America's Sub Shop

Bigger, Better, Blimpie - Blimpie is one of the largest sub sandwich franchises in America. Quality, fresh-sliced meats and cheeses set the brand apart. Easy to own and simple to operate. Join our franchise family and reach your goals.

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What Does a Blimpie® Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Blimpie®, you'll need to have at least $125,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $139,780 - $404,700. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (20% discount off of initial franchise fee). *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$125,000
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Net Worth:$250,000
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Total Investment:$139,780 - $404,700
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party
Training Details:40 hours business/classroom training, 80 hours in-store training
Veteran Discount:20% discount off of initial franchise fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:350
Home Office: Scottsdale, AZ
Year Founded:1964
Franchising Since:1964

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Bigger, Better, Blimpie

Rich History. Rich Tradition. Rich Future. The demand for our flavor-rich, made-to-order sandwiches continues after more than 50 years. Steeped in American Tradition, people continue to flock to their nearest Blimpie® renowned for our commitment to quality food, Always. In 1964, Blimpie founders had a simple idea to be the best: stack freshly sliced meats and cheeses custom prepared on fresh-baked breads right in front of our customers. Today, our menu offerings evolve with consumer tastes but the heart and soul of Blimpie® remains, Great Food!

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Why A Blimpie Sub Sandwich Franchise?

It's simple: a time tested business model, steadfast support and highly competitive franchise fees.

Blimpie is the oldest, continuously operating, traditional sub sandwich restaurant chain in the United States.

  • More than 50 years of experience in franchising and franchisee support
  • Comprehensive pre-opening business and operations training and ongoing support
  • Our nationwide brand recognition, decades commitment to quality food, ongoing consumer research & development and marketing expertise help drive customers to your business
  • There's no cooking or frying and no restaurant experience needed
  • Third party financing available

Own An Up-and-Running Blimpie

In addition to new locations, occasionally we have existing stores for sale. If you'd like to own an up-and-running Blimpie, please ask about our re-sale program.

Financial Requirements

Interested candidates should have $75,000 available in order to qualify for this opportunity. Blimpie looks forward to hearing from you and sharing more information regarding opening up your very own delicious sandwich shop!


“I've been with Blimpie since 1997 and still believe that Blimpie has the best subs! What sets Blimpie apart from other quick-service restaurants is the combination of bread baked fresh daily with meats all sliced fresh to order and exceptional service."
– Brian Corsetti

“I started working at a Blimpie when I was 15. I've worked at several different Blimpie locations for the past 12 years. When I had an opportunity to buy an existing store, I jumped at it. I knew it would be a good investment. I remodeled the store and couldn't have done it without the training and support from Kahala and my area developer. I love the Blimpie product, and I'm very proud of our fresh slicing every sub and providing the best quality subs and value to my community."
– Jitin Choudhry

Legal Disclaimer: This is not an offer of a franchise nor is any communication directed by or for Kahala Franchising, L.L.C. (or its agents) to the residents of any jurisdiction that requires registration of a franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Blimpie® franchise will be sold to any resident of any jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. An offer of a franchise can only be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document. The Franchisor of the Blimpie brand is Kahala Franchising, L.L.C., 9311 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. For Washington residents only: Registration Number is: 80029322. For Minnesota residents only: Registration Number is F-7227. ©2012-2013 Kahala Franchising, L.L.C. Blimpie and America's Sub Shop are registered trademarks of Kahala Franchising, L.L.C. All other trademarks shown on this website are the property of their respective owners.

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Blimpie® is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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