|Privately held company|
|Founded||Moline, Illinois (1973 )|
|Founder||Ray Pearson, Tom Spero, Joe Gende, Jim Gende|
|Headquarters||Rock Island, IL, U.S.|
Number of locations
|Thirteen Stores (2014)|
The company was founded in 1973 when Ray Pearson, Tom Spero, and Jim and Joe Gende converted three Little King franchises to the original Hungry Hobo locations. The three Little King locations were in Moline, Davenport, and Rock Island. The concept was expanded to multiple locations.
In 2006, the company closed all locations outside of the Quad Cities, including locations in Iowa City and Muscatine.
In 2013, the company celebrated their 40th anniversary, and opened up their newest store in Eldridge, Iowa, with the franchise's first drive-thru.
The menu includes 13 different sandwiches, including 3 grilled, hot subs. It also includes salads, soups, baked potatoes, and other sides. The Hungry Hobo also offers cake, cookies, and muffins. Hungry Hobo also has boxed lunches and party sandwiches, cakes, cookie cakes, soups, chili, and other sides, for meetings or other large events. Bread and baked goods are baked fresh in the bakery every day.
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