Answering the call to help those affected by
recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is
providing food and life-saving equipment to survivors and first responders.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has already hit the
ground in Moore, Oklahoma from their Tulsa and Norman locations, feeding
first responders and survivors. The Foundation will also help fire, police and
EMS in the affected areas with the opportunity to request life-saving equipment
to enhance future rescue and recovery as well as replace any equipment lost in
To support the Foundation's efforts in aiding residents and
hometown heroes in need, participating restaurants nationwide are encouraged to
ask guests to "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar. Throughout the month
of June, all funds raised through the Round Up program will be used toward
Oklahoma disaster relief.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was
established in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and continues to support
disaster relief efforts since its inception in 2005.
In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse
Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding,
life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and
public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs
has given $6.3 million to hometown heroes in 36 states and Puerto Rico,
including $42,200 in Oklahoma.
LOCAL FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
Each restaurant recycles leftover,
five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters
on register counters explain the non-profit's mission and collect spare change,
while the Round Up Program allows guests to "round up" their bill to the
nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS
Firehouse Subs® is a fast casual
restaurant chain with a passion for Hearty and Flavorful Food, Heartfelt
Service and Public Safety. Founded by former firefighters and brothers Chris
Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire
and police service, the highest quality meats and cheeses piled higher,
steaming hot subs, and its commitment to saving lives through the creation of
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The founders are the real deal, the
food is their creation, and the company is built upon a family of franchise
operators who share their same passion for serving others. Firehouse Subs
consistently ranks No. 1 among fast casual brands in the categories of food
quality, taste and flavor, and friendly service; for the last two years Franchise Business Review has ranked it No.
1 in franchisee satisfaction, and in 2012, the brand earned first place honors
in the sandwich category in the Nation's
Restaurant News Consumer Picks study.