Great Steak’s Classic Concept Builds Fans by Avoiding Trends

A streamlined business model and menu has established Great Steak as a restaurant concept with nearly four decades of longevity

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With more than three decades of serving high-quality cheesesteak sandwiches to millions of fans, Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise’s simple, classic menu remains relatively unchanged, much like an authentic, great cheesesteak.

Years after its founding, Great Steak continues to garner industry recognition and build a fan base nationwide. In fact, Great Steak was chosen by Franchise Gator as a Top Emerging Franchise for 2019.

“Our growth over the three-plus decades we’ve been in business comes down to our unwavering commitment to the cheesesteak,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “When it comes to cheesesteak, if it’s not done 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 and excited, and they find enormous enjoyment in our commitment to the cheesesteak.”

Streamlined business, support model fuel expansion

Entrepreneurs looking for a seasoned and well-respected name to bring to their community should look no further than Great Steak. The company is based on a time-tested system that works well in a variety of markets. Its simple, classic menu — featuring fresh bread baked in-house daily and sirloin steak sliced and shipped directly from Philadelphia — makes fans for life. When such high-quality food is combined with a small footprint requirement, it produces a business model with low overhead and minimal staffing requirements.

“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors, even those without any restaurant experience. We require low overhead, a limited amount of products, minimal prep and a small staff. It’s so simple, and it’s easy to run,” says Combs. “Combine all of this with the support that parent company Kahala Brands provides, and all you have to do is run the business.”

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 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 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.

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