For the past decade, the sub shop industry has been steadily growing. Today, the industry is estimated to be worth $23 billion. If you an entrepreneur who wants to cash in on this booming industry, look no further than the Blimpie Subs & Salads franchise. The brand is a sub sandwich shop concept that provides quality deli subs in a fun environment. The sub franchise was founded in 1964 by Peter DeCarlo, Anthony Conza, and Angelo Baldassare. The three friends decided that Hoboken, New Jersey, needed a sub shop. Blimpe began franchising in 1970. Since that time, it has expanded to hundreds of locations across the U.S. The brand is also looking to expand internationally. International investors who are looking to bring Blimpie Subs & Salad to their country, they have the opportunity to become a master franchisee. Veterans are also incentivized to invest in the brand with a 10% discount of the initial franchise fee. The ideal Blimpie franchise owner is passionate about customer service and providing a quality product.
In terms of support and training, Blimpie will provide you with an initial training program leading up to your location's grand opening. This program will be broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You will also be provided with marketing tools, site selection and buildout support, grand opening support, and ongoing training for your entire time with the franchise. This training is provided by Kahala Brands, an umbrella franchisor. Your initial investment is between $74,780 - $422,200, which is based on the size of your Blimpie Subs & Salads location.