The cheesesteak sandwich was created in 1930 by the Olivieri family of South Philadelphia. On nearly every corner in Philadelphia there is a pizza or sandwich shop that makes cheesesteaks and hoagies. Philadelphians will argue at length about which shop makes the best cheesesteak. Everyone has their favorite. Pat’s King of Steaks, Lee’s, Geno’s, Jim’s, Steve’s Prince of Steaks, Tony Luke’s, Dellasandro’s to name a few favorites. At each shop, the cheesesteak is made a little differently contributing to the fierce loyalty shown by their customers. Today, many places outside of Philadelphia claim to serve an authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteak. But as any true Philadelphian knows, it’s all about the attitude and the roll!
Native Philadelphians, Bob and Andrea Levey started Philly’s Best to bring the authentic cheesesteak to California. While he was in the Navy, Bob was stationed in San Diego and constantly found himself craving a real Philly sandwich while being offered only poor imitations. After 3 years of extensive research, Bob and Andrea opened their first Philly’s Best Authentic Cheesesteak and Hoagie Shop in 1992. Starting with that first store in Fountain Valley, CA, Philly’s Best now has 24 locations – all serving the only REAL Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies to southern Californians. In 2008, southern Californians returned the favor by voting Philly’s Best cheesesteaks as the Best of LA®, securing their spot as the ONLY place in southern California to get authentic Philly cheesesteaks, hoagies and chicken sandwiches.
Philly’s Best uses only the freshest meat, cheeses and traditional Philly-style ingredients to prepare our hoagies and cheesesteak sandwiches including premium Boar’s Head® meats. Most importantly, we use genuine Amoroso® rolls which are shipped directly from Philadelphia. After you try one of our sandwiches we are sure that your experience will give you an authentic taste of Philadelphia. Enjoy a Franks® Black Cherry Wishniak or a bottle of Pennsylvania Dutch® Birch Beer and Wise® chips with your cheesesteak or hoagie and don’t forget to finish off your meal with Philly’s own famous Tastykakes®. Then you’ll understand with our traditional Philly-style food, atmosphere and attitude, why others may try but only we can deliver Philly’s Best!
Franchises Now Available
Since 1992, Philly’s Best has been serving the ONLY authentic Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies to Southern Californians. Starting with that first store in Fountain Valley, Philly’s Best now has locations throughout the state. Philly’s Best is offering franchises to a select group of individuals who are seeking a unique and rewarding opportunity. We will provide you with the knowledge and tools to run your business. Don’t miss your chance to join this growing franchise network!
Authentic Philadelphia Food
Philly’s Best cheesesteaks and hoagie sandwiches are prepared in the traditional Philadelphia style using only the freshest ingredients. In fact, we use only genuine Amoroso® rolls shipped directly from Philadelphia to give customers that truly authentic taste. They can also enjoy Frank’s® Black Cherry Wishniak soda or a PA Dutch Birch Beer and Wise® Potato Chips with their sandwich. And to top it off, they’ll be delighted to try Tastykakes® straight from the City of Brotherly Love.
The True Philadelphia Experience
Philly’s Best mission is to create the authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak and hoagie experience across the United States. It starts the moment you walk into the restaurant and see images of Philadelphia. From beautiful pictures of the city skyline, to photos of Philadelphia sports teams — the Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and Eagles – authentic Philly sights line the walls of every Philly’s Best location. Newspaper clippings about famous Philly sports moments or entertainers add to the neighborhood cheesesteak shop ambiance.
Entering a Philly’s Best Cheesesteak and Hoagie Shop immediately transports customers East to the corner cheesesteak shop. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling onions and thinly-sliced steak cooking on the grill engages their attention. The sounds of sizzling onions and steak, the sight of cooks chopping meat on the grill and of rolls warming over grilled steak quickly sends salivating customers into sensory overload. Adding freshly melted white American cheese or sliced Provolone topped off by a heaping spatula of grilled onions will deliciously satisfy the pangs of the hungriest customer.
Professional Training and Support
Helping you succeed as a Philly’s Best store owner is our number one priority. We will support you with lease negotiation and store location assistance, four weeks of training, ongoing operational and marketing services, group buying, brand advertising and more! We are dedicated to making sure that you have all the tools you need to make your business a rewarding experience.
Qualifications for Store Ownership
We are seeking energetic entrepreneurs with the passion, people skills, and commitment to build a successful business. Once we grant you a franchise, you will receive comprehensive training and support to help build your own Philly’s Best operation. Only serious candidates need apply, as we are awarding franchises on a very limited and select basis.
INTERESTED IN OWNING AND OPERATING A PHILLY’S BEST FRANCHISE?
We strongly believe that only at Philly’s Best can you experience the authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteak and Hoagie sandwich. With 15+ years of experience and over 25 locations, we are now searching for qualified candidates who believe in the value of our great products, superior customer service and the true spirit of Philadelphia! Come join the winning team at Philly’s Best!
• Low start-up: from $193,500 to $401,000
• Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
• Small space requirement: 750 to 1500 sq. feet of retail space needed
• Royalty Payment: 6% of monthly gross sales
• Marketing & Advertising Support: 2% of monthly gross sales
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