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Blimpie Announces Panini Promotion

2004-09-20 The promotion will stress Blimpie's panini grilling as a compelling point of difference between it and sandwich category competitors.

Blimpie Announces First Winners of New College Scholarship Program

2004-08-25 New program provides scholarships for family members of Blimpie employees across the country...

Blimpie Talks About Reinvigorating the Brand

2004-08-18 The plan calls for a consumer-focused approach by franchisees, area representatives, and corporate employees to maintain the highest standards of quality and hospitality.

Blimpie To Launch Express Units in Wal-Mart

2004-02-02 Blimpie International, Inc., has announced it has entered into an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., to own and operate BLIMPIE Xpress restaurants in Wal-Mart retail locations across the country.

Blimpie Trainers Hit the Road

2003-03-26 Hospitality Ambassadors travel to every Blimpie market in the U.S. to train front-line crew.

Blimpie Shareholders Vote to Sell Company to Private Investor Group

2001-12-27 Blimpie International, Inc., announced that a majority of its shareholders approved the sale of the company to a private investor group, which will purchase all of the company's common stock.

Blimpie Files Preliminary Merger Proxy Materials

2001-10-25 Blimpie International, Inc. (Amex: BLM) announced today that it has filed preliminary proxy materials with the SEC in connection with a special meeting of shareholders to be held to consider and vote upon its previously announced proposed acquisition of the company by a private investor group.

Blimpie to Sell to Private Investor Group

2001-10-08 Blimpie International, Inc. (Amex: BLM) and a private investor group have signed a definitive agreement under which the investor group would purchase all outstanding shares of the company's common stock.

BLIMPIE and go2 Bring Subs to Wireless Web Users

2001-05-30 go2®, the world's first wireless location-based directory and information services platform, today announced an agreement with Blimpie® International Inc.

Blimpie Relinquishes 7 Stores

2001-05-14 Blimpie International, Inc., is selling or closing seven company-owned restaurants in order to focus on its core businesses of franchising multiple concepts and providing design and equipment services.