Philly Connection

Franchise Costs

Net Worth Required:$150,000

Franchisee Options

Financing:Via 3rd party
Training:Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Philly Connection
Home Office:Auburn, AL

About Philly Connection

The award-winning master of the cheesesteak has been in business for thirty years and counting. While finding homes for full-sized restaurants across the United States, Philly Connection franchisees also open food trucks, running a comfortable mobile-based business.

Known for specialty cheese steaks, a variety of subs, and spicy hot wings, Philly Connection restaurants operate within the fast-casual medium. This right now is the most successful kind of restaurant.

Values & History

Unlike fast-food chains where food is cooked and sitting on the shelf waiting to be ordered, in Philly Connection customers see their food being grilled right in front of them. They know what ingredients are going into their meal, and that gives them confidence that they are eating fresh, terrific food. It's one of the core values of the company to make sure that our customers are getting what they pay for — genuinely delicious, freshly cooked or prepared meals.

Our steak is high-grade 92% lean. We don't just buy meat from whoever. Our steak is proprietary, and we always deliver on our promise to provide the very best cuts, not junk meat tossed in a freezer.

That's why Philly Connection has been successful for three decades and counting.

Industry Performance

The fast-casual restaurant is the fastest-growing segment in the industry today. Philly Connection hasn't had to change anything, we were always situated this way, meaning our core business is completely aligned with how customers seem to prefer eating out. It's wonderful for us that this has happened.

Customers like that they get food that is made-to-order. They don't mind waiting a few extra minutes to get something that is hot off the grill. When that cheese melts in their mouth and they sample our specially marinated steak, its just nirvana. You don't get that experience with burgers cooked half an hour ago sitting on a shelf. Customers these days recognize our food is healthier and tastier.

Yet the cost is not significantly higher, and that's a huge advantage in our favor.

Hot premium sandwiches, which is our staple, is mainly an evening hour preference for customers. Our best segment is the dinner segment, where our competition in the hot sandwich industry is surprisingly thin. Most sandwich businesses operate primarily cold sandwich businesses, where they compete in the afternoon-lunchtime segment. This discrepancy has allowed us to dominate market share for decades.

Purchasing a Philly Connection Franchise

If you're going to open a restaurant business, considering opening a franchise is a safer route for your investment. You get our well-established brand name, our recipes and already well-loved menu. You get our training, our marketing campaign, and you join a team of incredible people who know how to make this particular business run. Doesn't that sound more comforting than going it alone?

We have opportunities to open full-sized fast-casual Philly Connection Restaurants as well as food trucks. We provide cooking equipment with your franchise, so you'll have everything you need. If the menu changes, we will help you adapt.

We currently offer franchises in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Food trucks can operate virtually anywhere, at the discretion of the owner. You can even change territories depending on the climate and season. You can choose the times and days that you are running your truck. The ideal business for the entrepreneur who wants a part-time or full-time business and wants to be able to have full control of the operation.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We look for candidates who are hard-working restauranteurs or have worked in business operations. We will help with marketing but the more active you are, the better your enterprise will succeed. Therefore, we look for people who aren't afraid to go the extra mile to make their Philly Connection the best it can be.

If you feel confident you can run a staff, engage positively with your customers, and provide the best cheesesteak meals anyone has ever tasted, then we're ready to discuss a franchise agreement with you.

Training & Support

We start all franchisees in our Atlanta, Georgia office for a two-week initial restaurant operations training course. We'll help with everything from site scouting and acquisition, to interior planning and installment. All of your equipment comes as part of your initial investment package price, so there won't be any hidden costs as other restaurant franchises sometimes have.

For the first week starting with your grand opening, a company representative will work in your store, helping you supervise and ensuring that everything goes well. During this time, we'll make sure everything works as it's supposed to and promotional advertising should boost initial walk-ins as we do what we can as a team to ensure awareness of your restaurant is made to the community.

Throughout the life of our franchise agreement, you will have the advice, cooperation, and patronage of the company.

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Philly Connection is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas