Not everyone wants to be their own boss. Some folks are happy working for others. But if you’re not one of them, and are weighing restaurant franchise opportunities as your way of breaking into business for yourself, you might also be wondering if you have the skills and temperament for that industry. Well, the good news is, when you partner with Blimpie™, you’ll quickly discover that all our submarine sandwich franchises benefit from a time-tested business model that takes a lot of the guesswork out of running your business. Let’s look at three characteristics that suggest you’d be a great fit for our franchise opportunity.
#1. You Love Working with the Public
It probably goes without saying that most successful Blimpie franchisees enjoy working with the public. They’re people people! Of all the restaurant franchise opportunities out there, ours is one of the oldest and most recognized. We got our start in 1964, back when three teenage friends from Hoboken, New Jersey decided to pool their resources and open a sub sandwich franchise. Since then we’ve become a beloved brand that specializes in handcrafted sub sandwiches, all made with generous portions of high-quality deli meats and cheeses, sliced fresh to order. Our customers can customize their meals and watch them be prepared, and we’re proud of that. Our submarine sandwich franchises tend to see a lot of happy customers every day, and if you’re excited about the possibility of serving good food to a supportive public, you’re probably a good fit for a Blimpie franchise.
#2. You’re Not Afraid to Lead
Blimpie franchisees tend to wear many hats, but one of their most important is that of leader. They make important decisions every day and stay positive during times of stress, because they know they’re setting an example for their staff. Furthermore, as much as leaders know how to accept responsibility, they also know how to delegate it, too. Leaders aren’t afraid to admit that they need help from time to time, and they’re also not afraid to step into a situation when it calls for it. If this sounds like you, if you’re not afraid to lead by example and encourage a good work ethic, you’re probably a great Blimpie franchise candidate.
#3. You’re a Good Listener
Employees are going to come to you with problems or issues. Customers will come to you with feedback or suggestions. Will you listen¹? As a Blimpie franchisee, it’s important to be able to hear what it is employees and customers have to say, so that you can improve the day-to-day operations of your franchise and continue to meet the needs of your community. Listening to the people who matter, and tracking and evaluating your staff and operations, will help you identify what’s working and what isn’t, and will allow you to make the most of every opportunity. If you’re a good listener, you’re probably a good prospective Blimpie franchisee, too.
Our submarine sandwich franchises appeal to a broad range of investors with a variety of skills. You could be one of them, so reach out today!
¹ “7 Ways to Be a Good Listener.” Live Bold & Bloom. October 4. 2019