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-Nominated by their students, Mr. Grisolono and Mr. Christopherson win subs for a year and lunch for their classrooms –

WEST BEND, Wisconsin (June 7, 2013) – The Cousins Subs® restaurants in West Bend and Kewaskum asked students to nominate a teacher who “makes it better” for a chance to win free subs for a year and lunch for his/her classroom as part of Cousins Subs’ “Teachers Make It Better” contest.  Nominations were posted in-store throughout the month of May, Teacher Appreciation Month.  

“It was inspiring to see so many heartfelt nominations,” noted Keith Novotny, local store owner.  “It was a difficult decision, but, ultimately, Mr. Grisolono’s and Mr. Christopherson’s nominations stood out.”

Mr. Grisolono was nominated for “making it better” because, as his students put it, “he is always willing to help, makes learning fun and has a way to make all the kids pay attention to what he’s teaching.” He teaches 6th and 7th grade mathematics.

Mr. Christopherson was nominated for “making it better” because, as his students put it, “he teaches so people will listen, does whatever it takes to help, and has a way of making students happy when they’re sad.”  He teaches 6th and 7th grade social studies.

“An important part of Cousins Subs’ mission is to ‘Make It A Better Day,’” Novotny continued.  “Teachers are making it better in so many ways every day.  We wanted to do something for teachers to show our appreciation.”

Cousins Subs® and its franchisees operate more than 140 sub sandwich shops in six states, with bold expansion plans. The first Cousins Subs was established in Milwaukee in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin. Their dream was to bring East Coast-style sub sandwiches to Milwaukee – with their own handcrafted touch. They started with their bread, developing a secret recipe with the perfect taste and crunch. That bread is the cornerstone of the Cousins Subs slogan, “Better Bread. Better Subs. Better Day.” The original recipe is still closely followed at every Cousins Subs store, where each sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables – and the bread is baked fresh each day. Forty-one years later and still family owned, Cousins Subs employees and franchisees are driven by their mission to “Make it a Better Day” in all they do. In 2013, the brand proudly announced the establishment of the Make it Better Foundation, dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.


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