Blimpie™ sub franchises are a terrific way to become your own boss, become a beloved part of your community, and take advantage of a robust industry¹. But what if you have no experience in that industry? No problem! We make sure all our franchisees enjoy comprehensive training and support, from the moment they sign their franchise agreements, to the day they open their restaurant doors, and beyond. Let’s take a brief look here at all the ways we prepare our franchise partners for success.
Let’s Find the Perfect Spot
At Blimpie, we know that when it comes to opening sub franchises, location is everything. That’s why before anything, you’ll partner with real estate experts who will help you find the perfect spot for your franchise, one that takes advantage of your territory and reaches your target demographic. With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve learned exactly what to look for in a new Blimpie franchise location, and we’ll take into consideration factors like population density, visibility, and available parking. Once we’ve identified your new location, we’ll help you set it up so that it conforms to the Blimpie look and feel, connecting you with the vendors you’ll need for signage, fixtures, and furnishings.
Come to Our Headquarters
It’s our mission to make sure all our new franchisees are fully prepared to do business as Blimpie sub franchise owners. To that end, our pre-opening franchisee training includes classrom training at our headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where as a new member of the Blimpie family, you and a member of your staff will work with our team of Blimpie experts, who will show you how to manage all the important tasks involved in the day-to-day operation of your restaurant. Your training will be divided between the classroom and a fully-operational Blimpie location for some on-the-job experience and a first-hand look at the principles and skills you’ve learned while in training.
Just Before and After You Open
At about the time you get ready to open your sub franchise, our experts will join you for your grand opening for up to six days to work with you and your team. We’ll make sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, so that your first day in business, and all the days to follow, go as smoothly as possible. After your grand opening, we’ll continue to be there for you. You’ll enjoy regular contact with expert Regional Director of Operations or your Area Developer who will provide you with guidance and feedback. We’ll help you market your new location, so that you get the word out and reach the members of your community. Furthermore, you’ll have access to our comprehensive operations manual, which goes over in detail all the aspects of running your franchise on a day-to-day basis.
We’re committed to our franchisees and are always conducting valuable research and development, which we make sure to share with our franchise partners. It’s just one of the ways we work to ensure their growth and success.
Don’t let industry inexperience keep you from a sub franchise opportunity! Get in touch with us today for more information about how to become part of the Blimpie family!
¹ “Fast Casual Industry Analysis 2019 – Cost & Trends.” Franchise Help