Cousins Subs is launching a twelve-month system-wide test of Wrigley chewing gum and mint products, including Orbit Spearmint Sugarfree Gum, Hubba Bubba bubble gum, and Altoids Peppermint mints at all locations. The products were originally tested at 18 Cousins Subs stores in the first quarter of 2014 and proved to be popular among restaurant guests.
Cousins Subs is partnering with Johnsonville Sausage to offer two new subs, the Wisconsin Steak & Brat on Italian bread and the Wisconsin Brat & Bacon on pretzel bread. Both subs are available for a limited time at all Cousins Subs locations.
“Johnsonville is a prominent Wisconsin brand and dominates the brat market nationwide,“ says Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “We’re thrilled to come together to offer our guests a special taste of summer with the new Wisconsin Steak & Brat and Wisconsin Brat & Bacon subs.”
Cousins Subs launches a new online ordering platform, powered by Olo. Sub lovers ordering for office lunches and other parties will now benefit from customized catering and group orders among other enhancements like the ability to order ahead and skip the line.
“The new platform provides us with the flexibility and customization options we need in order to enhance our relationship with our loyal customers and take ordering to the next level,” says Justin McCoy, Cousins Subs vice president of marketing.
Milwaukee–based Cousins Subs awarded four high school seniors with $14,000 in scholarships as part of its second annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest (WSASC).
Adam Vechart of Menomonee Falls and Cecilia “CeAnna” Soper of Hartland were the grand prize winners of $5,000 scholarships, while Trey Horbinski of Necedah and Audrey Adler of Oconomowoc were each awarded $2,000 scholarships during the Wisconsin Sports Awards on April 24th at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Cousins Subs announced the return of its popular Cubano and Pulled Pork & Slaw subs for a limited time only. To help celebrate, guests are being encouraged to go hog wild for these pork-inspired subs.
Cousins Subs founder and CEO, Bill Specht will be inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10. The WBHF recognizes and honors the professional accomplishments of visionary businessmen and women who have shaped the state’s economic landscape. Specht was chosen for his business savvy, entrepreneurial vision, and community spirit.
Cousins Subs invites guests to enjoy a taste of St. Patrick’s Day with their new limited time only Reuben & Rachel subs.
“The Reuben and Rachel featured on our new Rye bread are the perfect pairing for the season,” says Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “Their classic flavor profiles and hearty builds are exactly what our guests have come to expect from our deli fresh limited time only offerings.”
The women of foodservice are a savvy, confident, and—perhaps most importantly—growing group. They’ve fought their way to the top, led entire brands at young ages, chaired restaurant associations and organizations, and in some cases been the first female executive at their organization.
Cousins Subs added two new limited-time subs to its classic menu: the Chipotle Cheese Steak and Chipotle Chicken.
“Our cheese steaks are always guest favorites, so we created the Chipotle Cheese Steak—a kicked-up version for the winter months—something with just enough heat, without being overwhelming,” says Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “The Chipotle Chicken is another new sub that provides a little heat; its jalapenos, Pepper Jack cheese, chipotle mayo, and jalapeno cheddar bread make sure of that.”
Like many kids with restaurant-owning parents, Christine Specht worked for the family business, sandwich chain Cousins Subs, while growing up. But then she went off to college to pursue other interests. “My parents were really great like that,” Specht says. “They would always have made a place for me had I wanted to work in the business, but they certainly allowed me to explore my own avenues.”
For those women who do want to stay involved in and even lead their family-owned brand, it takes a lot of dedication, persistence, and sound business sense.