Being the daughter of a retired Battalion Chief Firefighter, first responders hold a special place in my heart, so I was excited to try a brand new menu item at Firehouse Subs.
Founded by brothers and firefighters, Chris and Robin Sorensen over 24 years ago; Firehouse Subs has expanded to over 1100 restaurants, throughout 44 states, while raising money for fire departments around the country.
Right now is a great time to stop in and support their Public Safety Foundation, while trying their REINVENTED PASTRAMI REUBEN – available for only a limited time.
The true origin of the New York City Reuben sandwich is under dispute, however, Firehouse Subs has created their own version, similar to the traditional Rachel Sandwich.
The REINVENTED PASTRAMI REUBEN is served on toasted bread of your choice (white or wheat), loaded with USDA Choice Pastrami and Swiss cheese, topped with a creamy coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing and mayonnaise. This savory sandwich is best when devoured warm – but it is available, non-toasted, if you prefer.
Absent is the typical sauerkraut, which was a relief for this taste tester. Instead the creamy coleslaw added a richness to the sandwich, reminiscent of summertime, and complimented the warm meat very well.
What makes Firehouse Subs different and so delicious?
Their signature way of preparing your sandwich!
Firehouse slices all meat in house. Your choice of bread is toasted separately from the meat.
The meat is steamed and the toppings, such as slaw, lettuce, mayo are added just before the sandwich is served.
This process allows you to experience the full meat flavor and deliciousness.
Other mouth-watering sandwiches
If you want to try something else, there are two sandwiches I highly recommend.
Hook & Ladder – Firehouse Subs most popular menu item and a more traditional option for picky eaters. Includes smoked turkey breast, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey Jack.
Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket – Prepared with USDA Choice beef brisket, melted cheddar cheese, mayo, and Sweet Baby Ray’s® BBQ Sauce was a revelation to this certified GBA Barbecue Judge. The Brisket was very tender. No vinegar based sauce here – the Sweet Baby Rays was the perfect accompaniment to this hot sandwich.
Also on the menu are:
- A variety of chopped salads
- A “make your own sub” option
- Kids menu
Firehouse can also cater your office party or special event.
Download the Firehouse App for your iOS device and you can order your sandwich online.
During my recent visit to Firehouse Sub #1245, just outside of Greenville, I spoke with owner and 15-year Firehouse Subs veteran, Elliott Goldsmith. He explained several ways Firehouse Subs works to build fundraising efforts, even in local communities.
Through such programs as simply raising your purchase to the nearest dollar, or purchasing one of their (food safe) pickle buckets can help provide life saving equipment to community fire stations.
While having lunch, you are supporting a worthy cause and perhaps helping to purchase equipment, which might save someone’s life.
Visit your local Firehouse Subs and try the NEW REINVENTED PASTRAMI REUBEN SANDWICH!
Remember, it is only available for a short time.
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For more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, CLICK HERE!