Firehouse Subs Opens First Valley Restaurant Wednesday

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Youngstown area’s first Firehouse Subs will open Wednesday, owners Matt and Kelly Liggett, Diane and Bob Gregg and Andrew Wyenandt have announced.

The restaurant, at 700 Boardman-Poland Road, is each partners’ second restaurant and first joint venture. Nationally, Firehouse Subs has more than 1,110 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

“I’ve worked for many restaurant brands in my career, but owning my own Firehouse Subs restaurant has been the most rewarding experience,” said co-owner Diane Gregg in a release. “Seeing what my husband, Bob, goes through as a volunteer firefighter, it makes us proud to help first responders locally and around the country through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.”

Through the foundation, more than $40 million has been donated to 3,725 public safety organizations for equipment, prevention education, scholarships, continuing education, disaster relief and veterans’ support.

Grants through the foundation are awarded quarterly. Part of the fundraising efforts is the sale of leftover five-gallon pickles, available for $2.

Beyond the restaurant’s sandwiches, one of the restaurant’s features is a mural designed by Joe Puskas, Firehouse’s chief mural artist, featuring Youngstown’s steel mills and an antique firetruck used in an ad from the early 1900s by Republic Rubber Co.

Firehouse Subs is open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Delivery and catering services are also available.

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