Cousins Subs will open its first restaurant in Florida later this year. The restaurant will be located in Orlando and operated by Venezuelan-born franchisee Jack Evola.
Evola's interest in owning a Cousins Subs restaurant started years ago while visiting family in Wisconsin.
"We made many trips to Milwaukee to visit family that lived there," Evola said. "This is when I had my first exposure to Cousins Subs. Every time we came back to Milwaukee, we made it a priority to eat at Cousins Subs. They quickly became our favorite sub sandwiches."
Evola's store opening is part of the revitalization of SODO Orlando, an area of Downtown Orlando southward. SODO is transforming an industrial block into an urban activity center, with retailers alongside luxury residential space, office space and restaurants.
The opening of Evola's store in the Florida market will mark the sixth state for Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs restaurants. Evola plans to establish more Cousins Subs stores in the Orlando-area in the future.
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