Iconic cheesesteak franchise stays true to fans, not fads, to build brand equity for nearly four decades
Great Steak cheesesteak franchise has a simple menu that has remained relatively unchanged since our founding in 1982, much like the fresh ingredients and cooking techniques that result in a consistently high-quality, authentic cheesesteak.
Great Steak has remained a savvy investment choice over the years, continuing to be singled out by industry experts. We were chosen by Franchise Gator as a Top Emerging Franchise for 2019 and a top sandwich franchise by Franchise Chatter.
“Our growth over the three-plus decades we’ve been in business comes down to our unwavering commitment to the cheesesteak,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “When it comes to cheesesteak, if it’s not done right and authentic, you will hear about it from your customers. Our brand’s customers are very passionate: the cheesesteak is not just a sandwich, it’s a category all its own. Customers will drive miles and miles just to get a good cheesesteak. The Great Steak cheesesteak has won a rapidly growing base of customers who are loyal and excited, and they find enormous enjoyment in our commitment to the cheesesteak.”
A cheesesteak franchise can make a savvy investment choice
Entrepreneurs looking for a proven concept and a well-respected name to bring to their community should look no further than Great Steak. Not only is Great Steak backed by global franchise industry leader Kahala Brands™, but our business model is based on a time-tested system that works well in a variety of markets.Our simple and authentic menu appeals to a broad demographic and features the freshest of ingredients — bread baked in-house daily and sirloin steak sliced and shipped directly from Philadelphia. When such high-quality food is combined with a small footprint requirement, it produces a business model with low overhead and minimal staffing requirements.
“Great Steak appeals to a wide variety of people, but we are especially appealing to the millennial demographic,” says Combs. “Our food is affordable, with an average ticket of $8-$10. Plus, our use of high-quality ingredients is evident the moment a customer steps up to the counter. We don’t prepare meals in advance. Our customers tell us how they want their food, and then we cook their meal in front of them. It’s dinner and a show!”
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 nearly 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.