If you’re craving for some nice and yummy submarine sandwiches, then make sure to hop on over to the nearest Blimpie branch. This is one fine brand that you should visit!
The Submarine (Sandwich) has Launched
This amazing sub shop first launched during the early 60s in Jersey City, New Jersey. As a passion venture by high school buddies (Angelo Baldassare, Tony Conza, and Peter DeCarlo), the shop was actually inspired by similar restaurants such as Mike’s Submarines (which was famous in that city).
Trying to stand out from other sandwich joints, the founders wanted to coin their wares differently (since they didn’t want to settle with the “subs” lingo for their sandwiches). Conza originally wanted to use the term “hoagies”, but local residents found it confusing.
After doing some research, the team decided to go for the word “Blimp”, since they felt it does sound and look like their sandwiches.
Lo and behold – it was a hit! So much so, people even started to ask if the brand’s open for franchise opportunities.
Not Exactly Smooth Sailing, But Still a Success, Nonetheless!
To state it briefly, the brand actually expanded – but several difficulties have been faced.
If basing it chronologically, Blimpie is actually the first brand to popularize submarine sandwiches. However, because of misaligned business decisions and efforts, their main competitor, Subway, took the lead (and prestige) of being and having the best recall as the premier submarine sandwich brand.
Subway actually was founded a year after Blimpie – a wasted opportunity if this would mean in getting the top spot as the go-to brand for submarine sandwiches.
Even with the derailment, management made ways to pivot and make up for the lost opportunity. Seeing the impressive and profitable market that Subway has its hands on, Blimpie made several changes to get into the game. By addressing store-level issues (improving employee skills and morale, listing clearer and attainable goals, amongst others), Blimpie slowly got back on track in making a mark in the submarine sandwich industry.
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Sure enough, and after much work and changes, the brand remains to be a force in the food industry. The drive to excel (even if a great opportunity had been lost) offers Blimpie staff to always provide great service and food. And by letting their food speak for their efforts, more people are definitely left in awe with the great offerings that this brand has!
Tasty Treats You Should Try at Blimpie!
Let us know head on over to our favorite part of this feature! Here are some highly-recommended meals that you should try at Blimpie!
Subs & Paninis
Only Blimpie can make these stacked and yummt submarine sandwiches! Here are some top recommendations:
It’s in the name! As one of the top picks in this sandwich shop, do expect only the best in this sub! This deli sub wonder is packed with prosciuttini, capicola, provolone, slow-cured ham, and salami – and some amazing essentials that only Blimpie can offer such as vinegar, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, oregano, and oil!
Taste the amazing wonder of turkey in this sub. The oven-roasted turkey slices (and provolone) are also packed with the Blimpie way essentials of tomatoes, oil, onion, vinegar, lettuce, and oregano!
Another perfect combination! The amazing slices of salami, provolone, and slow-cured ham are all enhanced with the Blimpie way of deli sub enhancements of oregano, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, and lettuce!
Go for something green in Blimpie! This fresh delight is filled with vinegar, oil, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, oregano, tomatoes, lettuce, and provolone.
Definitely a massive favorite in Blimpie. Bring out the hero in you by getting this sub! This sandwich is packed generously with salami, prosciuttini, pepperoni, and as usual, the amazing Blimpie way of making subs with onion, oregano, tomatoes, oil, vinegar, and lettuce!
Oh wow! This is one of the biggest subs you’ll ever have! This gigantic sub is packed with mayo, oregano, pickles, oil, onion, roast beef, lettuce, sweet peppers, tomatoes, salami, turkey, provolone, and prosciuttini!
Simple and fresh, but done in the amazing Blimpie way. This deli sub delight is made with the finest tuna, lettuce, and tomatoes!
Simple does it best with another favorite dish at Blimpie. Made out of the best tomatoes, special Blimpie swiss, ham, vinegar, onion, lettuce, oregano, and oil!
The hottest sandwiches always come with some freshly (and hot!) baked bread or wraps. Here are some nice recommendations:
You won’t go wrong with these yummy and amazing meatballs! This hot sub is filled with truly special Blimpie meatballs (made of italian beef or pork blended) that are generously smothered in gastronomic marinara sauce, parmesan cheese sprinkles, and some melted provolone to balance it out!
