Low costs, small staffing needs and strong training and support make Great Steak an ideal investment for entrepreneurs with no restaurant experience.
Opening a business in the competitive restaurant industry can be complex and costly, but Great Steak franchisees can rely on a streamlined business model and ongoing support to help them operate their Great Steak™ franchise.
Great Steak America’s Premier Cheesesteak® franchise owners and their teams have access to some of the most comprehensive training in the franchise industry, making it ideally suited for investors without prior restaurant experience. Franchisees learn everything they need to know to run their business, from how to handle inventory and back-office functions all the way through inventory control and the how-tos of making a great cheesesteak sandwich. These are just a few of the advantages school principal Mark Coleman and wife, Sara, saw in opening a Great Steak.
The Colemans are one recent example of franchisees who have joined the Great Steak network with no food industry background. They spent years researching franchise concepts, and the stellar franchise support Kahala Brands™ and MTY Food Group™ provide to Great Steak owners was what sold the couple on investing in the cheesesteak franchise brand.
“We really like that Great Steak leadership focuses on developing franchises and working with the owners once they are up and running and stays with them through the whole process,” Mark says. “Kahala Brands and MTY Group support franchise 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.”
Simplicity of business model make Great Steak easy to operate
Entrepreneurs looking for a seasoned and well-respected name to bring to their community should look no further than Great Steak. The nearly 40-year-old brand has fine tuned its time-tested system to work well in a variety of markets. A simple, classic menu — featuring fresh bread baked in-house daily and sirloin steak sliced and shipped directly from Philadelphia — makes it easy to operate and makes fans for life. This streamlined menu paired with a small footprint requirement equates to a business model with low overhead and minimal staffing requirements.
“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors, even those without any restaurant experience. We require low overhead, a limited amount of products, minimal 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 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.