Blimpie - Franchise Overview

“Blimpie has a 50 year tradition of selling only the freshest subs and that’s why our customers are so loyal! We know we can count on the parent company, Kahala, for support and that gives me peace of mind.”

- Millie V., Blimpie Franchisee, New Jersey


A Simple Idea Becomes The American Dream.

Tony Conza had a big American Dream and a simple restaurant idea: Stack the finest quality meats, cheeses and toppings on freshly baked bread right in front of the customer. The idea for a name appeared when he noticed that the new hoagie sandwich was similar in shape to a “Blimp.” He laughed and shouted, “BLIMPIE.” And, the identity for America’s best-dressed submarine sandwich was born.

The first Blimpie submarine sandwich restaurant opened on April 4, 1964, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today, Blimpie-branded sub sandwich franchise restaurants are located in shopping centers, convenience stores, gas station food marts, colleges, hospitals, and more. Now is a great time to join the Blimpie brand sub sandwich franchise family and to live the American Dream of being your own boss.

Join a Bigger Family

Led by the vision of entrepreneurial industry leaders, Kahala the franchisor of Blimpie, is one of the fastest growing food franchise companies in the world. With a large selection of high-quality, quick-service restaurant brands, Kahala is dedicated to developing tested business models while providing you with tools and support.

Kahala's leaders have spent more than 20 years building not only a company, but rather a community based on support, trust and independence through interdependence. Our community is made up of passionate franchisees, respected vendors and a dedicated and talented support staff who all work together to ensure your success.

Kahala is structured to support your business by achieving synergies and costs-savings for the franchise community by bundling “back of the house” functions, where the entire franchise community benefits from shared teams in purchasing, finance, real estate, business training and IT to capitalize on economies of scale. Each brand, however, operates independently when it comes to developing, operating and marketing the individual concepts. A brand president is at the heart of the business and is equipped with a team of passionate sales, marketing and operations talent to support Blimpie sub sandwich franchises and its franchisees. This type of support is unique in the food franchise industry and sets Kahala apart from its competitors.


Blimpie - Franchise Overview
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