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A Simple Idea Becomes The American Dream.
Tony Conza had a big American Dream and a simple restaurant idea: Stack
the finest quality meats, cheeses and toppings on freshly baked bread right in front of the customer. The idea for a name
appeared when he noticed that the new hoagie sandwich was similar in shape to a “Blimp.” He laughed and shouted,
“BLIMPIE.” And, the identity for America’s best-dressed submarine sandwich was born.
first Blimpie submarine sandwich restaurant opened on April 4, 1964, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today, Blimpie-branded
sub sandwich franchise restaurants are located in shopping centers, convenience stores, gas station food
marts, colleges, hospitals, and more. Now is a great time to join the Blimpie brand sub sandwich franchise family and to live the American
Dream of being your own boss.
Join a Bigger Family
Led by the vision of entrepreneurial industry leaders, Blimpie’s
parent company, Kahala, is one of the fastest growing food franchise companies in the world. With a large selection of high-quality,
quick-service restaurant brands, Kahala is a privately held corporation dedicated to developing proven business models while providing the tools for your entrepreneurial
Kahala has spent more than 20 years building not only a company, but rather a community based on support, trust and independence
through interdependence. Our community is made up of passionate franchisees, respected vendors and a dedicated and talented
support staff who all work together to ensure your success.
Kahala is structured to support your success by achieving synergies and costs-savings for the franchise community by bundling
“back of the house” functions, where the entire franchise community benefits from shared teams in purchasing,
legal, finance, real estate, business training, IT and human resources to capitalize on economies of scale. Each brand, however, operates independently when it comes to developing, operating and
marketing the individual concepts. A brand president is at the heart of the business and is equipped with a team of passionate
sales, marketing and operations talent to support Blimpie sub sandwich franchises and its franchisees. This
type of support is unique in the food franchise industry and sets Kahala apart from its competitors.