Proven systems and world-class training provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their Great Steak cheesesteak franchise
A Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise opportunity offers investors the chance to align with a longtime brand with the history, knowledge and experience to help them develop a great business. We have served millions of cheesesteaks since our founding in 1982, and we have grown to more than 50 locations throughout the country.
Startup costs for traditional stores range from $155,900 to $520,300. The franchise fee for entry point in the Great Steak franchise is $30,000, making Great Steak a low-cost investment opportunity with potential for high returns. Our business model is ideal for entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing the classic American cheesesteak experience to their communities, with no prior restaurant experience required.
“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors, even 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, and all you have to do is run the business.”
Owners have access to world-class support and leadership
One of the biggest benefits franchising with Great Steak is that you get the support of Kahala Brands, a global franchisor with expertise in growing multiple QSR brands including Cold Stone Creamery®, Blimpie® and Planet Smoothie®, just to name a few.
“Franchising with Kahala Brands gives our franchisees access to a vertically integrated system of support that includes everything from marketing, distribution, real-estate, trademarks, IT services including POS systems, managed IT services, and much, much more,” says Bob DiBartolomeo, Director of Franchise Development for Great Steak. “Great Steak franchisees are supported every day, from training and operations, marketing assistance, professional guidance with business plans on how to effectively market in their communities to grow their customer base. This allows our franchisees to focus on what they do best: giving our brand’s loyal customers the best cheesesteak experience that can be found anywhere.”
While you do not need restaurant experience to franchise with Great Steak, we do look for owners with managerial experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to follow our proven business model. You’ll also receive 40 hours of in-store training, learning every aspect of running your Great Steak and mastering the art of the cheesesteak.
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 franchise family has grown to more than 50 locations nationwide 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 franchise.