Montana’s second Firehouse Subs restaurant – and Missoula’s first – opened its doors off N. Reserve Street and features local firefighting lore and sandwiches piled high with fixings.
Les Kleinman, who opened the restaurant, spent 10 years in the Marines and 15 additional years in banking. He first visited Montana while serving in California and eventually made Kalispell his home, where he opened his first Firehouse Subs restaurant in 2019.
Kleinman also owns two Firehouse Subs restaurants in Spokane and has now added Missoula to the list.
“I am so excited to open my second Firehouse Subs restaurant in the beautiful state of Montana and bring our hearty subs that make a difference to the City of Missoula,” said Kleinman. “I look forward to getting to know the community and meeting our guests, while giving back to our local heroes through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.”
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $461,000 in Montana, according to the company. A portion of every sale at any Firehouse Subs benefits the foundation, which provides lifesaving equipment, funding and education to first responders and public safety organizations.
Recently, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation granted over $35,000 to the Missoula Fire Department for a fire and rescue utility vehicle.
Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s décor reflects the founding family’s decades of fire and police service with gear and photos donated by local fire departments. The Missoula location features a hand-painted mural featuring a Missoula firefighter at the Clark Fork River and wild animals local to the area.