Starting a Cousins Subs Franchise

The Cousin’s Subs franchise is dedicated to bring fine quality and fresh sandwiches to the world through the unique business opportunity that will bring franchise owners financial freedom and independence.

Founded in 1972 based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cousin’s Subs franchise has been in the Quick Service Restaurant Business for more than 30 years, bringing only the best wholesome sandwiches to more than 100 stores in the United States.

Their popular submarine sandwich is made by their own baked bread available in several other flavors, generous amount of meats and cheeses, and only the freshest organic produce. Being a family bred business customers are guaranteed to feel like part of the family in the warm and inviting restaurant ambience. The Cousins Submarines Incorporated is a Private Company type of the Fast Food and Quick Service Restaurant Industry that has at least 900 employees garnering average sales of $19,500,000.

The Cousin’s Subs franchise, started in 1989, has several competitive advantages which are inclusive of its tried and tested business mode, reduced investment, franchise fee and startup costs. Either multi unit or single unit development strategies are available and there is little inventory necessary and low receivables. The franchise’s success is due to many factors which also includes it’s strong marketing, training and operational support and development. The franchise cannot be run from home and requires a minimum number of 12 employees per franchise unit. Item 19 financial performance representation is available and absentee ownership is also allowed. To become a franchise owner it would be helpful however not necessary, to possess previous restaurant experience. The potential applicant must also be self motivated, ambitious and possess strong people skills.

The finances necessary for the franchise include the liquid capital of $80,000 to $227,000, a net worth of $250,000 to $500,000, a total investment of $198,700 to $314,300 and it comes at a special reduced franchise fee of $12,500 which will be until December 2010 and a 6% royalty fee. Franchise training is 21 days inclusive of in-store training and classroom sessions, which are held 8-14 weeks before store opening. The program covers the management of daily operations, financial management, general operations procedures, local store marketing, bread baking and more. Throughout the training program, the franchise support team will provide the franchisee with the essential training manuals and materials necessary to assist in the day to day store operations. Up to 4 persons may be trained with no additional costs. Also, a certified training representative will be sent to the franchise site 2 days before the grand opening to assist with the on site training sessions. This trainer will also be on site for ten days to assist in training your staff within the first 30 days of opening.


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