South Milwaukee Cousins Subs Helps Community Garden Grow Roots

South Milwaukee Cousins Subs Helps Community Garden Grow Roots

Restaurant Helps Nonprofit Bring Community Gardens to South Milwaukee

October 16, 2017 // // SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WIS. - Cousins Subs® located at 2965 S. Chicago Ave. in South Milwaukee, Wis. makes $1,000 donation to area nonprofit - Growing South Milwaukee.

The donation will assist the nonprofit in its mission to create and maintain community gardens that bring people of all ages together to inspire, share knowledge and grow nutrient, rich food for South Milwaukee residents. The first community garden will sprout up behind the historic train depot located at 1111 Milwaukee Avenue in spring 2018. The garden will have a limited amount of plots available for area residents to rent on an annual basis for $30 per 8’x 8’ plot.

“Growing South Milwaukee is a positive program for residents of all age groups and their work will foster benefits for years to come,” said Tom Jones, owner of the South Milwaukee Cousins Subs. “Their mission of bringing area residents together through healthy eating and education can only lead to a stronger community and we are happy to help fund the construction of our city’s only community garden.”

“In addition to the overall health and wellness enhancements affiliated with community gardening, our depot garden will prove to be a vital piece of South Milwaukee’s long-term downtown revitalization efforts,” said Leah Manthey, president of Growing South Milwaukee. “Without generous donations from local establishments, such as Cousins Subs, we would not have the necessary funding to complete construction of South Milwaukee’s first community garden.”

The South Milwaukee Cousins Subs encourages supporters to dine out on Nov. 12, 2017 as the sub shop will host a donation day from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with 15 percent of sales supporting Growing South Milwaukee.

Tom Jones is a ten-year Cousins Subs franchisee owning and operating four locations throughout Franklin, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek and Greenfield. As a local business owner, Jones and his teams have a profound dedication to giving back to the communities they call home. Over the last five years, Jones’s restaurants have donated more than $50,000 to local organizations. Each of his teams work daily to consistently improve the lives of those around them, both through the quality of the food they serve and in the communities they support.

“Area residents have supported their local Cousins Subs of South Milwaukee for 30 years,” explained Jones. “It is imperative that we give back when we can, because the community is what keeps us in business.”

If interested in renting a plot, volunteering in the garden or making a contribution to the Growing South Milwaukee mission, contact Leah Manthey at

About Cousins Subs

Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs®, a family-owned, fast casual sub shop established in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin, is driven by the mission to Believe in Better - both in the quality of food it serves and in the communities it supports. Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate more than 100 sub sandwich shops throughout Wisconsin and Arizona, providing guests with quality deli fresh and made to order grilled subs using only the freshest ingredients on its signature bread baked daily. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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