|Type||privately held company|
|Founded||Moline, Illinois (1973 )|
|Founder(s)||Ray Pearson, Tom Spero, Joe Gende, Jim Gende|
|Headquarters||Rock Island, Illinois, U.S.|
|Number of locations||12 stores (2011)|
|Area served||Quad Cities|
|Products||Subs, Salads,other food products|
Hungry Hobo is a sandwich style restaurant chain in the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa, United States, with eleven locations in the area as well as a location in Galesburg (Illinois). As of 2004[update] Pryce T. Boeye is the current owner.
The company was founded in 1973 when Ray Pearson, Tom Spero, with Jim and Joe Gende converted three Little King franchises into the original Hungry Hobo stores. The three Little King locations were: 1969 - Moline (Illinois) 1969 - Main Street (Davenport) 1970 - Rock Island (Illinois)
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), and LeClaire (2011). In 2013, the company celebrated their 40th anniversary.
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