You’ve decided you’re as passionate about cheesesteaks as we are and you want to open your own franchise. Now what? Check out the questions and answers below. If you have more questions or want to get the process started, contact us below.
I WANT IN. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
You’ve got that entrepreneurial spirit and we want you on our team! Steak Escape is a great opportunity to own a business you can take pride in.
FIRST THINGS FIRST. WHERE SHOULD I OPEN MY FRANCHISE?
Traffic counts. Foot traffic. Potential area growth. Competition. Those are just a few of the factors we use to help you determine where and when to open a franchise. We will work with you to find the right mix of commercial and residential customers that will visit your location throughout the day.
AND THEN… HOW DO I DESIGN THE RESTAURANT?
Don’t worry. We will guide you through the entire design and construction process in an effort to make sure you open a great looking, functional restaurant that is built as cost effectively as possible. We provide detailed floor plans, blueprints and interior design. We value-engineer every process from signage to tables. We also work directly with your contractor to make sure the store is built to specifications and that you get everything you pay for.
WHERE DO I GET OUR PRODUCTS?
We want our franchisees to focus on customers and crew, not worry about products and pricing. We pool the purchasing power of all of our restaurants to buy high-quality ingredients at the best possible pricing. We have an established distribution network to bring the products to your back door twice a week.
Our R&D department spends countless hours in the test kitchen and out in the field in an effort to upgrade our menu, products, procedures and equipment on a regular basis. Our franchisees enjoy new menu items and limited time offers that customers appreciate and look forward to.
HELP! WILL I GET TRAINING AND SUPPORT?
You’re not alone in this. You and your representative(s) will train for 4 weeks divided between our corporate offices and at your Steak Escape Sandwich Grill. Training focuses not only on how to run a great restaurant, but also on how to run a successful business. Once your restaurant is built, we will send a team to your opening to assist in training your staff and to work side-by-side with you through the opening week.
HELLO? HOW DO I GET THE WORD OUT?
Social media. Print. Digital. Our marketing department provides each franchisee with a selection of proven, effective marketing tactics to draw customers to your store on a regular basis. Each year we provide franchisees with limited-time offers, website SEO and digital marketing, social media marketing, four-walls promotion materials and signage — all promoting Steak Escape Sandwich Grill’s brand.
LET'S GET THIS STARTED!
To fill out our franchise form, go to our Franchise page to learn more. We will have a representative contact you to discuss your options and next steps. Or give us a call at 614-224-0300.
Escape Enterprises, Ltd.
222 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43215