April 2022 Accelerate Magazine

WAUKESHA COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE, INC. | WAUKESHA.ORG Cousins Subs is aWisconsin-based, family-owned, fast-casual sub shop established in 1972 and driven by the mission to Believe in Better – both in the quality of food we serve and in the communities we support. Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate nearly 100 locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, providing guests with quality deli fresh and made to order grilled subs on our signature bread baked daily. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! The company is guided both in business and people by four core values: Grounded, Passionate, Purposeful and Optimistic. We are proud to promote from within as often as possible, with over 25 percent of total corporate headcount having been promoted in the last two years. We’ve also been named one of Milwaukee’s Coolest Offices by Milwaukee Business Journal, and a 2021 TopWorkplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cousins’ goal is to always be ahead of the curve in our industry when it comes to employee benefits. Every store teammember receives a free meal each shift. Salaried managers earn paid time off, paid holidays and are eligible for generous bonuses. Contrasting most restaurants, our salaried managers enjoy work/life balance with a 45-hour workweek, and no early mornings or late nights. Our corporate staff members enjoy a casual office dress code, open concept work environment, comprehensive benefits package with 401K match, and more. Every quarter, the Cousins leadership team shares highlights on state of the business, employee recognition and of course, a catered breakfast or lunch. Additionally, our corporate team enjoys themed potlucks, unwinding with coworkers in the office test kitchen during happy hours, birthday and anniversary celebrations, holiday parties and fun outings like bowling and Brewers games. All corporate employees also receive free lunch from our Menomonee Falls restaurant during the workweek, as well as a 50 percent discount for all food purchased outside work hours. DRIVEN BY A MISSION TO 'BELIEVE IN BETTER' COURTNEY HENDRICKS HR Manager, Cousins Subs 20