TRAINING AND SUPPORT
We know that starting a new business is never easy, and many franchisees start the process feeling a little lost. Blimpie stands out from other brands because our sandwich franchise support system starts working as soon as you sign your franchise agreement. We’ve streamlined the process of training our franchisees in our business model and getting their store up and running as simply as possible. With our experts by your side, you’ll never need to worry about feeling lost. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the sandwich franchise training and support you’ll receive as a Blimpie franchisee.
Initial Sandwich Franchise Support
We help our franchisees navigate the pre-opening process in a number of ways. One of the most valuable sandwich franchise supports we offer is assistance in finding a location for your new restaurant. You’ll also work with real estate experts to find a perfect spot in your territory that meets all of our criteria. A few of the many things we keep in mind when looking for a new Blimpie location include population density, the visibility of our signage, and parking availability. With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve learned exactly what to look for in a new Blimpie franchise location.
We also support our franchisees by assisting them as they set up their new restaurant. We’ve developed a distinctive look and feel for our franchises, and we help you to achieve it by connecting you with the right vendors for signage, fixtures, and so forth.
Blimpie’s Sandwich Franchise Training
Our sandwich franchise training is designed to get all of our franchisees up-to-speed on how to operate one of our restaurants, regardless of their prior career experience. At our headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, you’ll work with a team of Blimpie experts who will show you how to manage all of the important tasks you’ll oversee in your restaurant (for instance, mastering our state-of-the-art point-of-sale system). Best of all, your franchisee fee covers the cost of two people to attend the training, so you’ll bring along one of your trusted staff – allowing you both to learn from the experts how your store should be run. Your training will be divided between classroom learning and on-the-job training, where you’ll get to see the principles you’ve learned in action in a fully-operational Blimpie location.
Of course, your initial training doesn’t end there. One of our experts will join you right at your location around the time of your grand opening for up to six days to work with you and your team. While there, you’ll be observed, and we’ll ensure you’re properly implementing everything you learned about in training.
After all of this initial training, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to get your Blimpie franchise up and running with confidence.
Once your restaurant is open, Blimpie continues to support our franchisees. They have access to a comprehensive operations manual that allows them access to common questions as well as our policies. They can look forward to regular contact with a franchise expert who will provide them with guidance and feedback as they grow their business. We’re there to provide franchisees with some guidance when it comes to marketing their new restaurant. Furthermore, we’re always conducting research and development to help our franchisees offer the best products and services to their customers, helping them stay competitive.
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