Franchise owners and customers alike hail the Great Steak approach to food, which is based in quality ingredients paired with skilled preparation
Today’s fast-casual dining world pits competitors against each other to see who can offer the biggest, or heaviest, or most ingredient-stuffed food imaginable. Many customers take a less complicated approach to food, and many of them make their local Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchise a regular stop.
“People are trying to simplify their lives, and that includes how much, and what, they eat,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “Great Steak has been around for 35 years because it meets the need of consumers who want good food made with quality ingredients.”
Interactive prep process wins fans
One way a Great Steak cheesesteak franchise sets itself apart is with its up-front preparation process. Whether in a food court or inline restaurant floor plan, customers are able to watch their sandwich, salad or other item prepared, and to customize it as they wish. It’s not quite “hands on,” but it’s close — and people really enjoy the interaction.
“Great Steak has a loyal following, and so employees get to know customers over time,” Kari says. “But even a first-time visitor enjoys talking to the people who are making his or her food, and it creates an experience that’s more of a partnership versus just giving someone an order and then picking it up at another counter, or having it brought to you.”
Simple menu doesn’t overwhelm diners
Couple that relationship with the fact that a Great Steak cheesesteak franchise menu doesn’t take a long time read. Great Steak franchise owners know what their customers want, and they make sure that’s front and center.
“When someone comes to a Great Steak, they aren’t thinking about what to eat,” Kari explains. “They know what they want. If they want to add a salad, or a potato, they can do so, but they won’t have to stand around and spend a long time figuring out the menu. It’s short, simple and easy to understand. Getting a great cheesesteak shouldn’t be hard, and Great Steak makes sure that it’s not. It’s a simple philosophy, and customers have been rewarding franchise owners with steady and growing business for more than three decades.”
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. 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.
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