Blimpie - Investment Requirements

“In 2002, I purchased a Blimpie. We loved the business model, the product quality and attention to customer service. My wife and I could not be happier.”

- Bill M., Blimpie Franchisee, Iowa


Necessities for owning a Blimpie sub sandwich franchise

The following table contains the estimated initial investment for owning your own traditional Blimpie sub sandwich franchise*:

  Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $8,000 $18,000
Rent/Security Deposit (first 3 months) $3,000 $15,000
Travel & Living Expenses While Training $2,500 $5,000
Lease Review Fee $0 $1,250
Architectural Fees $1,000 $7,000
Construction Costs / Leasehold Improvements $35,000 $140,000
Equipment, Furniture, Small Wares, Menu Boards & Interior Signage $45,000 $85,000
Exterior Signage $3,000 $12,000
Computer Hardware/Software, POS System $2,700 $12,000
PCI Compliance $0 $1,300
Opening Inventory (food & paper) $4,000 $6,000
Grand Opening Advertising & Promotion Fees $2,500 $10,000
Business Insurance Premiums $1,000 $5,000
Miscellaneous Opening Costs $4,750 $18,500
Depository Account $3,000 $3,000
Additional Funds/Working Capital-3 months $15,000 $20,000
Total $130,450 $359,050



*More detailed initial investment information for both traditional and non-traditional Blimpie restaurants is available in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
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