It's official—Firehouse Subs is opening its third Massachusetts location in Woburn.
The City Council approved a special permit for the national fast food chain at its last meeting, agreeing that the eatery could move into an empty storefront in the Petco building on Commerce Way.
According to city documents, Firehouse Subs "sells made-to-order sandwiches." Generally, customers order a sandwich and wait approximately four to six minutes to be served. Patrons can take their meal out or eat at tables inside. There is no drive-thru option, said Mark Vaughan, the attorney representing Firehouse Subs.
The restaurant sells both lunch and dinner, but no breakfast. The special permit allows the eatery to be open Sunday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Vaughan told city officials that Firehouse Subs donates quite a bit of funding, including customer donations, to local fire departments.
No open date for the restaurant was given, but there are no structural changes planned for the building.For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, follow Woburn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter.
Main Street will also see the opening of a new restaurant soon, at the site of the former Callahan's Deli at 229 Main St.
According to city documents, the eatery will be named "A Dega" and will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
No information on when the restaurant will open, or what will be served, was provided. However, city officials did state that no changes needed to be made to the building.
News broke yesterday that a at the location of the old train station next to the Northern Bank and Trust.
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