Cousins Subs

  • Cousins Subs Systems, Inc.
N83 W13400 Leon Rd.
Menomenee Falls, WI 53051
  • (800) 238-9736 / (262) 253-7700
  • (262) 253-7710 (Fax)

Over 33 years of excellence describes our Eastern-Style submarine sandwich concept. Our COUSINS SUBS niche is offering a quality submarine sandwich 25% larger than most of our competitiors. Hot and cold subs are highlighted by our freshly baked bread, delicious soups and garden salads made to order! The value and portability of our products promote leveraging outside sales to bottom line profitability. We have high expectations for 2009 and invite you to learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities. We offer single unit and multi-unit franchises.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1978

Franchising Since: 1979

Operating Units

Franchised Units 83 79.0%
Company-Owned Units 22 21.0%
Total Operating Units 105 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 105 100.0% In 6 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 105 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Wisconsin 79
Arizona 4

Registered in the following Registration States

Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 40
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter N/A
Regional or National Meetings Yes, at additional cost
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Franchisee Store 10 Days
Headquarters 3 Days
Training Store 30 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $300K
Cash Investment $80-100K
Total Investment $182.2-564K
Average Total Investment $373K


Initial Franchise Fee $25K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 6%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 12
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,250-1,600
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center
Other Site Types Allowed C-Store
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 4
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 1 year
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 2
Canada No
Overseas No
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