April 23, 2009 // Franchising.com // Franklin, WI – Cousins Subs today announced that, to celebrate the opening of its new Franklin store, it will partner with the Franklin Public Library to collect entertainment, personal and food items for Wisconsin service members and other U.S. troops serving around the world. Donations for the library's 'Books for Soldiers' program will be accepted at the new Cousins, 7700 S. Lovers Lane in the Shoppes of Wyndham Village, throughout the grand opening celebration May 7-9.
Anyone donating three or more items will receive a certificate for a free 7 1/2" sub. Needed care package items include mystery, science fiction, thriller/horror and suspense novels, as well as books about military leaders; personal care items including 2-4 oz. containers of shampoo, lotion, sunscreen and toothpaste; and food items such as protein bars and tuna and chicken in foil packages, not cans. A complete list of items is available on the Franklin Public Library Web site at www.mcfls.org/franklin/soldiers.htm.
"Cousins Subs has a long history of being an involved corporate citizen, and we thought supporting the Franklin Public Library's project would be a great way to celebrate the opening of our new restaurant here," said Mark Beierle, owner of the Franklin store. "We are honored to have this opportunity to work with our Franklin neighbors on this important community effort and to help support our military men and women around the world."
Other grand opening activities include special deals on subs, a radio remote, and giveaways for guests.
To locate or contact any of Cousins Subs' stores, please visit www.cousinssubs.com/stores. For more information on Cousins Sub store ownership and franchise development, please call Mark Cairns at (800) 238- 9736.
Cousins Subs is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a national sub sandwich chain with stores throughout the Midwest and on the West Coast. The tradition of Cousins Subs started in 1972, when two transplanted cousins from Atlantic City saw the need for an East coast–style sub shop in their new hometown. They patterned their subs after the hoagie, grinder, hero and sub sandwiches they enjoyed back East. And with a dedication to delivering quality subs at fair prices, they opened their first restaurant. From the start, the two used bread baked fresh every morning and insisted on using only the finest, freshest ingredients.