Cousins Subs® Reveals Plans to Unwrap First Store in Florida

New Franchisee, Jack Evola, Signed First Franchise Agreement to Bring Cousins Subs to Orlando 

May 31, 2012 // // Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs® today announced they will be unwrapping a new store in Orlando, FL in 2012. Venezuelan native, Jack Evola, recently signed a franchise agreement with Cousins Subs, making the forthcoming store the first location in the state.

The Orlando Cousins Subs store will offer deli-style sandwiches with freshly sliced meats and vegetables, and will serve-up fries and grilled sandwiches. The new location will also feature a refreshed Cousins Subs store aesthetic and menu boards.

“Cousins Subs has always been interested in expanding into the Florida area,” said Vice President of Development, Joe Ferguson. “The Orlando market demonstrates ample growth opportunities for our accessible franchise system and we are thrilled that Jack can help us kick start our momentum in the area.”

To spark franchise growth, Cousins Subs recently announced a new Founders Program to make business ownership more affordable. The program is available to any franchisee making an initial multi-unit investment. In turn, Cousins Subs will reinvest all franchise fees - $25,000 for the first store and $17,500 for each additional store – into local store marketing for the property.

Cousins Subs is actively pursing investors interested in building quality of life through self-employment and enterprise development. With significant marketing investments system wide such as the Founders Program, Cousins Subs has reduced its franchisee capital requirement from $300K to $200K net worth. The company plans to open at least 15 new stores in 2012.

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About Cousins Subs

In 1972, Bill Specht and his cousin opened the first Cousins Sub Shop in Milwaukee to curb a hankering for their favorite East Coast subs. Their handcrafted, deli-style subs eventually stirred a hungry fan base who especially loved Cousins’ secret recipe for freshly baked bread with the perfect combination of chewy-meets-crispy. This bread eventually became the cornerstone for their Better Bread. Better Subs. positioning. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, Cousins Subs and its franchisees now operate approximately 150 stores in six states and are embarking on an expansion plan. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.

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