A simple business model and world-class training and support make Great Steak a top contender as an investment opportunity
Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise has been recognized as a Top Emerging Franchise for 2019 by Franchise Gator, which announced the annual rankings in conjunction with the release of its annual Top 100 list.
The Top Emerging Franchises list spotlights up-and-coming brands with 50 or fewer units. It’s notable that it recognizes Great Steak as a strong performer in the crowded food-franchise field, because Franchise Gator developed the rankings as a way for prospective franchisees to identify opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer.
“This recognition from Franchise Gator validates the interest in Great Steak in many markets nationwide. Cheesesteaks may have started in one part of the country, but it’s become popular everywhere,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “Great Steak is a well-known name and brings a lot of positives to someone who’s looking at opening his or her own restaurant.”
Streamlined business model and support fuels expansion
For entrepreneurs interested in bringing a seasoned and well-respected name to their community, Great Steak offers a time-tested system that works well in a variety of markets, anchored by a small footprint with low overhead and staffing costs. Many Great Steak cheesesteak franchise locations are in busy malls, while others are developed as standalone locations. By offering a food court-style, counter concept, as well as an independent, in-line model, Great Steak allows franchise owners to be where the action is.
“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors, even those without any 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 Combs. “Combine all of this with the support that parent company Kahala Brands™ provides, and all you have to do is run the business.”
Great Steak is a low-cost investment opportunity with a proven business model in the $22 billion sandwich industry. Since the brand’s founding in 1982, the Great Steak cheesesteak franchise family has grown to more than 40 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 not only of Great Steak’s experienced 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 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.