A simple menu with fresh, made-to-order food keeps customers coming back and food costs down for cheesesteak franchise owners
Since 1982 Great Steak Cheesesteak franchise™ has stood out as a unique stronghold in the sub and sandwich space. With more than three decades of serving high-quality cheesesteak sandwiches to millions of fans, Great Steak’s classic menu has remained relatively unchanged, much like the authentic cheesesteak that is our specialty.
Great Steak continues to garner industry recognition and build a fan base nationwide. In fact, Great Steak was chosen by Franchise Gator as a Top Emerging Franchise for 2019.
“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.”
Commitment to authentic cheesesteak sets us apart
A simple menu featuring made to order sandwiches with only the highest-quality ingredients like fresh bread baked in-house daily and sirloin steak sliced and shipped straight from Philadelphia — make Great Steak stand out from other restaurant options. This specialization attracts cheesesteak purists as well as the largest demographic in the United States: millennials. According to Gordon Food Service (GFS), 49% of millennials say that sandwiches other than burgers are their favorite food. Restaurants “don’t need to be the flashy gastro hotspot to be appealing” to millennials, notes GFS — they want a brand with a voice, food with flavor and the ability for customization — all of which they can find at Great Steak.
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.