Franchisees benefit from world-class training and then can share that knowledge with team members to build a highly skilled operation
Mentoring employees is just one of many fulfilling aspects of Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise ownership. When a Great Steak opens, it quickly becomes ingrained in the local community, whether as a popular food-court choice at the local mall or as a regular option for customers seeking a freestanding in-line restaurant. Team members are often high school or college students who are inspired to pursue business ownership themselves once they see the joys of business ownership.
“Great Steak is a fun, part-time place to work for young people. The brand has higher-than- average retention rates over most fast-casual restaurants. The company culture of our brand emphasizes an unwavering commitment to quality customer service, that skill benefits employees who are new to the workforce and exploring future options, like business ownership,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “Our franchise owners work alongside front-line employees in a tight-knit team, and these collaboration skills will benefit those workers beyond the Great Steak counter.”
Great Steak exposes team members to global franchise leader
One of the many advantages of Great Steak ownership is having the support of Kahala Brands™, a global franchisor with more than 30 years of building breakthrough concepts such as Cold Stone Creamery®, Blimpie®, Thai Express® and Planet Smoothie®. The Kahala Brands affiliation gives franchise owners and their team access to world-class training and a myriad of other resources to help them run a successful Great Steak.
“The minute an entrepreneur decides to become a franchise owner with Kahala Brands, the team is with them every step of the way — from finding a location all the way to their grand opening, and day to day operations. Franchisees spend a week doing 40 hours of training at the Kahala Brands headquarters, and then they are trained in one of the existing locations so they are ready to go when they open their restaurant,” says Combs. “The 40 hours of hands-on training shows them every aspect of running their restaurant, and they have that support for the rest of their franchise agreement.”
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.