Cousins Subs
#457 Franchise 500| Hot/cold subs, salads, soups, desserts
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About
Founded

1972

Franchising Since

1985 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

N83 W13400 Leon Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

CEO

Christine Specht-Palmert

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$182,200 - $632,000

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000 - $1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000 - $500,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

185 hours

Classroom Training:

61 hours

Additional Training:

21 days training total

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

20

Cousins Subs is ranked #457 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Missing the submarine sandwiches he'd enjoyed growing up, Bill Specht began thinking about opening his own sandwich shop in his new home, Milwaukee. Finally, he teamed up with his cousin, Jim Sheppard, along with their wives, Sandy Specht and Mary Sheppard, to open the first Cousins Subs in 1972. With the help of a local baker, they came up with a unique bread recipe, and bread is now baked fresh several times a day in every Cousins Subs shop.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $182,200 High - $632,000
Units
-5.0%-5 UNITS (1 Year) -11.1%-12 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: July 17th, 2018