October 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // MESA, Arizona – Local entrepreneur, Len Martinson, has signed a lease for a new Cousins Subs® restaurant at 1823 S. Greenfield Road, Suite 105 in Mesa. The 1,750 square foot location will have seating for 44 guests.
Martinson signed his franchise agreement under local developer Cliff Jones, who has committed to developing 10 Cousins Subs stores in the Greater Phoenix area over three years.
“Len Martinson’s store will be the fourth Cousins Subs store to open in Greater Phoenix this year,” said Joe Ferguson, Cousins Subs vice president of development. “Another new store is slated to open mid-October. At the current pace, we’ll reach our goal of ten Cousins Subs stores in the Greater Phoenix area in less than 2 years.”
The new Cousins Subs store will offer deli-style sandwiches with freshly sliced meats and vegetables, on their famous freshly baked bread and will serve up fries and grilled sandwiches.
“I am very excited to have a convenient, high-quality location secured for my Cousins Subs® store,” Martinson said. “We are targeting to open in mid-December; and are looking forward to serving the Mesa community.”
Cousins Subs was established in 1972, when Bill Specht and his cousin opened their first 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 amount of crunch in the crust. This bread eventually became the cornerstone for their Better Bread. Better Subs. positioning. Celebrating its 40th anniversary as a family-owned business 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 www.cousinssubs.com. You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.