SunMarket, Firehouse Subs open new location in Kennewick

The Tri-City area welcomed its second Firehouse Subs restaurant in May in Kennewick.

The 2,000-square-foot restaurant is attached to a 3,000-square-foot SunMarket convenience store and gas station at 10799 Ridgeline Drive, near the roundabout at West Clearwater Avenue and Leslie Road.

The restaurant, which has seating inside for 50 and on the patio for 30, features décor reflecting the franchise’s founding family’s decades of fire and police service. A custom, hand-painted mural by artist Joe Puskas showcases the Horse Heaven Hills in the background, with Kennewick Fire Department firetrucks from both modern day and the early 1900s.

Sun Pacific Energy Inc., a family-owned and operated business, opened the area’s first Firehouse Subs in Burbank in December 2017.

Sun Pacific Energy plans to build another Firehouse Subs off Road 100 in Pasco later this year and then begin construction of a convenience store, fourth Firehouse Subs and car wash at Horn Rapids in 2020.

Shawn Sanderson, district manager for Sun Pacific Energy and Firehouse Subs, said he’s excited to serve up good food while sharing the brand’s commitment to service and local public safety organizations through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which has donated more than $466,000 in life-saving equipment within Washington. The franchise, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, was founded by two firefighter brothers.

The Kennewick project was completed May 9 and opened to the public May 14.

A&R Feser Inc. of Kennewick was the general contractor.

Bruce Baker of N2K Design in Richland was the architect.

The restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

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