Firehouse Subs® Opens at Montana State University, Hosts Fundraiser for Local Crisis Prevention Organization

Firehouse Subs® is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest location in Bozeman on the campus of Montana State University (MSU) in the Strand Union Building under the ownership of Jeff Catron. 

To honor a cause close to the Catron Family, the new restaurant will donate a minimum of $5,000 from 100% of sales on Monday, February 13 to The Help Center, a local 24/7 suicide, crisis and resource line that has been serving Gallatin County for over 51 years. The 501(c)(3) organization is available to anyone who is in crisis, having suicidal thoughts, is concerned about someone, needs resources, or just needs to talk at 406-586-3333. They answer the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and Montana 211, a vital connection to community resources, for 13 counties in Southwest Montana. They also provide suicide prevention education in the community. 

I am honored to bring Firehouse Subs to MSU and kick off the opening with a fundraiser to support The Help Center, said Catron. “We all know someone directly or know of someone who has been affected by suicide and I want to bring as much awareness to this local crisis prevention organization as I can.  

In addition, Student Body President Lucas Oelkers, Student Body Vice President Isabella Roccisano and the school’s mascot Champ the Bobcat will be at the Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the opening of the new location.  

As the owner of the Bozeman Gateway Firehouse Subs since February 2018, Catron brings years of restaurant industry experience to MSU. Catron is dedicated to sharing the brand’s commitment to giving back through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®, which has granted more than $183,000 to first responders and public safety organizations in the Gallatin Valley, including Bridger Canyon Rural Fire Department, Fort Ellis Fire Service Area and Bozeman Fire Department. A portion of every purchase at any Firehouse Subs in the U.S. benefits the Foundation, which provides lifesaving equipment and resources to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.  

Founded in 2005, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $73 million worth of lifesaving equipment to hometown heroes in 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Each restaurant recycles five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $3 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters 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.