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Firehouse Subs program aiding relief efforts in OK

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From Firehouse Subs:

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 the disaster.

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. 

To learn more or donate, please visit http://www.firehousesubs.com/Disaster-Relief.aspx.

ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION

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.

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