The iconic cheesesteak franchise’s streamlined business model allows franchise owners to benefit from low ongoing costs
Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise excels at delivering a world-class cheesesteak experience. Since 1982, our brand has served millions of cheesesteaks for an affordable price without compromising on the quality of our ingredients. As a business opportunity, it might surprise you to learn that owning a Great Steak doesn’t have to break the bank.
After nearly 40 years in business, Great Steak has designed the business model to maximize profitability and keep ongoing costs low by streamlining operations to become highly efficient.
“Operating a Great Steak requires relatively 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 offers a variety of models to suit many markets
For entrepreneurs interested in bringing a seasoned and well-respected name to their community, Great Steak offers a time-tested system that requires minimal staffing compared to many other concepts and works well in a variety of markets. Many Great Steak cheesesteak franchise locations are in bustling mall food courts, 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 in the market with the most return-on-investment potential..
“Our brand’s customers are very passionate: the cheesesteak is not just a sandwich, it’s a category all its own,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “The Great Steak cheesesteak has won a rapidly growing base of customers who are loyal, excited and find enormous enjoyment in our commitment to the cheesesteak.”
In addition to a loyal fan base, Great Steak’s network of franchisees are passionate about the art of the cheesesteak and making a living bringing that passion to their community.
“Great Steak has provided me with a wonderful life for my family,” says Raymond Lee, owner of the Great Steak in Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona. “As a business, it’s incredibly easy to run and manage. I’m very proud of the quality of our food, and after several years in business, I still cannot wait to come into work and serve our cheesesteaks, which I think are the best for miles around.”
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.