Answering the call to help those affected by recent wildfires in Arizona, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is providing food and life-saving equipment to evacuees, volunteers and first responders.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has already hit the ground from their Arizona restaurants, feeding first responders, volunteers and evacuees with hearty subs. The Foundation gave 650 boxed lunches to the American Red Cross for distribution.
The Foundation provides funding, life-saving equipment, and educational training to first-responders and public safety organizations. It also provides fire, police and EMS departments with the opportunity to request life-saving equipment, replacing any equipment lost in the fires, enhancing future rescue and recovery operations.
To support the Foundation’s efforts, participating restaurants are encouraging guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. Throughout the month of July, all funds raised through the Round Up program will be used toward Arizona wildfire relief.
Other fundraising initiatives include restaurants recycling leftover five-gallon pickle buckets, selling them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters also explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.
Since its inception in 2005, Firehouse Subs has given $6.8 million to relief efforts in 38 states and Puerto Rico, including $119,600 in Arizona.
Firehouse Subs consistently ranks No. 1 among fast casual brands in the categories of food quality, taste and flavor, and friendly service. For the past two years Franchise Business Review ranked Firehouse Subs No. 1 in franchisee satisfaction, and in 2013, Firehouse Subs was named the second fastest growing U.S. restaurant chain by Technomic.
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