Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales #120 - Franchise Times * Top 10 Unit Growth Percentage #7 - Franchise Times * Limited Service Restaurant Brands Consumers Trust Most #3 - Technomic * Top 100 Chains: ESPU Growth Limited Serv/Sandwich #4 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Unit Growth Limited Serv/Sandwich #3 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: ESPU Limited Serv/Sandwich #5 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Total Units Limited Serv/Sandwich #5 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Sales Growth Limited Serv/Sandwich #2 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Seg Sales Limited Serv/Sandwich #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Sales Per Unit & Avg Unit Volume #86 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Growth In U.S. Franchise Units #15 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Growth In Total # of U.S. Units #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: Total Number of U.S. Units #41 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 10 Fastest : Growing Chains #6 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Top 100 Chains: U.S. Systemwide Sales #76 - Nation’s Restaurant News * Best Franchises: Highest Investment Level $500,000 & Up #2 - Forbes * Best Sandwiches #1 - 2016 Toast of Sumner Awards * 250 Top Grossing Chains #66 - Technomic * Top 500 Chain Restaurants #66 - Technomic * Top 100 Movers & Shakers - Top 75 Brands #18 - Fast Casual * Favorite Sandwich Chains #2 - Market Force Information Study * American Express’ Restaurant Neighbor Award - Outstanding Charitable Service * Ranker’s Best Sandwich Chain in America #2 - The Daily Meal * America’s Favorite Chain for “Fast Casual” #1 - Restaurant Business * America’s Favorite Chain for “Top 5 Brands Overall” #2 - Restaurant Business * Top Chains By Menu Segment for “Sandwich” #1 - Restaurant Business * Consumers' Choice For Food Quality” #1 - Technomic's Consumers' Choice Awards * Fastest-Growing Franchises of the Year #29 - Entrepreneur Magazine * 2016 Franchise 500 ranking #62 - Entrepreneur Magazine Growth and Expansion: A U.S. based, fast casual restaurant chain founded in 1994 by former firefighter brothers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Began franchising in 2001, currently has more than 1,085 locations in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Less than 40 brands in America have more than 1,000 restaurants! One of the country’s fastest growing restaurant brands. Firehouse Subs has an ever- growing history of innovative products, a focus on exceptional customer service and a one-of-a-kind brand identity that is committed to building profit for its franchisees Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first. This is a highly confidentially listing, please do not talk to any of the employees or patrons. If interested, contact EatZ for more information. Showings by appointment only. Listed by Tom Traina at EatZ & Associates


General Information

Organization Corporation
Year Established 2013
Current Owners 2017
Employees 12
Operating Hours Daily 10:30a-9p
Reason For Sale Downsizing.


Seating 41 Inside & 12 Outside
Square Feet 2,400
Parking Lot
Licenses None


Revenue $404,033 / year
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Lease $4,648 / month  
Expiration 2022  
Yearly Adjustment Not Available  
Option Two 5-year options  
Deposit Not Available  


Down Payment 15,000  
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Tom Traina
Eatz & Associates
phone: 888-971-3289
fax: 888-673-3045

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