The Blimpie franchise costs are lower than many of our prospective investors anticipate. Our streamlined restaurants along with our established relationships with vendors allow franchisees to get their restaurant up and running for a great price. We’ve developed a comprehensive list of our sandwich franchise costs in our franchise disclosure document – contact us today to request a copy! For now, we’ve included a few key portions of the investment here for your review.
Sandwich Franchise Fees
Like every franchisor, Blimpie has set sandwich franchise fees. As a Blimpie franchise owner, you’ll be equipped with our time-tested processes and procedures, allowing you to start your business off strong. While independent operators spend months, or even years, developing the most effective methods of operation, Blimpie has already figured that all out for you! Thus, the franchise fee actually gives franchisees the opportunity to save money over time. The cost of your initial Blimpie franchise fees will vary depending on the type of location you choose to open. Fees generally range from $11,900 - $19,900.
Total Estimated Initial Investment
The total amount you’ll initially invest in your Blimpie franchise will depend on factors like size and location. It’s impossible for us to accurately predict exactly how much every part of your new restaurant will cost, but we’ve developed an estimation based on our years of experience opening new restaurants.
When you franchise with Blimpie, you’ll have the option of opening a traditional Blimpie restaurant, a non-traditional restaurant (in locations like airports or college campuses), or a streamlined Blimpie Express restaurant that fits into even small spaces. The costs associated with each of these models will vary.
The sandwich franchise costs associated with opening a traditional Blimpie franchise are estimated to run between $139,780-$404,700. The costs associated with opening a non-traditional Blimpie franchise are estimated to run between $74,780-$276,700. One of our new Blimpie Express locations will likely cost roughly $104,529.30. These figures include just about everything needed to get your restaurant up and running. Of course, we’re looking for investors who are financially prepared to make the investment and nurture their business during its early months while they are still establishing a customer base. Contact us to learn more about the net worth and liquid assets we require of our franchisees.
What’s Included in the Total Estimated Initial Investment?
The Blimpie franchise costs include many important necessities. A few things that are included in the investment are:
- The initial Blimpie franchise fees which entitles you to use of the Blimpie brand name, as well as access to many of our training and support resources
- Travel and living expenses while attending franchise training
- Construction costs to buildout your location to our brand standards
- Security deposit and three months of rent
- Signage and menu panels
- … much more!
As you can see, we’ve developed a comprehensive investment breakdown, reducing the likelihood that franchisees will be surprised by unexpected costs. While independent operators often struggle to predict exactly what they’ll need to purchase before opening their doors, Blimpie helps our franchisees by providing them with a detailed list. If you’re hoping to start a new business, partnering with a franchisor like Blimpie is a great way to start off strong.
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