Our reputation for delivering a premium cheesesteak attracts new customers and our straightforward menu turns them into lifelong fans
Burger places selling tacos, taco establishments selling fries … you won’t see the Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise brand jumping on the latest food craze. We have been steadily growing for more than 30 years by establishing ourselves as a consistent fan favorite with delicious, high-quality food.
The Great Steak franchise has capitalized on doing one thing extraordinarily well — delivering a premium cheesesteak that sandwich lovers across the country seek out on a regular basis. While many restaurants are quick to jump on the latest food craze, with confusing and complicated menus, a Great Steak cheesesteak franchise has a simple menu that is easy for consumers to understand and choose from. On the flip side, this straightforward menu is attractive to franchisees due to its ease and efficiency.
“When people decide they want a cheesesteak, they have made up their mind,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “They don’t want to get hit with two dozen offerings that are similar, or totally different. The Great Steak menu is small but still offers plenty of flexibility when it comes to customizing an order to get it just how that customer wants it.”
This consistency also translates into consistent traffic at Great Steak locations year round because people who want a great cheesesteak sandwich know they can rely on us to fulfill that experience.
“A terrific cheesesteak is always in demand,” explains Kari Combs. “When the Great Steak cheesesteak franchise concept was launched more than 30 years ago, that was the foundation — and that’s never changed. People who want cheesesteak have learned that Great Steak can meet that need with a terrific, affordably priced sandwich. That’s why they keep coming back.”
Simple business model means lower operational costs
The fresh, made-to-order menu is simple and profitable. Because we don’t rely on food trends to boost sales, we offer a restaurant investment with low startup and operational costs.
We also offer a more flexible model for investors than many food businesses because of our small footprint and tight-knit teams — typically no more than four employees. Additionally, running a Great Steak franchise doesn’t require prior restaurant experience. We’re all about teamwork, and being part of the Kahala Brands family, a world-class franchise industry leader, means new franchisees are walked through everything — from hiring employees and managing inventory to operating a point-of-sale system and growing the business.
Great Steak is a low-cost investment opportunity in the $19 billion sandwich industry that boasts a proven business model. Since our brand’s founding in 1982, the Great Steak cheesesteak franchise family has grown to more than 50 locations nationwide as it partners with entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing the classic American cheesesteak experience to their communities. Owners enjoy the support not only of Great Steak’s top-shelf management team, but also that of Kahala Brands™, one of the most trusted names in franchising with more than 3,000 premier locations nationwide. Whether you’re looking to bring authentic cheesesteak sandwiches to a shopping mall near you or wanting to open a friendly neighborhood eatery, Great Steak offers the right opportunity. There’s never been a better time to open a Great Steak.
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