The busy holiday season means increased mall traffic and hungry customers looking for fresh and authentic food at an affordable price point
Retail sales are predicted to be up nearly 5 percent during the 2019 holiday season, according to this CNBC article. This means potential for increased sales for Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise food court locations. Great Steak differentiates itself among food court tenants that offer predictable burgers, chicken and pizza by specializing in a signature menu item with multi-generational appeal.
Great Steak’s high quality Philly cheesesteak is a time-proven food experience that makes it a great choice for food courts year round. A low-cost investment opportunity, Great Steak franchisees have access to world-class support and training provided by franchise giant Kahala Brands™.
It’s these qualities that have helped the Great Steak cheesesteak franchise concept steadily grow and build a loyal following over the past three decades. “Our significant process over the three decades we’ve been in business comes down to our unwavering commitment to the cheesesteak,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations of Great Steak. “When it comes to cheesesteak, if you don’t do it 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, excited and find enormous enjoyment in our commitment to the cheesesteak.”
Great Steak’s fresh, authentic food makes fans for life
Great Steak’s high-quality food stands out for busy shoppers looking for a quick meal that’s made fresh to order and never left under heat lamps. The commitment to fresh ingredients and processes prompted Mark and Beth Coleman to invest in a Great Steak in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, one of the state’s busiest malls.
“Great Steak uses natural meat products, the food is all fresh and it’s all made on-site in front of the customer. It’s fresh and good food,” says Mark.
Customers also love the high quality without the high price point. “Our food is affordable, with an average ticket of $8-$10,” says Combs. “It’s the quintessential American sandwich, which, at its best, features the simple ingredients of the original found in Philadelphia: thinly sliced sirloin steak and melted cheese cooked quickly on a griddle and then placed on a lightly toasted French roll — which is soft enough to soak up the juices. It’s relatable and easy to understand, and once you’ve had a Great Steak cheesesteak, you’re hooked for life.”
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 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.