Great Steak Franchise Is A Great Entrypoint Into The Restaurant Business

Simple, easy-to-run business model and low overhead make us a smart choice for entrepreneurs opening their first food business

Principal Mark Coleman and his wife, Sara, researched business investments for a few years to find an additional source of income when their kids go to college. They chose Great Steak™ as the quick-service restaurant brand they wanted to open in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, because of our simple business model and world-class support of Kahala Brands.

Great Steak Store Front


“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors without any prior restaurant experience. We require low overhead, not very many products or prep and a small staff. It’s so simple and it’s easy to run,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “Combine all of this with the support that Kahala brands provides, all you have to do is run the business.”

Get the backing of global brand Kahala Brands at Great Steak

Opening a restaurant can be an overwhelming task, but the minute someone decides to join the Kahala Brands family of franchisees, we are with them every step of the way — from finding the best location to helping execute their grand opening. Franchisees spend a week training at the Kahala Brand’s headquarters, and then they receive hands-on training at one of the existing locations so they are prepared when they are ready to open their restaurant. The hands-on training demonstrates every aspect of running their restaurant. They have support for the rest of their franchise agreement, which was another big plus for the Colemans.

“We really like that Kahala Brands focuses on developing franchises and working with the owners once they are up and running. They stay with them through the whole process,” says Mark Coleman. “Kahala Brands supports owners because that is what they do, and they do it so well. It’s been such a pleasurable experience having that support and safety net knowing everything is being done correctly and on time.”

Great Steak Fries, Drink, and Cheesesteak

Franchisees also have support from other franchise owners. With many second- and third-generation Great Steak franchise owners in our network, the high level of support and expertise is yet another reason Great Steak is a top choice for new investors seeking a food business opportunity.

Great Steak is a low-cost investment opportunity with a proven business model in the $19 billion sandwich industry. 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. Franchisees can utilize the support of Great Steak’s experienced management team, as well as that of Kahala Brands, one of the most trusted names in franchising with more than 3,000 premier locations nationwide. Whether you are 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 has never been a better time to open a Great Steak.

Learn more about the Great Steak franchise

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