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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

1978

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$25,000-$25,000

Investment Range

$292K-$798K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

93

U.S. Franchised Units

53

U.S. Corporate Units

40

Headquarters (City)

Menomonee Falls

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

1978

Issuance of FDD Data

03/25/2022

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$292K-$798K

Franchise Fee

$25,000-$25,000

What to know about Cousins Subs franchise?

Cousins Subs offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, and other menu items. All of Cousins Subs sandwiches are made with fresh, never frozen meats and cheeses. franchisees can choose from a variety of sandwich options, including classic subs, specialty subs, wraps, and more. franchisees can also offer a selection of sides, such as chips, salads, and soups. franchisees can use Cousins Subs proprietary recipes or create their own unique menu items. Cousins Subs offers franchise opportunities for those looking to start their own business in the sandwich industry. With over 40 years of experience, Cousins Subs is a well-established brand with a strong reputation. franchisees can benefit from the company's extensive knowledge and expertise in running a successful sandwich business. Cousins Subs franchisees can expect to receive comprehensive training and support, as well as access to the company's proven business model. franchisees will also have the opportunity to use the Cousins Subs brand to promote their business.

Cousins Subs is based in Menomonee Falls, WI. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Cousins Subs franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Cousins Subs franchise? Before starting a Cousins Subs franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Cousins Subs franchise is $292,200 and can go all the way up to $797,500. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Cousins Subs business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Cousins Subs franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Cousins Subs business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Cousins Subs franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

Franchise Net Unit Growth

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 83 2 5 79
2017 79 2 3 78
2018 78 1 4 72
2019 72 6 1 71
2020 71 1 3 65
2021 65 1 3 53

Additional Details

How much does a Cousins Subs franchise owner make?

Cousins Subs franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Cousins Subs franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Cousins Subs discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Cousins Subs franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Cousins Subs franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Cousins Subs. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Cousins Subs owners were making.

Visit the Cousins Subs metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Cousins Subs franchise fee?

Owning a Cousins Subs franchise requires 6% royalty fee and 2% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Cousins Subs Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Cousins Subs franchise fee of $25,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $292,200 to $797,500. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Cousins Subs franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Cousins Subs franchise fee of $25,000.

Visit the Cousins Subs metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Cousins Subs founded?

Cousins Subs started offering franchises in 1978. Cousins Subs was founded 44 years ago in 1978.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Cousins Subs locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 53 locations across the U.S. There are also 40 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Cousins Subs have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Cousins Subs franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Cousins Subs has opened 8 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Cousins Subs metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Cousins Subs franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Cousins Subs has closed 7 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Cousins Subs metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Cousins Subs growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Cousins Subs over the past 3 years is -26%. Over the last year we have data for, Cousins Subs had a net unit growth rate of -18%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Cousins Subs growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Cousins Subs. More info in the Cousins Subs metrics tab.

Is Cousins Subs franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Cousins Subs is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Cousins Subs franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0435 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Cousins Subs that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Cousins Subs a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Cousins Subs meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Cousins Subs provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Cousins Subs.

What is the Cousins Subs Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Cousins Subs systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Cousins Subsfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Cousins Subs franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 32%. Over the last year we have data for, Cousins Subs had a franchise for sale rate of 26%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Cousins Subs franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Cousins Subs. More info in the Cousins Subs metrics tab.

What is the Cousins Subs Franchise Failure Rate?

Cousins Subs franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Cousins Subs failure rate over the past 3 years is 13%. Over the last year we have data for, Cousins Subs had a franchise failure rate of 6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Cousins Subs franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Cousins Subs. More info in the Cousins Subs metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Cousins Subs franchise?

Visit the Cousins Subs metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Cousins Subs

$544,850

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Cousins Subs

6%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Cousins Subs

$25,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

Historical financial performance representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

1978

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$25,000-$25,000

Investment Range

$292K-$798K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

93

U.S. Franchised Units

53

U.S. Corporate Units

40

Headquarters (City)

Menomonee Falls

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

1978

Issuance of FDD Data

03/25/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for Cousins Subs

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Cousins Subs below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Cousins Subs

-8%

-26%

Industry median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Cousins Subs

14%

32%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Cousins Subs

1%

13%

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Business details

Website

https://cousinssubsfranchise.com/

Business email

i***@cousinssubs.com

Mailing address

N83 W13400 Leon Road

State headquarters

Wisconsin

Contact Name

Cousins Subs

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Menomonee Falls

Zip code

53051
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