Tuesday was the official grand opening of Firehouse Subs in Bradford, located in the Zehrs plaza at 502 Holland St. West.
Franchise owner Jonathan Chang was pleased to be finally be able to open after a three month delay due to COVID-19.
"It was great," Chang said about his first day of business. "A lot of people in the community came by, it was really nice."
Mayor Rob Keffer, Ward 1 Coun. Raj Sandhu, MP Scot Davidson and Bradford Board of Trade Director Ryan Charron donned their masks on Tuesday morning to welcome Chang and his staff to the Bradford community.
They presented him with a certificate and letter of congratulations in a socially distanced, small soft opening.
"Congratulations to Jonathan and his family for opening such a great franchise in our town," said Mayor Keffer. " Not only is the food excellent, but the décor and atmosphere is very welcoming. Check out the artwork that remind us of the great work our fire service does in our community! Thank you for being part of our town."
“I’m excited to bring Firehouse Subs to Bradford and offer the community an amazing dining experience,” Chang said. “From the moment you enter the door, you’re greeted with a warm welcome, and our hearty, flavourful food is superior to any other. On top of that, guests’ support allows us to give back to the community through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. It’s truly a brand that makes an impact.”
The Bradford Firehouse Subs restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can order takeout service at the counter inside, over the phone or online, as well as through third-party delivery apps.