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Great Steak Partners with Northern Mexico's Largest Bakery Chain in Continued International Expansion

Suspiros Pastelerías to open Great Steak locations in Mexico starting in October

Release Date: 08/10/2010

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Today, Great Steak®, America’s Premier Cheesesteak®, along with the brand’s parent company, Kahala, announced plans for expansion into Mexico through a master franchise agreement with Suspiros Pastelerías. Through this partnership, Suspiros Pastelerías, Northern Mexico’s largest bakery chain, plans to open 30 Great Steak locations in Mexico over the next five years.

The first Great Steak of Mexico is set to open in Hermosillo, Sonora in October 2010. Kahala signed a 10-year agreement with Suspiros with a 10-year renewal option.

“Suspiros continues to revolutionize the pastry industry in Mexico,” said Dan Beem, Kahala President of International. “With such a successful reputation of quality and innovation, Suspiros is the best company to introduce the unique Great Steak brand into Mexico.”

Since 2004, Suspiros Pastelerías has been producing and marketing homemade pastries and other high-quality products. They currently operate more than 100 stores located in 10 states throughout northern and central Mexico.

Great Steak is known for premium quality meats and grilled to order service, which aligns with the Mexican culture for quality ingredients and fresh fares. With universal importance of value and convenience, Great Steak combines these ideas creating a high international applicability.

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