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Every community needs a neighborhood butcher

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Own a Southern Steer Gourmet Butcher Franchise

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What is Southern Steer?

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A neighborhood butcher franchise is what every community needs

There are some businesses that every community needs – and a butcher is one of them.
Americans are eating more meals at home than they were a decade ago, and with the rise of foodie culture, and a growing focus on health & wellness, going to a butcher is the only way to ensure that the quality, taste and source of the meat is exceptional.

This is why Southern Steer butcher franchise exists. Since our founding in 2013, Southern Steer has taken Clearwater, Florida by storm. With daily specials that highlight our specialty products, such as our marinated steaks, chicken, take-n-bake sides, and more, Southern Steer has won a large, cult-like fanbase of people who drive from miles away to visit us. In turn, our business has experienced double-digit growth for several consecutive years, including 2020, which is our best ever year in business so far.

As a business opportunity, Southern Steer is as straightforward as the food industry gets. Our business model is designed to maximize profitability by keeping labor and food costs low. With exceptional training & ongoing support, as well as a visionary leadership team with decades of experience in growing franchise systems, Southern Steer is a great opportunity to own a vital, dynamic business in your community for years to come.

Who We're Looking For

If you have a passion for meat, grilling, cooking and helping people prepare amazing home meals and you want to step up to business ownership, we want to talk to you! We’re growing outside of our original Clearwater market and we’re recruiting driven, passionate franchise owners to help us replicate the stunning success we’ve enjoyed in Clearwater and Sarasota over the past decade.

We’re looking for family business owners, former food or restaurant operators, area managers or anyone with a sincere passion for meat and community involvement who wants to bring a Southern Steer to their community.

We’re looking for both single and multiple unit owners and if you have experience managing a team, this could be an amazing opportunity to research. During 2020, our same store sales were up 30% over the prior year and post-COVID, our sales plateaued up at 40% over normal. It is not uncommon for us to have lines out the door on our super-popular sale days of the week. Our stores have amassed a combined customer list of over 40,000 people who opt in to regular emails about our specials of the week. It is also not uncommon for customers to come several times a week or come weekly and fill up a freezer.

With our low labor and reasonable build-out costs, you can be up and running quickly in this much-needed and potentially lucrative business. If you are looking to bring something unique and special to your community, start up a conversation with us!

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What Does It Cost to Open a Southern Steer Butcher Franchise?

The cost to open a new Southern Steer franchise will vary market by market. In general, we try to keep investment as low as possible so you can open and get to profitability quickly. Our total investment ranges from the high 200s to the low 500s. We look for in-line retail spaces near big-box home stores like Home Depot or Lowes, in shopping centers that have a lot of residential population. Typically, you will need 20-30% of the total investment as a down payment and we work with financing partners to help you get funding if you need it.

  • Total Investment Range: $265,945 to $569,365
  • Franchise Fee: $45,000
  • Minimum Cash Needed: $30,000 to $50,000
  • Financing: Available, via third party
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