Cousins Subs

The Cousins Subs franchise is a fast-causal concept that sells subs, shakes, fries, grilled subs, and more. The family-owned business was founded by cousins Bill Specht and Jim Sheppard in 1972 and began offering franchise locations in 1985. Since then, the franchise has expanded to more than 100 locations across the midwest U.S. Customers and franchisees appreciate that the brand locally sources its ingredients. Its franchisees are also passion about the brand; more than 40% of Cousins' franchisees are multi-unit franchisees. Franchisees can also cash in on a profitable segment of fast-causal franchising. While the brand is mainly focused in the midwest, Cousins is looking to expand further and stay true to its Wisconsin roots.  

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Background

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.  
 

Company Details

Headquarters: Menomonee Falls, WI
Founded: 1972
First franchise: 1985
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
Mobile: No
B2B: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

 

Support and Training Offered By Cousins Subs

Franchise owners can expect an initial training program that covers all important aspects of the business. This includes hiring, sales, making the food, marketing and advertising, and more. The support is ongoing.  

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cousins Subs Franchise.

What does a Cousins Subs Franchise Cost?

Cousins Subs franchise fees for 2022:

Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Net Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
Cash Requirement: $250,000
Initial Investment: $292,200 - $797,500
Royalty Fee: 6%
Third-party financing: Yes

Is Cousins Subs a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Cousins Subs is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Cousins Subs a Home Based franchise?

No. Cousins Subs is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cousins Subs Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Cousins Subs franchisees make. Cousins Subs offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Cousins Subs Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cousins Subs franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Cousins Subs Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Cousins Subs franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cousins Subs Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cousins Subs franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Cousins Subs Franchises for Sale

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