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The French Market
The true story goes like this …

Back in 1982, against the pleading from friends and family, co-founders Ken Smith and Mark Turner decided to strike out in search of their dream – to open a Cheesesteak Shop. Having grown up on the East Coast, and being self-proclaimed cheesesteak addicts, they couldn’t understand why the rest of the world didn’t even know what a cheesesteak was. So, Steak Escape was born in Columbus, Ohio, 1982.

Opening in The French Market of Northern Columbus, the first store wasn’t much larger than a closet (209 square feet). But that didn’t stop Steak Escape from becoming the French Market’s sales leader right from the start. But it was no surprise, because they believed that their guests wanted and deserved something better than the ordinary.