By Steve Panella After working for many years as first responders, my wife Olimpia and I were looking for a career change that would allow us to spend more time with our family while giving back to the community. We found perfect harmony with Firehouse Subs.
Co-franchisees Adam Arefian and Nick Lebastchi opened the first Firehouse Subs in Mississauga, Ont., earlier this month. They already own one in neighbouring Oakville and have signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to develop a total of eight locations across both cities. Arefian (pictured, left), who is Lebastchi’s stepfather, also owns several Firehouse Subs restaurants in the U.S. Their Mississauga location, which has been localized with a mural depicting a firetruck-plane hybrid flying over nearby…
By Alex Gerzon
I’m proud to have been a part of opening Canada’s first Firehouse Subs franchise in Oshawa, Ont., not only because of the food we serve, but also because of the way we serve the community beyond the four walls of the restaurant.