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Thousands in the Tri-State Explore Hot, New Businesses in Franchising!


Mar 11, 2013

(Manhattan, June 15, 16 and 17) - Thousands of folks in the Tri-State will explore the hot, new businesses in franchising at New York City’s first ever International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center Friday June 15 through Sunday June 17. Even in a down economy, franchising has soared with a 40% growth in the past decade, creating 1 out of 8 jobs in America. After opening in Washington D.C. for the past 19 years, the IFE will move to the Big Apple because of its larger economic market and strong international presence. Some 350 franchise businesses will be on display including BLIMPIE – one of our nation’s largest and most iconic franchises started by three buddies in Hoboken who had a dream made of salami, ham and delicious freshly-baked bread.

What: New York City’s first ever International Franchise Expo — 350 franchise businesses on display to thousands of local people hungry for a new opportunity. For a fun, visual come to the “Feed Your Entrepreneurial Spirit” Sub Eating Contest at the Blimpie Booth (#184) – where Blimpie feeds hungry entrepreneurs!

Where: Javits Center at 11th Avenue and 36th Street, N.Y., N.Y. 10001
Blimpie Booth (#475 for information) (#184 for Blimpie Sub Eating Contest)

When: Friday, June 15 (10AM to 5PM), Sat. June 16 (10AM to 5PM), Sun. June 17 (10am- 3PM)
Blimpie “Feed Your Entrepreneurial Spirit” Sub Eating Contest is from 12:30 – 1:30PM – all three days.

Fun Franchising Facts:
  • Franchising currently accounts for roughly one in eight jobs in America
  • Franchising accounts for nearly 8 million jobs and $782 billion in GDP
  • There are an estimated 750,000 franchise businesses
  • In the past decade, franchising has seen 40% growth
  • This year, franchise sales are expected to jump $782 billion, up 15% from last year

About Blimpie:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Blimpie serves freshly-sliced, deli style sandwiches made with quality ingredients along with delicious soups and salads. Founded in 1964, Blimpie has grown to approximately 1,000 franchised restaurants across the U.S and Kuwait. In 2006, Blimpie became part of Kahala, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 14 quick-service restaurant brands. Read more information on Blimpie.

About International Franchise Expo (IFE):
From Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th, the International Franchise Expo (IFE) will be taking place at the Javits Center located at 11th Avenue and 36th Street in New York City. This expo will run on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

The International Franchise Expo provides thousands of entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn about the various business franchise opportunities available in the country. Participants will meet the owners of various franchise businesses that have proven track records and be able to discuss, in detail, the ins and outs of owning a franchise business. At this expo, guests will be able to attend an in-depth symposium and partake in up to seventy free seminars.

Guests will be able to have one-on-one discussions with business and franchise consultants, top level executives, and CEOs about starting a business or business franchise opportunity, while receiving an in-depth education on what you need to succeed from all the right people in the know. There will also be free and special seminars for women, veterans, and minorities. Guests will receive up to date legal, practical, and financial advice and learn about how to avoid the pitfalls when it comes to owning a franchise.

This expo has been produced by MFV Expositions, a leading producer for franchise events around the world. Blimpie guests attend free. Just visit and use Promo Code: Blimpie.