From mastering the art of the cheesesteak to managing inventory, Great Steak’s intensive training platform covers every aspect of the business
Before a Great Steak™ cheesesteak franchisee even opens for business, they are backed by the powerhouse world-class team at Kahala Brands™. In addition to aid in everything from site selection to grand opening preparations, Great Steak franchise owners also spend 40 hours training in one of the franchise network’s restaurants, mastering the art of the cheesesteak and running the business.
“If a franchisee brings the passion and enthusiasm for great-tasting cheesesteaks, we can teach them the cheesesteak business through our training process and our in-store operations. Great Steak is a simple operation and our attention to detail makes every customer’s visit a great tasting cheesesteak experience,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Kahala Brands. “We can help first-time restaurant owners own and operate a Great Steak.”
Simple business model and strong support are winning formula
Great Steak franchise owners also receive plenty of ongoing training and support once they are open. Continual reviews help owners work toward financial and performance goals, and they also are trained to effectively market their business in the crowded sandwich sector as a standout option for consumers seeking an American classic, made to order and using only fresh, high-quality ingredients.
“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 simple, and it’s easy to run,” says Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations. “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 $19 billion sandwich industry. Since our brand’s founding in 1982, the Great Steak 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.
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