Firehouse Subs Opening First Restaurant in Alaska

by Katie Lee

Fairbanks, Alaska — Firehouse Subs is opening its first Alaska location in Fairbanks on August 8, 2018, under the ownership of Greg and Catharine Persinger. This is the first restaurant for the Persingers, who are fourth- and fifth-generation Alaskans. For the Firehouse Subs brand, Alaska marks its 45th state.

Founded by former firefighting brothers, the new Fairbanks restaurant décor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service. It boasts a custom, hand-painted mural (pictured) by Chief Mural Artist Joe Puskas depicting the rich history of the city, featuring the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ mascot, the “nanook” fishing, water rafting and participating in various activities along the Chena River. Since the opening of the first Firehouse Subs in 1994, Puskas and his team have painted more than 1,135 murals from his studio at Firehouse Subs’ headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

Firehouse Subs® is a fast-casual restaurant chain that operates more than 1,135 restaurants in 45 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and non-traditional locations. This year, Firehouse of America, LLC (franchisor for the brand) will donate a portion of all purchases at U.S. Firehouse Subs restaurants to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Firehouse Subs

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