Owning a Great Steak Cheesesteak Franchise Doesn’t Require a Food Business Background

Small footprint, simple menu and low staffing requirements equal ease of operation for cheesesteak franchise owners

Launching a food business can require significant time and money and if you’re starting a business on your own, it can get overwhelming fast. For franchise owners with Great Steak, the nation’s iconic cheesesteak franchise, the experience of opening a business is designed to be much smoother from the get-go.

Great Steak™ franchise offers a proven and simple business model that centers on a singular core product. This can translate into lower operational costs, and because we’re focused on exceptional training and ongoing support, there’s no need to have prior food business experience.

If that isn’t incentive enough to consider investing in a Great Steak, Great Steak America’s Premier Cheesesteak® franchisees have access to some of the world’s most comprehensive training and support teams in franchising through parent companies Kahala Brands™ and MTY Food Group™. If you bring a passion for food and business and connecting with your local community, we’ll provide the training and support you need to successfully launch and operate your Great Steak. 

“The simplicity of the Great Steak brand makes us a great choice for investors, even those without any restaurant experience,”  says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “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. 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 cheesesteak franchise with customers

Great Steak can offer high employee retention

You can have a great menu, but if you don’t have a well-trained team that provides consistently high-quality service and food you won’t succeed. At Great Steak we enjoy high employee retention rates thanks to a mix of solid training and a fun, theatrical interaction with customers while creating cheesesteak sandwiches.

Great Steak’s network of franchisees are passionate about the art of the cheesesteak and making a living bringing that passion to their community,” says Raymond Lee, owner of the Great Steak in Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona. “Great Steak has provided me with a wonderful life for my family. As a business, it’s incredibly easy to run and manage. I’m very proud of the quality of our food, and after several years in business, I still cannot wait to come into work and serve our cheesesteaks, which I think are the best for miles around.” 

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 nearly 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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