Cheesesteak Franchise Opportunity Guide

You can't say without thinking about Philadelphia. And even though the tasty signature sandwiches may be associated with Philly, they still sell everywhere. That's why a cheesesteak franchise might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Whether it's cheesesteak sandwiches - or the hoagies, Italian ice, and fresh hot pretzels often found in cheesesteak franchises - there's a world of business opportunities to explore. And you'll find all there is to know about it at Franchising.com.

Franchising is a tremendous business opportunity that offers a tried and true model complemented by national and support. Cheesesteak was once a phenomenon and is now a national passion and comfort food. Its growing popularity is a perfect fit for franchising. Small to big territories and single to franchisees are now being sought.

It's right here at Franchising.com that you'll find out who the major players are and what they are looking for in franchisees. You'll also find useful franchise buyer advice to help make important decisions.

Read below to find out more about cheesesteak franchises and discover if this franchise opportunity is calling you. Don't forget to also visit our extensive listing of franchises.

Franchise Businesses

  • Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
    Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative full-service casual restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment focus that combines exceptional food and beverages, with unique concepts, and proprietary operational strategies.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2008
  • Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill
    Aubree's is a full service restaurant providing top-quality, freshly prepared meals at a reasonable price in a casual environment. Their menu offerings include gourmet pizza, fresh baked breads, salads, pub sandwiches, burgers, tasty pasta dishes and comf
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1972
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap
    Brick House Tavern + Tap serves a menu of more than 70 beers, several beer cocktails and an assortment of classic American foods in a unique atmosphere.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2008
  • Brodies Franchising
    Brodies Mealmakers is proudly Australian, starting in the Queensland town of Gympie in 1987.
    • Location: AU
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    • Founded: 1987
  • Brother Jimmy's BBQ
    Brother Jimmy's first opened its doors in New York City back in 1989. Inspired by such legendary Carolina slow-smokin' BBQ joints as Melton's in Rocky Mount, NC and Maurice Bessemer's Piggy Park in Columbia, SC.
  • Charley's Grilled Subs
    Charley's Grilled Subs is best known for its made-to-order, Philly Cheese Steak and other steak, chicken and deli subs, gourmet fries and lemonade.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1986
  • Cottage Inn Pizza
    Cottage Inn stores now offer a variety of menu choices for carryout and delivery service. Some locations even have inside seating and "all you can eat" pizza buffet bars!
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1948
  • Glory Days Grill
    Glory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food at very affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill
    Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill is an interactive sports venue with pool tables, darts, video games and television.
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings
    Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1995
  • Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries
    Hwy 55, a retro-themed diner that features fresh, never-frozen hand-pattied burgers, house-made frozen custard, and other classic favorites in a unique open-kitchen setting, was founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1991.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1991
  • Jerry's Subs and Pizza, Inc
    Jerry's reputation as the premier franchise for World Famous Cheesesteaks and Authentic New York Style Pizza is well deserved.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1954
  • Miami Grill
    South-Florida based Miami Subs has been serving great food for more than 25 years.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1988
  • My Friend’s Place
    Since their founding in 1980, My Friend's Place have been compelled by the concept of uniting the taste of fresh food, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and the familiar presence of a long-time friend.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1980
  • Penn Station East Coast Subs
    Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, Penn Station serves a variety of grilled and cold deli sandwiches made to order with high-quality ingredients on freshly baked bread.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1985
  • Philly Connection
    The Philly Connection is a quick service restaurant chain that has specialized in delicious Philadelphia Cheesesteaks and other specialty sandwiches since it opened its first restaurant back in 1984.
  • Philly Pretzel Factory
    Philly Pretzel Factory offers consumers a fresh, healthier choice of a satisfying snack with their fresh-baked pretzels that are "served hot outta the oven."
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1998
  • Philly's Best
    Philly's Best is celebrating more than 20 years of true Philly flavor in Southern California.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1992
  • Pizza Boli's
    At Pizza Boli's, "We Deliver More" is more than just a slogan. It means MORE delicious toppings. It means MORE variety, including a full range of pizzas, subs, salads, sides, and wings.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1985
  • Pizza Rustica
    Headquartered in South Beach, Florida, Pizza Rustica is a successful pizza restaurant operating and franchising company.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • Planet Sub
    Planet Sub has always felt like a break from the droning grind of the corporate cookie cutter lifestyle they have all become so accustomed to.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1979
  • Port of Subs®
    Port of Subs is best known for its quality sandwich making and superior customer service.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1972
  • Romeo's Pizza
    Romeo's Pizza has a diverse menu consisting of award-winning pizzas, pasta, subs, calzones, strombolis, salads, wings and appetizers.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2001
  • Squisito(R) NY Pizza & Pasta
    Squisito® is the place to visit or call for a mouthwatering pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Their family recipes are made fresh for you!
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2008
  • Steak n Shake
    Steak 'n Shake is a classic American brand serving premium burgers and shakes in more than 500 restaurants across the country and the world.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1934
  • Submarine House Bar & Grill
    Sub House Bar & Grills offer customers a full menu featuring numerous cheesesteak options, salads, oven toasted deli subs, appetizers, desserts and more!
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1973
  • Top Round Roast Beef
    Anchored in Los Angeles, California, Top Round Roast Beef is a chef-inspired restaurant that serves quality food quickly in a nostalgic atmosphere.
  • Tubby's Sub Shops, Inc.
    Tubby's makes and sells deli-style and grilled-to-perfection submarine sandwiches all on their in-store freshly baked buns.

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