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Cousins News


-Store to open Friday, February 8th-

MESA, Arizona (February 7, 2013) – Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs® will open its third Mesa location at 1823 S. Greenfield Road on Friday, February 8th at 10:00 A.M. The new Mesa store is owned by Len Martinson, a local entrepreneur, and the fourth store developed by Cliff Jones, a Cousins Subs franchise developer for the Greater Phoenix area.

On Saturday, February 9th, in honor of Cousins Subs’ 41 years in business, the first 41 guests to arrive at the store will receive free Cousins Subs for an entire year.  One free sub will be awarded to the winners weekly (with the purchase of a large beverage). 

“We’re excited to get going,” said Martinson. “We have a loyal fan base building in Mesa, and we expect to start strong and grow from there. The company has also given us great marketing and business support.”

Cousins Subs plans to open an additional six stores in the Greater Phoenix area in the next three years.  “Phoenix loves us, and we love Phoenix,” said Joe Ferguson, vice president of development at Cousins Subs.  “Cliff Jones and our franchisees in the area are doing a great job, and the support we have received from the community and our customers has been wonderful.” 

Each Cousins Subs sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables and fresh-baked bread made in stores each day.  “That’s our point of difference,” said Martinson.  “We are looking forward to serving our first guests – and many more to come.”

This location will be open daily, 10A.M. to 8P.M.

Cousins Subs was established in 1972, when Bill Specht and his cousin opened their first shop in Milwaukee to curb a hankering for their favorite East Coast subs. Their handcrafted, deli-style subs eventually stirred a hungry fan base who especially loved Cousins’ secret recipe for freshly baked bread with the perfect amount of crunch in the crust.  This bread eventually became the cornerstone for their Better Bread.  Better Subs. positioning. Celebrating its 40th anniversary as a family-owned business in 2012, Cousins Subs and its franchisees now operate approximately 150 stores in six states and are embarking on an expansion plan.  For more information, visit  You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.


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