Blimpie Subs & Salads
Subs, salads, wraps

Blimpie Subs & Salads
Subs, salads, wraps

About
Founded

1964

Franchising Since

1970 (50 Years)

Corporate Address

9311 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Leadership

Eric Lefebvre, CEO

Parent Company

Kahala Brands

Ticker Symbol

KAHL

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$74,780 - $422,200

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$106,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$11,900 - $19,900

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

Financing Options

Blimpie Subs & Salads has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

80 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

10 - 15

Bio
With the help of two friends and $2,500 in borrowed start-up capital, Anthony Conza opened the first Blimpie Subs & Salads location in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1964. From that first store, Blimpie grew into an international chain with restaurants in malls, shopping centers, convenience stores, colleges, sports arenas, hospitals and sports arenas. Each location serves a variety of hot and cold subs, wraps, salads and soups.

Blimpie is now owned by Kahala, franchisor of Cereality, Cold Stone Creamery, Frullati Café & Bakery, Great Steak & Potato, Johnnie’s, Nrgize, Ranch 1, Rollerz, Samurai Sam’s, Surf City Squeeze and TacoTime.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $74,780 High - $422,200
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

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Updated: September 9th, 2020