Who doesn't like a good sandwich? A regional sub franchise to consider is Cousins Subs. The Cousins Subs concept is a family-owned business that was founded by cousins Bill Specht and Jim Sheppard in 1972. Since the brand began franchising in 1972, the Wisconsin-based company has expanded to over 100 locations across the U.S. Customers can appreciate that the brand's bread is made fresh everyday, and franchisees will like that its suppliers are real midwesterners. In addition to subs, the brand also sells shakes, grilled subs, Wisconsin cheese curds, and more. Online ordering and delivery options add more profits to your business. To stay ahead of the competition, the brand is always improving itself by adding new items to the menu and updating its mobile platform. Franchisees also have an opportunity to give back to the community through Cousins' Make It Better Foundation, which assists communities with hunger, youth education and health and wellness. Prospective candidates should be aligned with the fast-causal franchise's culture that values community, improvement, and customer service. They should also be grounded and optimistic.
Prospects can expect an investment range between $292,200 -$797,500 and an initial franchise fee of $25,000. There is a $17,500 franchise fee per additional location. The royalty fee is 6% of the location's profits. The brand's CEO is Specht's daughter, so it is and will always be a family business. You will also be provided with great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that covers all important aspects of the business.