What Is a Blimpie Express Franchise?

Bring America’s Sub Shop to your existing business with a revolutionary model that’s designed to help you grow

If you own a c-store, one of the best ways to expand the profit-potential of your business is to add a food service option, like the Blimpie Express Franchise, that will make your business a destination. You’ll want a straightforward, easy to execute business that serves a product people love, meets the demand of all three parts, helps you win new customers, and has a rich brand history.

Blimpie, America’s Sub Shop, checks all of these boxes – and then some.

In fact, Blimpie has a model designed specifically for c-stores: The Blimpie Express. This model is not only one of the most affordable opportunities in the $45.2 billion sub & sandwich category, but it’s also designed for a quick build-out with minimal disruption to your existing business during the construction process.

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With proper planning, the Blimpie Express model allows you to be in business in a matter of days once you’re ready to build out – not weeks or months.

“The Blimpie Express model launched to help c-store business owners find an economical way to add revenue,” Jeff Wallace, Brand Leader of Blimpie. “Unlike other concepts, the Blimpie Express model is prefabricated, and is shipped to the franchise location in three separate units attached on site in a matter of a few days. The whole process is designed to be as easy as possible for both our franchise owners and their customers.”

Blimpie is a brand America loves

Americans love sub-sandwiches – in fact, Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day – and Blimpie is America’s Sub Shop.

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Since 1964, Blimpie has won millions of fans who love our iconic menu, commitment to the highest quality ingredients, and exceptional customer service. Blimpie pioneered the concept of making subs fresh right in front of the customer. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, our customers can see the quality in their meal.

“Blimpie is by far the best sandwich brand out there – the competition is not even close,” Wallace says. “We use the highest quality ingredients, and we just have the best tasting subs period. This is a brand with a strong 60+ year heritage, and we’ve never changed our commitment to quality. We provide great products and a great experience for our customers, and they keep us in their hearts.”

Win new customers, capitalize on third-party delivery

Investing in a brand with a built-in audience is a tremendous advantage. Blimpie is a brand with millions of brand champions, and we have over 60 years of brand recognition that our franchise owners benefit from daily. Our robust marketing support, as well as our continual roll-out of new Limited Time Offers, means you will be able to win new customers, as well as keep your customers excited to come back.

Importantly, you can expand the profitability of your business, as subs are a delivery favorite. Every Blimpie has the ability to  integrate with third-party delivery apps, such as UberEats® and DoorDash®. Blimpie also has our own online ordering platform, ready to help you capitalize on the demand.

“The Blimpie Express model allows you to expand your business significantly,” says John Wuycheck, SVP of Franchise Development with Blimpie. “Online ordering gives you the ability to go directly into your community – which is where our stores do best.”

We know how to help you achieve your business goals

Blimpie has over 60 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs achieve their entrepreneurial goals in the sub and sandwich businesses. Industry experts train you how to exactly how to run and own a Blimpie franchise business.

Blimpie Express Franchise team

“Many of the people on the Blimpie support team were former Blimpie franchise owners – including me,” says Bob Katat, Regional Director of Operations for Blimpie. “Our franchise owners come first, and we work to make sure that they feel supported from day one.”

Blimpie Express franchise owners receive support in every aspect of the business model, including:

  • Correctly serving and preparing our products
  • How to use our POS system, manage inventory, and keep food costs lows
  • Effective team leading
  • How to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Effective marketing in their communities
  • And much, much more!

“The support we provide to our franchise owners is outstanding,” Wallace says. “We meet with our franchise owners on a regular basis, both in-person and virtually. We want to help them reach their goals and continue to grow. When they succeed, we succeed – and with Blimpie, you’re never alone in business.”

Ready to open a Blimpie Express franchise?

If you’re ready to expand the profit-potential of your existing business, simply fill out the inquiry form on this website and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. We can’t wait to learn more about you!


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