Frequently Asked Questions

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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 www.good2goqc.com. 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?

NEWS RELEASE

The Hungry Hobo Announces 45th Anniversary in Business

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The Hungry Hobo announced their 45th Anniversary in business, which will incorporate some new packaging, promotions, and uniforms throughout 2018.

“While we’re still in the process of trying to expand our concept in Eastern Iowa, we also wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate our 45th Anniversary throughout 2018” said Pryce T. Boeye, President and CEO of the company.  “In this case, customers will notice some new things throughout the year, including our first promotion, which is buy any King sandwich, get any Regular sandwich for $.45 during the month of January.  If the reaction is similar to the last time we ran this promotion 5 years ago, there should be a lot of sandwiches flying out of our stores.”

The Hungry Hobo is a chain of sandwich shops that was created in 1973 by Jim Gende, Ray Pearson, Joe Gende, and Tom Spero.  The concept specializes in sliced-to-order and grilled sandwiches, baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, chef-prepared soups, shredded-lettuce salads, and desserts that are baked daily in The Hobo Bakery.  They have 13 convenient Quad-City area locations, accept all major credit cards, deliver box lunches and party items, and have made their everyday menu available for delivery through www.good2goqc.com.  They also have a smart phone app and mobile rewards program, and have been voted Best Deli, Best Deli Sandwiches, and Most Distinctly Quad Cities Fast Food.  For more information, visit www.hungryhobo.com, www.facebook.com/hungryhobo, and www.twitter.com/hungryhobo11. 
 

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

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