Traits of the Best Blimpie Express Franchise Owner
Achieving business growth can mean very different things, depending on who you ask. For some, growth means leaving any and all competitors in the dust, while for others growth might be as simple as helping to bring smiles to as many customers’ faces as possible. No matter what business growth looks like for you, we have gathered a few qualities that are essential for any Blimpie Express franchise owner.
Blimpie, America’s Sub Shop, has been a beloved brand, making delicious sub sandwiches fresh in front of customers for nearly 60 years. Millions of fans choose Blimpie for our iconic menu and high-quality ingredients at prices that won’t break the bank. When our customers want healthy, affordable, convenient meal options, Blimpie is there to provide. Blimpie Express offers the same, full menu that our customers love in convenient locations, so they can grab a meal on the go.
On the franchisee side, Blimpie Express is strategically designed to have an affordable point of entry, and is easy to set up and install in a wide variety of high-traffic venues, such as convenience stores, airports, shopping malls, campus cafeterias, etc. With the support of our parent company, Kahala Brands™, you always have someone in your corner to help with any aspect of the business, from training and professional development, to implementing marketing strategies and efficiently keeping track of inventory.
But what are we looking for in a potential Blimpie Express franchise owner? Let’s talk about the three most important traits:
A Love for Sandwiches
While Blimpie Express also offers a diverse menu with options for salads or wraps, we are best known for our sub sandwiches, and so a passion for sandwiches is a must. Whether it’s hot or cold, stacked high or kept simple, a sandwich is perfect for any meal. We proudly serve a great selection of freshly-sliced meats, so our customers can see the quality they’re getting in every order.
But don’t just take our word for it—the popularity of sandwiches can be proven by the numbers too. The sandwich and sub store industry is valued at $23 billion, and only expected to grow from there. There is no better time to join the market and earn a living creating something you love: sandwiches!
A People Person
The next important trait to have is the ability to communicate and collaborate well with others. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers. We need franchise owners who share our focus and understand the importance of customer satisfaction.
Being a people person not only impacts the experience of our customers, but it is also critical for building and training your team, as well as working with any vendors you regularly rely on. We value having an optimistic, enthusiastic approach to business, because we have seen the long-lasting positive impact it can have on the community.
A Desire to Run Your Own Business
The final trait we seek out in our Blimpie Express franchise owners is a strong desire to own and operate your own business. It’s crucial to have a strong work ethic and a drive to be your own boss, so you can run things on your own terms. We set you up for growth with our comprehensive training and ongoing support teams, but ultimately you are the one in charge of your entrepreneurial goals and how you achieve them.
Our franchisees come from many different backgrounds and levels of experience, yet they all came to Blimpie Express wanting to feel more fulfilled in their day-to-day lives by working for themselves. Many have shared the dream of breaking away from the typical corporate ladder in order to have more control over their destiny.
When you own a Blimpie Express franchise, you have the power to decide how you want to grow your business. You have the potential to earn more profits for yourself instead of for someone else. Blimpie Express provides the proven business model that has brought growth to many entrepreneurs. With Blimpie Express, you may be in business for yourself, but you are never by yourself.
Learn More about Franchising with Blimpie Express
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur who loves sandwiches, works well with others, and has the drive to be your own boss, Blimpie Express is a great franchise opportunity. Find out more about what goes into owning a Blimpie Express franchise by reviewing our research pages here.
When you are ready to take the next step toward your business dreams, fill out our inquiry form here. After you have sent that in, a member of our team will contact you shortly and get a conversation started. We look forward to learning more about you!