Cousins Subs(R) to Give $250 to Winner of 'Teachers Making it Better' Contest

Community event to kick off store's opening will celebrate teachers who make a difference

November 14, 2011 // // EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Cousins Subs® will welcome guests to its new Eau Claire location at 2605 Golf Rd. with a ‘Teachers Making it Better' contest. From Thursday, Nov. 17 to Saturday, Dec. 10, students, parents, and neighbors have a chance to nominate teachers that have ‘Made it Better' in the community. The winning teacher will receive $250 to go toward classroom supplies, as well as free Cousins Subs for a year.

For Eau Claire Cousins Subs owners Bob, Jean and Bekky Keller, the event is even more special, as both Bob and Jean are retired teachers themselves. Jean was a special education teacher in Chippewa Falls for 33 years and Bob was an eighth grade teacher in Altoona for 30 years.

"We are very excited to celebrate our opening and the importance of teachers in the same event," said Jean, co­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-owner of the Eau Claire Cousins Subs. "As retired teachers, we understand the impact teachers can make on their students and surrounding community. We are honored to take part in recognizing the special role teachers play in the lives of others, especially in our hometown community."

Teacher nominations may be made in-store, where nominators will receive a free cookie, or online by visiting the Cousins Subs of Eau Claire Facebook page. Entries should include the name of the person making the nomination, the teacher's name and school and three ways they have "Made it Better" in their school or community.

The winner will be determined based on the number of nominations they receive, as well as the content explaining why they were nominated. The winning teacher will be announced at their respective school and their class will be provided with free lunch from Cousins on the day of the announcement.

About Cousins Subs

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 You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.


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