What is the QSR Industry?
Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat on your lunch break or a convenient dinner option for the family, quick service restaurants (QSRs) offer fast and affordable meals for people on the go. You might know QSR establishments as fast food restaurants, which are typically characterized by a limited menu focused on items that can be prepared and served quickly, such as burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and salads.
You can find quick service restaurants in a variety of locations: some are standalone restaurants, while others are smaller models set up in shopping malls, airports, gas stations, convenience stores, or any number of other high-traffic areas. Many QSRs include drive-thrus, and package their food in a way that is ready for takeaway, so that customers can quickly grab a meal and be on their way to the next destination.
The QSR industry is highly competitive and rapidly evolving, with new players entering the market all the time, while established brands constantly seek to evolve and improve on their offerings. In 2021, consumer spending at QSR establishments reached over $300 billion in the United States. With a market only expected to continue to grow, investing in a QSR business is a great idea. Additionally, compared to other types of businesses, QSRs offer a relatively low cost of entry, which is great for those who might not have much experience or capital starting out.
Blimpie Express is Shaking Up the Industry
Having been in the QSR game since 1964, Blimpie has earned the loyalty of customers all over the United States who keep coming back thanks to the use of the highest quality ingredients, stellar customer service, and a menu full of delicious options that the whole family can enjoy. America’s Sub Shop, Blimpie, was one of the first businesses to make sub sandwiches fresh in front of the customer, and we have been doing it ever since. With nearly 60 years of experience in the QSR industry, Blimpie continues to innovate and find new ways to meet today’s fast-paced momentum.
That’s where Blimpie Express franchises shine: without sacrificing quality or even limiting the menu, Blimpie Express provides that same famous sub sandwich experience with freshly-sliced meats that our customers have loved for decades, just with a smaller footprint. Franchisees can benefit from our established reputation and proven track record of growth, which makes all the difference when it comes to starting a new franchise business.
Why Blimpie Express?
The Blimpie Express model is easy and cost effective to start up, with minimal disruption to your existing operations. You can have the prefabricated model ready for business in a matter of a few days, rather than weeks or months. All you need are the standard back-of-house elements (3 compartment sink, water heater, walk-in cooler, freezer, etc.) to accommodate the Blimpie Express unit. After you have everything hooked up and running, you are ready to take on the bustling QSR industry. There is no need to worry about advertising: our marketing support and promotional campaigns are sure to bring in long-time Blimpie lovers and newcomers alike.
Along with so many other aspects of our lives, the QSR industry is growing its online presence too. According to Statistica, “by 2022, the global revenue of the online food delivery market was forecast to exceed $343 billion.” With our commitment to innovation, Blimpie Express is prepared for these advancements in technology. You can increase the earnings of your business with the integration of third-party delivery services like UberEats® and DoorDash®. Our online ordering system is another way we reach out to more customers and keep up with the need for speedy service and convenience.
Top Tier Franchise Support
As part of the Kahala Brands franchise group, all Blimpie Express franchisees are fully empowered to run a thriving business. We offer comprehensive training through our support program that provides you with the tools and resources you need, covering everything from food safety to inventory management to marketing strategies and customer service.
Support does not stop after your initial training, however—Kahala Brands offers ongoing operational support so that your business can run as smoothly as possible. We are thoroughly invested in the growth of our franchisees, and our top priority is to be the best franchisor we can be to our ever-growing community of QSR brands.
Learn More about Blimpie Express Franchise
If you are ready to invest in your own QSR establishment, or you want to add more revenue to your existing business, Blimpie Express is an excellent choice. Our strong brand, focus on customer satisfaction, commitment to innovation, and our ongoing support program mean that you will be starting out with a massive advantage over any competitors. Learn more about what goes into a Blimpie Express franchise.
The next step toward starting up your own Blimpie Express is to fill out our inquiry form here. Once you have completed this form, one of our team members will be in contact with you shortly. We look forward to learning more about you!