Without sandwiches, sliced meats in the witness protection program and veggies suffering from body image issues would never have the courage to venture into mouths in public. Let deli fare step into the light with today's Groupon. For $5, you get $12 worth of food and drinks at Blimpie on Gaylord Parkway in Frisco or North Central Expressway in Dallas.
Since 1964, Blimpie has stacked and shuffled Jersey-style subs for on-the-go grabbers. The variety of items on its highly legible menu spans the subterranean spectrum, with hot, cold, and panini-grilled sandwich selections such as the new, oven-baked chicken cheddar bacon ranch dressed in crisp veggies ($5 for a six-inch). Or opt for the classic Blimpie Best, piled high with ham, salami, cappacola, prosciuttini, folded provolone, veggies, vinegar, oil, and oregano ($4-$4.29 for a six-inch).
To give meal mittens a rest, guests raise their forks high for fresh picks such as the garden salad ($3.59-$5) or the ultimate club salad, a complex arrangement of lettuce, slow-cured ham, oven-roasted turkey, swiss, smoked cheddar, bacon, and rogue tomatoes ($5). Other delectable edibles include cups of the day's finest soup ($1.99 and up) and complete kid's meals for diners under 12 years old ($3.99).
Blimpie - Frisco
It’s no surprise that a submarine sandwich can get a teenage boy motivated. But for friends Tony Conza, Peter DeCarlo, and Angelo Baldassare, fresh sandwiches sated not just their growing appetites, but their entrepreneurial dreams. After failed business attempts selling pots and pans door to door and trading stocks on Wall Street, the three heard of a bustling shop in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where sandwiches piled with freshly sliced deli meats and crisp vegetables had locals lining up out the door. With a similar business model in mind, the three opened their own shop in 1964, naming it Blimpie to evoke the blimp-like shape they planned for their overstuffed sandwiches.
Now a national chain, Blimpie stays true to the founders' original dream as staffers continue to stack sandwiches with freshly sliced meats, veggies, and dressings. Turkey, smoked pastrami, top-round roast beef, and crisp bacon crown freshly baked rolls or soft tortillas. Each of Blimpie’s stores brims with Americana-themed décor, paying homage to the company’s founders, their slice of the American dream, and the submarine sandwich that is emblazoned on every five-dollar bill.