Our premium product and simple business model make us a smart choice for investors seeking a brand that stands out from the usual offerings
2018 was a strong year for Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise, with highlights including recognition from leading industry publication Franchise Times, expansion into new markets like Fairfax, Virginia, and growing interest nationwide.
“We are seeing a lot of interest in Great Steak in many markets. Cheesesteak 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 that brings a lot of positives to someone who’s looking at opening his or her own restaurant.”
Great Steak takes cheesesteak very seriously. Founded by two Ohio brothers who fell in love with the sandwich on a trip to Philadelphia in 1982, Great Steak grew to more than 50 locations throughout the nation. Our simple menu focuses on cheesesteaks, both classic and innovative, and our specialization is appealing to not only cheesesteak purists, but also to the largest demographic in the United States: millennials.
“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors 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.”
Flexible footprint means more expansion opportunities for cheesesteak franchise
For entrepreneurs interested in bringing a tested and well-respected name to their community, Great Steak offers a time-tested system that works well in a variety of markets — 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.
Great Steak is a low-cost investment opportunity in the $19 billion sandwich industry that boasts a proven business model. Owners enjoy the support not only of Great Steak’s top-shelf 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’re 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’s never been a better time to open a Great Steak.