Do you have questions about how to open a Blimpie franchise? We’ve got answers! We want to be as transparent as possible with our franchisees, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the questions we’re most frequently asked. Of course, if you don’t see your question here, feel free to contact us anytime – we’ll be happy to get you the information you need!
The investment in a traditional Blimpie restaurant is $139,780 - $404,700, and the investment in a smaller, non-traditional restaurant is $74,780 - $276,700. This estimate includes your one-time initial franchise fee and just about everything you need to get your restaurant up and running. We’re looking for franchisees with a net worth of around $250,000 – we’ve found that having this level of financial security allows our franchisees to invest the time and resources into their new business that it needs in its early months. Of course, the exact amount you’ll invest will vary depending on factors like the size and location of your restaurant. To see a comprehensive breakdown of the costs, along with low and high-end estimates, contact us and request a copy of our franchise disclosure document.
No! Our franchisees come from all walks of life, and many of them had no prior experience running a restaurant or their own business. We believe it’s simple to master our business model, and we provide our franchisees with comprehensive training and support to get them up to speed on what it takes to run their restaurant efficiently. If you’re dedicated to learning the ropes, our experts will be there to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to open and operate a Blimpie Franchise.
Blimpie does not offer financing to our franchisees. However, we have good relationships with 3rd party financers that we can put you in contact with.
If you’re wondering how to open a Blimpie franchise, you’re probably already envisioning where you’d like to open your store. Every business owner knows that location is one of the keys to opening a successful shop, and a Blimpie franchise is no exception. We work with real estate experts that can help franchisees find prime locations that meet their needs and their budget. With more than 50 years in business, we’ve learned a thing or two about what criteria to look for in a great location, and we’ll also provide you with guidance during this process to help you find a great space for your sandwich shop.
We know that in today’s market you have a number of sandwich shop franchise brands to choose from. Blimpie stands out for a number of reasons. Our brand name is well-known around the world, and countless potential customers will have had positive experiences eating in our stores – a major boon to new franchisees. With 50 plus years of serving our guests fresh sliced meats and cheeses on fresh baked bread, Blimpie has created a dedicated customer base. The brand is not over saturated like some other brands and there is territory available for expansion.
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