People get hungry in different locations, and Great Steak’s location footprints are designed to meet them — and feed them — where they are
One reason fast-casual dining remains popular across America is the availability of restaurants. The Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise concept capitalizes on that selling point, thanks to two floor plans that allow for locating a restaurant either in a busy food court or as a standalone, in-line facility in a well-trafficked shopping area.
“Great Steak is designed for entrepreneurs with different initial goals,” explains Walter Mejia, Vice President of Operations. “Some people may want a smaller-size business, and a food court option suits their needs. Others may want a larger footprint and often have an area of their community in mind for a location. The Great Steak cheesecake franchise floor plans meet both of those business owners where they are.”
Food-court concept allows for quick start
The food-court floor plan allows for a Great Steak cheesesteak franchise owner to situate the business in an existing mall, or in one being built, eliminating the need to scout for real estate. The custom-designed counter shows the “behind the scenes” action of cheesesteaks being cooked and prepared, and the whole concept can be built out quickly and efficiently for a rapid start.
“Great Steak, through our brand’s corporate parent Kahala Brands™, has relationships with Realtors and mall operators around the country, and they are eager and willing to work with franchise owners,” Walter says. “And the physical aspect aside, the food-court floor plan is an extremely attractive model, allowing customers to see fresh, high-quality ingredients being prepared as soon as they order.”
In-line concept offers flexible footprint
For an entrepreneur who wants a larger space, or who has an area of his or her community in mind for a Great Steak cheesesteak franchise, the in-line concept is ideal. Although larger than the food-court setup, these Great Steak locations still are fairly compact, which allows them to fit into developments of varying sizes.
“Great Steak can go where the franchise owner wants it to,” Walter says. “The corporate team begins working with the owner right away on site selection, so a great location can be found. That activity is happening in tandem with other initial training, so that when opening day comes, the franchise owner and his or her team are ready to become the community’s destination for great cheesesteaks.”
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 60 locations nationwide as it partners with entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing the classic American cheesesteak experience to their communities. Franchise 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 at the perfect time. There’s never been a better time to open a Great Steak.