Blimpie has its own version of this popular sandwich – and it is really amazing! The steak slices are matched with some onion and an amazing dressing made out of peppercorn and provolone!
This is one hot sub that you’ll never get tired of. This sandwich is filled with bacon, onion, chicken breast, tomatoes, cheddar, lettuce, and an amazing ranch dressing!
Go for a classic delight. The amazing combination of tomatoes, lettuce, fine mayo, and some of the juiciest and crispy bacon can only be done right at Blimpie!
Blimpie also offers some nice and fresh panini subs made with either pretzel bread or ciabatta!
The best ingredients in town wrapped together in some amazing bread! The crisp and juicy bacon slices, cheddar slices, tomatoes, and oven-roasted to perfection turkey work in harmony with the spicy mustard in this panini!
One of the truly amazing subs over at Blimpie. This favorite is packed with roasted red peppers, slow-cured ham, pepperoni, prosciuttini, provolone, and a really yummy italian dressing.
As one of the best paninis in town, this sandwich definitely does not disappoint! Comes with an amazing peppercorn dressing, this sandwich is filled with the good stuff of life like bacon slices, slow-cured ham, turkey, onions, and tomatoes!
Up for some amazing chicken? Want something really hot? Then, you’re in for a treat with this sandwich! This sub is known for its special Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and the amazing ranch dressing! Aside from those, this sandwich is packed with buffalo chicken breast, tomatoes, provolone, and onion!
Complete your meal with some tasty greens over at Blimpie!
A fine combination of chicken and greens! Made out of juicy chicken breast, romaine lettuce, and parmesan!
A salad feast! Made with choice ingredients of tomatoes, swiss, lettuce, ham, turkey, and amazing smoked cheddar!
Wrap up a juicy Blimpie experience with some wraps!
Get a wrap for an amazing Blimpie experience! This nice choice is made with the best turkey, bacon, chipotle mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes!
A blend of fresh and tasty ingredients! Made out of parmesan, caesar dressing, nice grilled chicken breast, lettuce, and tomatoes!
Don’t know what to choose among the many amazing choices? Check a sampling of cheeses and sliced meats in this tray!
Blimpie knows what goes best with their main offerings! Choose among soda, chips, cookies, and soup options!
What are you waiting for? The submarine sandwiches over at Blimpie is truly worth eating! Drop by the nearest store today!
|Limited Time Subs|
|Original Pork||$2.99 - $5.99|
|Spicy Pork||$2.99 - $5.99|
|Rg Tuna Combo||$6.00|
|RG Veggie & Cheese Combo||$6.00|
|RG Ham, Salami & Provolone Combo||$6.00|
|RG Ham & Swiss Combo||$6.00|
|Turkey & Cheese||$3.89|
|Ham & Cheese||$3.89|
|Drinks and Sides|
|Oatmeal Raisin Cookie||$0.69|
|White Chocolate Macadamia||$0.69|
|Peanut Butter Cookie||$0.69|
|Lays Salt & Vinegar||$1.29|
|Sun Chips Harvest Cheddar||$1.29|
|Doritos Cool Ranch||$1.29|
|Lays Sour Cream & Onion||$1.29|
|Fountain Soda (Pepsi)||$1.59 - $1.79|
|Bottled Soda (Pepsi products)||$1.69|
|BLT||$4.19 - $7.39|
|Philly Cheesesteak||$4.99 - $8.59|
|Chicken Cheddar Bacon Ranch||$4.99 - $8.69|
|Meatball Parmigiana||$4.79 - $8.39|
|Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar||$4.99 - $8.29|
|Buffalo Chicken||$4.99 - $8.79|
|Ultimate Club||$4.79 - $8.19|
|Sicilian||$4.79 - $7.79|
|The Blimp||$6.79 - $10.59|
|Hoboken Hero||$4.49 - $7.29|
|Tuna||$4.39 - $7.19|
|Roast Beef & Provolone||$4.69 - $8.79|
|Veggie & Cheese||$3.99 - $6.79|
|Ham, Salami & Cheese||$3.99 - $6.99|
|Ham & Swiss||$4.19 - $6.99|
|Club||$4.29 - $6.99|
|Turkey & Provolone||$4.49 - $7.29|
|Blimpie Best||$4.39 - $7.19|