A simple business model and menu and strong teamwork make Great Steak a great place to work
Employee turnover plagues the restaurant industry. An MIT Technology Review article published in 2018 reported that turnover in the fast-food industry alone was at an astonishing 150 percent. The article cited new technology in restaurants, such as mobile apps and self-order kiosks, intended to make things easier for customers actually make things more complex for employees who often are poorly trained or not trained at all to work with the new systems.
At Great Steak™, we have strong training and support backed by world-class franchise industry leader Kahala Brands, as well as a streamlined, simple business model. Our restaurants don’t require a lot of equipment or a large staff, making us a great option into the food business for many young people.
“Great Steak is a fun, part-time place to work for young people. We have higher-than-average retention rates over most fast-casual restaurants, and we are very proud of that. 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 has access to a global network of support
One of the many advantages of Great Steak ownership is having the support of Kahala BrandsTM, 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 members access to world-class training and a myriad of other resources to help them run a successful Great Steak.
“As a Great Steak franchisee, the minute they decide to become a franchise owner with Kahala Brands, we are with them every step of the way — from finding a location to their grand opening. Franchisees spend a week doing 40 hours of training at our brand’s headquarters, and then they are trained in one of the existing locations so they are ready to go when they are ready to open their restaurant,” says Combs. “The 40 hours of hands-on training shows them every aspect of running their restaurant. They have support for the rest of their franchise agreement. In other words, we are here for them all of the time.”
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 50 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.