Frequently Asked Questions

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At the Hungry Hobo, we have great information and news to share. 

What's the Hobo story?

The Hungry Hobo is a chain of sandwich shops that was created in 1973 when Jim Gende, Ray Pearson, Joe Gende, and Tom Spero converted 3 Little King stores into the first Hobo locations in Moline, Davenport, and Rock Island (1973). Since then the concept has expanded to include Old Town (1975), East Moline (1977), Bettendorf (1978), Milan (1984), Browning Field (1987), Kennedy Square (1989), Elmore (2003), West Locust (2004), John Deere Road (2007), 53rd Street (2009), LeClaire (2011), and the chain's first true drive-thru in Eldridge (2013).

The Hobo specializes in sliced-to-order and grilled sandwiches, baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, chef-prepared soups and shredded lettuce salads, and desserts that are baked daily in The Hobo Bakery. We currently have 13 convenient Quad-City area locations, accept all major credit cards, deliver box lunches and party items, and have made our everyday menu items available through We also have a smart phone app and mobile rewards program, and been voted Best Deli, Best Deli Sandwiches, and Most Distinctly Quad Cities Fast Food in various publications.

Please click here to see our full menu.

Are you currently franchising?

Not at this time, but we'll post that information here if that changes.

Do you have any nutritional information?

Yes. Click here to view our nutritional information. Information on Allergens can be found here.

Are you hiring?

Yes. Click here to apply online. 

Would you donate something to my cause?

While we're already involved in all of our communities, please contact us with any additional requests, or fill out a Donation Request Form.

What is your return policy?

While all of our employees are trained to make your food as it is ordered, we are aware that issues can arise from time to time.

To that end, if you're not satisfied with one of our products, you can bring it back to the store and we'll remake it free of charge. If you no longer want it remade, and have the product and receipt, we'll refund your money.

If you no longer have the product and/or receipt, or can't make it back to the store, please contact us for further consideration.

Who do I contact about a question or a comment?

Please click here and tell us what you think.

What's new at the Hungry Hobo?

The Hungry Hobo @  Browning Field RE-OPENS TODAY!
We can't wait to see you in our newly refurbished and expanded Browning Field Hungry Hobo! The store features our new look including video menu panels and new dining space. The store is open Monday thru Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The staff at the Hungry Hobo looks forward to serving you soon!

The Hungry Hobo Announces the Temporary Shutdown of the Browning Field Restaurant for Refurbishment
The Hungry Hobo is pleased to announce that the Browning Field store will be closed at 3 pm on 2/6/16 to be refurbished and expanded. The store will reopen in late February with a new look similar to our latest refurbishments at the Rock Island store and the  West Locust and Elmore Avenue stores in Davenport, IA. In the meantime, please call or visit other nearby locations including:

  • Rock Island (309 786 0035) located at 2532 - 18th Avenue
  • John Deere Road (309 764 7303) located at 4101 - 44th Avenue in Moline, IL
  • Kennedy Square (309 755 4747) located at 159 Avenue of the Cities in East Moline, IL

CLICK HERE to find a listing of all of our locations. Thanks!