Tifton residents say they no longer have to drive an hour to get a Firehouse Subs sandwich after the franchise opened a new location on Monday.
Franchise Owner Carla Dodson says the new store created 45 jobs and also gives the area another option when going out to eat, all while helping with good causes.
"Firehouse Subs it helps the community, it helps firemen get their equipment they need for the lifesaving equipment. Not many organizations do that," said Dodson.
The drive-thru will open later this week, but many people were already in the store taking advantage of Tifton's newest business, which Dodson hoped would be the case throughout the two years of planning to make it happen.