With financing and guidance in hand, all they needed was a name. To help set them apart, they wanted to call their sandwiches something other than subs, submarine,s or hoagies. So they went through a dictionary until they came to the word "blimp" and a picture resembling the generous-size sandwiches they wanted to make. This was the "eureka" moment, and the BLIMPIE sandwich and restaurant chain was born!On April 4, 1964, the three men opened for business on Washington St. in Hoboken. The consummate salesman worked the slicer. The quiet thinker manned the dressing station. And the third entrepreneur took the cash. By the time the door closed at 9 p.m., $295 had been rung up - with sandwich prices ranging from 35 to 95 cents. Although exhausted, the business partners still had to clean up and get ready for the next day. That's when the quiet thinker faced the reality of the moment and of his future.

Contact Information for Blimpie

Company Website: http://www.blimpie.com

9311 E. Via De Ventura NA
Scottsdale
AZ 85258 USA Work: (480) 362-4800
Fax: (480) 362-4812

Entrepreneur.com Company Profile

Email: pr@kahalacorp.com

Opportunity Type:

Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings
  • Phone Support
  • Internet
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: With financing and guidance in hand, all they needed was a name. To help set them apart, they wanted to call their sandwiches something other than subs, submarine,s or hoagies. So they went through a dictionary until they came to the word "blimp" and a picture resembling the generous-size sandwiches they wanted to make. This was the "eureka" moment, and the BLIMPIE sandwich and restaurant chain was born!On April 4, 1964, the three men opened for business on Washington St. in Hoboken. The consummate salesman worked the slicer. The quiet thinker manned the dressing station. And the third entrepreneur took the cash. By the time the door closed at 9 p.m., $295 had been rung up - with sandwich prices ranging from 35 to 95 cents. Although exhausted, the business partners still had to clean up and get ready for the next day. That's when the quiet thinker faced the reality of the moment and of his future.

Total investment: $142,400 – $391,200

Franchise fee: $18,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 0

Number of Franchises: 1234

Company Owned Units: 4

Ongoing Royalty: 6%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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