This franchise, based in Jacksonville, Florida, was founded by two fireman brothers. The sandwiches here have that "something special" about them. First, the rolls are toasted, giving them additional flavor and texture. Second, they're served with a lot of meat and cheese and are particularly juicy because the meat has been steamed. The New York Steamer is a favorite.
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Why did Mike McCown become the franchise owner of the newest location of Firehouse Subs (9359 Katy Fwy., 713-468-7827)? "Simple," he says, "my first bite. I tasted one and fell in love. We serve a Northeast grinder-style sub with lo...