A lot of time and hard work go into opening a restaurant. That's why we provide you with a talented support team and a highly efficient opening process. On average, it could take six to 12 months from the time you begin your journey until the day you open your doors. Below is an outline of the various steps you will encounter along the way.
Start the process today by completing the franchise application online. A Great Steak representative will review and respond to your submitted application and send you Great Steak's Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). After we receive your signed acknowledgement of the FDD receipt, you can begin the process of owning your own Great Steak restaurant.
Engage in further learning opportunities with Great Steak's franchise development team. Conversations with your designated Great Steak representative will be essential to your learning process. Validation calls to franchisees and visiting existing stores will also be beneficial. Upon mutual approval to move forward as a new Great Steak owner, you will sign a franchise agreement.
Finding a premier location for your store is essential. With help from a member of our real estate team, a broker or your designated regional Great Steak representative, we provide assistance in finding and selecting a great location for your store. You may elect to hire Kahala to do all the foundational work including researching local market studies, identifying a location and negotiating the lease, but ultimately you will sign the lease for your store.
With the help of your designated Great Steak representative, the build-out process begins, including site plan and design specifications. Great Steak works with industry leaders to design and build your store, ensuring that each location matches the established brand identity. Your designated Great Steak representative will help you with your official construction documents, including mechanical, plumbing and electric plans, as well as assist with any build-out/design questions you may have. You can also count on them to make an on-site visit with your licensed contractor to review your progress.
To maximize the grand opening for your location, we recommend working with your designated Great Steak representative to plan training four to eight weeks prior to your grand opening. As we mentioned earlier, your training will include both classroom and in-store training - a five-day course at KTEC, as well as an additional three days of in-store training. You will receive a grand opening kit complete with banners, posters, balloons, menu fliers and loyalty cards. You will also be presented with a detailed local store marketing manual which includes ideas and specific examples of successful marketing initiatives used by your fellow franchisees.
Throughout the entire opening process you will be in constant contact with your designated Great Steak representative. Together you'll work through a checklist from the time you sign your franchise agreement to the time you serve your first customer. Rest assured that when you become part of the Great Steak family, you'll never be alone.
The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise; nor is it directed to the residents of any particular jurisdiction. The following states currently regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise until we have completed the applicable registration or obtained the exemption from registration, and completed the applicable disclosure requirements. Regardless of what state you reside in, an offering can only be made by a franchise disclosure document. In addition, several countries regulate the offer and sale of franchises.