Great Steak’s simple business model and cost-effective menu create potential for higher margins
Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise is a low-waste, low-cost food business offering a unique and classic QSR concept in a market crowded with typical burgers, chicken and pizza.
The combination of a simple business model and a singular focus on perfecting one core product sets Great Steak apart. Great Steak has been winning new fans for nearly four decades and gaining industry accolades such as recognition as one of the best franchise investments for 2019 in the $23 billion sandwich and sub shop franchise market by Franchise Chatter magazine.
“People who love cheesesteaks really love Great Steak,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Kahala Brands. “If a franchisee brings the confidence and enthusiasm for great tasting cheesesteaks, we can teach them the cheesesteak business. Our training process maps out our simple in-store operations — they rely on attention to detail, which makes for great-tasting cheesesteaks every time a customer walks in through the doors. We can help first-time restaurant owners develop their skills in the underserved market of cheesesteak lovers in America and beyond.”
Great Steak cheesesteak franchise is a low-cost, low-food waste food business
Because Great Steak focuses on one core product, the American cheesesteak, there are few ingredients to purchase and few to waste. According to Feeding America, America produces an estimated 70 billion tons of food waste each year and customers are becoming more sensitive to such waste. A Unilever study revealed that 72% of U.S. diners said that they care about how food waste is handled. 47% are concerned enough that they would be willing to spend more money to eat at a place that actively tries to reduce its food waste production.
Great Steak also offers a small footprint and efficient business model backed by franchise giant Kahala Brands™ and MTY Food Group™, behind such successful brands such as Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry, which means Great Steak franchisees have access to a robust, industry-leading support network that includes extensive marketing support, ongoing coaching and more.
Beyond the business advantages, Great Steak’s network of owners are passionate about making a living bringing the art of the cheesesteak to their community. “Great Steak has provided me with a wonderful life for my family. As a business, it’s incredibly easy to run, manage and remain profitable. 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,” says Raymond Lee, owner of the Great Steak franchise location in Glendale, Arizona’s Arrowhead Towne Center.
Great Steak is a low-cost investment opportunity with a proven business model in the $19 billion sandwich industry. Since our 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 of Great Steak’s experienced management team, as well as 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.