Opening a Blimpie™ sandwich franchise is simpler than you might think. Our team supports you throughout the entire process, from working through the application to opening your doors. Because of the comprehensive training and support we provide, our opportunity is open to qualified investors from just about any background. Here, let’s take a closer look at some of the characteristics we look for in prospective franchisees.
It’s true that Blimpie provides franchisees with a wide range of valuable resources such as:
- Marketing support
- A widely-known brand name
- Time-tested operational procedures
- Valuable supplier relationships
- Business coaching¹
These resources can play a huge part in helping our franchisees build thriving Blimpie sandwich franchises. Still, it’s important that our franchisees are willing to go above and beyond to achieve the best results. For instance, getting involved in community groups, sponsoring kids sports teams, and taking advantage of networking opportunities are all great ways to find new customers and establish yourself as an important part of your territory. Therefore, we’re looking for franchisees who are dedicated to mastering our business model while also doing everything in their power to leverage it effectively.
Blimpie offers a number of sandwich franchise concepts for our franchisees to choose from. Depending on the size and type of location you choose, your total investment in a Blimpie franchisee could range from as low as $139,780 to $404,700. The good news is, these figures include just about everything you’ll need to get your location up and running. Having said that, we look for franchise candidates who are financially well-qualified and show a certain amount of liquid capital. This is important because a solid financial base from which to work improves a business’ chances for success and allows owners to weather the economic ups and downs that invariably occur.
A People Person
As any Blimpie franchisee can tell you, their restaurants see a lot of people come and go every day, and our owners love that — and not just because it affects their bottom line. Blimpie owners are comfortable around people and take pride in serving them our well-prepared, fresh food on a regular basis. They know they have something to offer their communities and are ready to become fixtures in it. They’ll hire its young people, participate in its local events, and greet new customers like old friends. A Blimpie franchisee is, at heart, a people person who thrives in an environment that allows him or her to be of service. If this sounds like you, too, then a Blimpie sandwich franchise might be a perfect investment.
No matter what great qualities you have, we’ll make sure they’re fully augmented by our comprehensive training and support. We want our franchisees to be prepared for the rewards and challenges of owning and operating their Blimpie restaurant, because we know they deserve it — and because we know the good name of the Blimpie brand depends on it.
If you think you’ve got some of the qualities we look for in a franchisee, we’d love to hear from you, so reach out today!
¹ Boss, Jeff. “4 Reasons You Should Seek Out a Business Coach.” Entrepreneur. June 17, 2015 https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247338