PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (October 7, 2011) - Cousins Subs® at 85 Riverside Square in Prairie du Chien will welcome customers to its new location by hosting a community food drive from Wednesday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Oct. 22. Guests bringing in 3 items or more will receive a coupon for a free 7 ½-inch sub with the purchase of a large beverage on their next visit. All donated goods will go to Couleecap, Inc. of Prairie du Chien.
"We're very excited to unveil this new location by helping our local food pantry," said David Shihata, co-owner of Cousins Subs along with his wife, Linda. "We saw the story in the Courier Press about the dire need for food at food pantries and we knew we could help."
According to Karen Redman, a food coordinator with Couleecap, the food pantry serves more than 200 families a month, and this year has been exceptionally hard.
"Community involvement is a big part of what Cousins Subs is all about," said Linda Shihata. "We encourage everyone to help our local food pantry, come and see our beautiful new store and enjoy a delicious Cousins Sub."
Donation items are limited to non-perishable, non-expired goods only. Couleecap particularly needs the following items: canned fruit, dry milk, canned milk, 100% fruit/vegetable juice, jelly, peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken, cereal, canned soup and rice. Donating items that are healthier is encouraged, the Couleecap suggests canned fruit in its own juice or light syrup, whole grain cereal, brown rice, tuna in water and low-sodium soups.
Cousins Subs, based in Menomonee Falls in suburban Milwaukee, is a restaurant specializing in East Coast-style submarine sandwiches made with the finest ingredients served on a variety of freshly baked breads, along with salads, soups, chips and soft drinks. 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. For more information, visit www.cousinssubs.com. You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.