Firehouse Subs is set to open its first location in the Kalamazoo area.

The restaurant is opening up at the Corner @ Drake complex near Stadium Drive and US 131 that may one day also house a Trader Joe's - at least that's the rumor.

A sign posted at Firehouse Subs says the restaurant opens Monday May 8 and is currently hiring.

When you're ready to check out the new restaurant, either follow your nose or point your GPS to 1750 South Drake Road in Kalamazoo.

The chain was founded by firefighters and is based out of Jacksonville, Florida.

Firehouse Subs can be found in Holland, Grand Rapids and many locations on the East side of the state.

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