Blimpie On Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Franchises for 2012
Entrpreneur Magazine just named Blimpie in their annual 10 Trends for Franchising in 2012. From burgers to child care, the magazine gives top honors to those franchise industries that seem to have the most potential to grow. Within the trends is the sub and sandwich franchise industry. Among the top chains rests Blimpie. Though it is smaller than, say, McDonald's, it still has a lot of growth potential nationwide and it continues to yield high return on investment to its franchisees. After all, there are over 2,400 franchises nationwide already. It's a nationally-recognized and trusted brand that is in high-demand.
So why is Blimpie one of the best franchises for sale out there? It's simple, really. Sandwiches are hot right now. People are becoming more health-conscious and want a delicious meal without sacrificing their calorie counts. Other reasons that the Blimpie franchise is prospering? Their parent company, Kahala Corporation, offers support to franchisees. They want to see them succeed so they offer training, marketing and loan aid. The cost of entry is low in order to maximize success potential for franchisees.
Blimpie has recently undergone a few changes too. They now have the Blimpie Catering Program, which allows your store to create a custom menu for anything from office luncheons to birthday parties. This exposure is important and helps franchisees to develop meaningful relationships with the community's businesses. Also, Blimpie has done a little re-branding and updated their look from their marketing to the stores themselves. They're on the cutting edge of quick-service restaurants.