Frequently Asked Questions

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Just need to download the new app or need info on our new app?

Click here for the 411 on the new app

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Remember the old visit based loyalty system goes dark on September 4, 2018.

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.

Do you offer online ordering and a smartphone app?

YES! Please download the new Hungry Hobo app for your repective iOS or Android device. We have combined ordering, payment and loyalty in one package. Please visit our OneTaptoHappy webpage to find out more. Ready to order now from your desktop? Click Here.

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.