Timeline







  • 1964
  • Tony Conza and two school buddies borrow $2,000 and open the first Blimpie in Hoboken, New Jersey. The birth of the best tasting sub.

  • Blimpie was founded in Hoboken, New Jersey

  • 1970
  • Blimpie launches its first TV campaign, our debut on the small screen. Blimpie subs are always ready for their close-up.

  • Blimpie launches first TV campaign!

  • 1984
  • The Blimpie Best® was created. The Blimpie Best remains our #1 seller. We know… we know… You’re welcome.

  • Blimpie Best® is created.

  • 1995
  • Blimpie goes International. The world now knows what we’ve known for years, Blimpie is delicious, in multiple languages.

  • Blimpie goes International.

  • 1995
  • The 1,000th Blimpie location opened. One thousand reasons that Blimpie is the best.

  • Blimpie opens it's 1,000th location!

  • 2009
  • Pretzel Bread is in the house! Blimpie was a first to bring this salty, fluffy bread into your stomachs. Knot your average sub! Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.

  • Pretzel Bread is in the house!

  • 2014
  • Blimpie celebrated our 50th birthday! Thanks for the applause, we know we’re golden. We look forward to another 50 years of excellent customer service and fresh-sliced subs.

  • Blimpie celebrates 50th birthday!

  • 2014
  • The Hoboken Hero was introduced as a way to thank our loyal customers with a new take on an Italian classic. Can we hear a yum up in here?

  • The Hoboken Hero is introduced.

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