Blimpie - Facts on Ownership

“Having a Blimpie inside my gas station/convenience store since 1996 has allowed me to optimize the benefits of co-branding and deliver an excellent product with exceptional customer service.”

– David D., Blimpie Franchisee, Indiana


Interested in owning a Blimpie sub sandwich franchise?

Here are a few key facts on Blimpie sub sandwich franchise ownership:

  • Blimpie's founding submarine sandwich store opened on April 4, 1964 in Hoboken, NJ.
  • Blimpie is the third largest submarine sandwich franchise chain in the U.S.
  • Hundreds of Blimpie submarine sandwich franchise restaurants are operating in the United States.  
  • The initial Blimpie franchise fee is $18,000 with a total investment between $130,450 and $359,050 for a traditional franchise*.



Interesting facts on owning a franchise

An Established Business Strategy

A big benefit of franchises is that they offer business owners an established business strategy. While many new businesses struggle to develop a viable and profitable business plan, franchises have presumably already demonstrated that they are capable of profitability time and time again.

Name Recognition

Franchises also offer business owners the advantage of name recognition. Usually it takes years for startup businesses to establish their brand in the marketplace, and even then there is no guarantee that consumers will recognize them as a leader in their industry. Franchises, however, can potentially provide business owners with instant name recognition.

Pre-Established Supply Lines

Establishing dependable relationships with suppliers is another challenge new business owners often face. A lack of adequate supplies can cripple your operation’s ability to do business, killing any chance your business has to succeed. Franchises usually offer a reliable avenue for supplies to franchisees. Not only do they have pre-established relationships with suppliers, but many franchisors also sell supplies directly to their franchisees.

Training Programs

Yet another benefit of franchises is that franchisors usually provide training programs for their franchisees. These training programs equip franchise owners to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. This can be a big help for new business owners because company trainers can often offer a more professional training program than the owner could if she were to do it on her own. 

A Built-In Support System

Finally, franchises provide new business owners with a built-in support system – a safety net to assist them in building a business they can be proud of. This is a particularly important benefit for business owners who have little or no experience in business ownership or business owners who have limited experience in their industry. Before you decide on a specific franchise, talk with the franchisor representative about how much support you can expect to receive after you start doing business. In most cases you’ll find that the franchisor will be willing to help you as much as they are able, every step of the way.

*More detailed investment information is available in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
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