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A New Twist on the Sub: Pretzel Bread

2009-05-18 Blimpie is introducing new grilled subs and a new bread option, pretzel bread.

Just How Did Blimpie Get its Name?

2009-04-01 Blimpie celebrates its 45 anniversary by telling the unique story behind the brand's name.

Blimpie Trumps Competition on Healthy Dining Finder

2009-02-19 Healthy Dining experts certified seven of the restaurant's sandwiches as nutritionally sound--more than any other sub shop.

Kahala Hosts Month-Long Fundraiser

2008-09-02 The five brands will give away a signature menu item from 5 to 8 p.m. and guests will be encouraged to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Blimpie Debuts Focaccia Bread and Panini-Grilled Sandwiches

2006-04-26 Blimpie restaurants will be offering three Italian-themed panini-grilled sandwiches on its new garlic herb focaccia bread.

Blimpie Celebrates 41st Anniversary

2006-03-29 Submarine sandwich chain Blimpie is celebrating 42 years with a new logo and promotion.

Blimpie Introduces Whole-Wheat Bread

2005-12-13 Beginning January 1, Blimpie will replace its wheat bread with a new whole-grain variety developed exclusively by General Mills for the sandwich chain.

Blimpie International CEO Resigns

2005-10-31 Mark Samson, managing director of Getzler Henrich-Management & Financial Consultants, will act as the interim Blimpie’s head until a new CEO and president is named.

Jeff Gordon Featured In New Blimpie Ads

2005-07-12 Blimpie International is following up its launch of Blimpie Guy spokes-sub with a sports-themed broadcast and integrated marketing campaign delivered by supplier partners Frito-Lay and Pepsi.

Blimpie To Reposition Itself

2005-03-23 In April, Blimpie plans to introduce an updated logo, a new restaurant design, and a new line of grilled sandwiches.