Blimpie Franchise

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

Blimpie Franchise Information

Blimpie is a submarine sandwich chain franchise. It all started with three friends. They named it Blimpie because their healthy submarine sandwich resembled a blimp.
After much research, the first Blimpie store was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on April 4, 1964. It has been around for four decades and to date, now has 2,000 stores in the US and in 15 other countries. It is now owned by the Kahala Corp in Scottsdale, Arizona. They say that what keeps the success going is that they make you feel like you’re still going to that friendly neighbourhood deli with all the sandwiches and ingredients freshly sliced and prepared for you.

The past four decades has contributed many changes. In 1999, they branched out to pasta and acquired Pasta Central. Two years after, they acquired Maui Tacos which also launched Smoothie Island in 1998. They have continued to grow and now they also offer catering for meetings and other occasions with just a 24 hour notice.  They even have a separate menu for special occasions.

What’s on the Blimpie menu?

Deli Subs & Super Stacked Subs like Turkey & Provolone and Super Stacked Hot Pastrami. Craving for a warm snack? They have Hot Subs like Meatball Parmigiana and Panini Grilled Subs like the Beef, Turkey and Cheddar. An even healthier part of their menu is their Fresh picks with Antipasto Salad, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and Ultimate Club Salad which is Crisp lettuce blend topped with slow-cured ham, oven-roasted turkey, Swiss, smoked cheddar, bacon and tomatoes,  just to name a few.

Costs Associated with a Blimpie Franchise

To franchise a Blimpie, they will be doing a credit check and you must have a credit score of at least 680.

You must also have a net worth of $250,000 and $50,000 total liquid assets.

If in case you don’t meet this, they will allow a partnership as long as 50% of your store will be owned by your partner.

Once you pass their requirements, you will need a total investment of about $143,850 – $395,800.

The Franchise fee is $18,000 and has an on-going royalty fee of 6%.

This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement.

If you are a veteran, you may get a 20% discount on the initial franchise fee.

Included in the initial franchise fee is training for two people but you may add people for an additional cost.

You will be supported by their team in finding the right location and building your store from the ground up.  You will also be assisted in marketing and your grand opening.  There’s also currently an advertising fee of 4% of gross sales that goes to National Marketing. They have a team who you will be able to contact through their website who can discuss the terms and conditions in more details. You just need to fill-out a form and they will contact you.

Further information about Blimpie Franchises:

Phone: (480)362-4800
Address: 9311 E. Via De Ventura Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
If you are a veteran:
Telephone: 1-866-4-kahala
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