Own a business that strengthens your community by providing a service every neighborhood needs
A butcher shop is a pillar of any community. Not only does a butcher shop provide a higher quality meat product and a more sustainable way to buy it, it also provides an experience that customers can’t get anywhere else.
This is why Southern Steer has been so successful over the last eight years in business. In fact, the first location in Clearwater FL, in the Tampa Bay area was so successful that CEO and Founder Greg Snyder decided to open another location in Sarasota, Florida soon after.
Now, Southern Steer is franchising in order to help entrepreneurs realize their own dreams of owning a butcher shop in their communities. With a proven business model, exceptional training, and a visionary team of franchise veterans at the helm, there’s a myriad of reasons why investing in Southern Steer is a wise choice.
A butcher shop franchise is a recession-resistant business
When the pandemic forced the American economy to come to a grinding halt, only the businesses that were deemed essential were allowed to remain open. Butcher shops were not only essential, but they also provided a much-needed service in helping people who were forced to cook from home enjoy their meals, get a high-quality product, and get exceptional customer service.
In fact, Southern Steer experienced tremendous sales increases throughout the pandemic, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
“We were blessed during this time. We had a very strong increase in sales throughout the pandemic,” Snyder says. “We had a tremendous increase in new customers. People rediscovered cooking. They couldn’t go out to eat and we were there to help them be able to make a special meal at home – and the best part is these customers have kept coming back to us. It’s been an extraordinary time for us as a business and we’re very thankful for that.”
Southern Steer is a low-cost investment opportunity
The total costs to open a Southern Steer begin at $265,945, and if you take advantage of the financing options that exist, owning a Southern Steer can be even more affordable. These low costs of ownership are a reflection of our commitment to helping you realize your full potential in business and help you create a life full of opportunity by providing a service that your community needs.
“One of the silver linings of the recent pandemic is the explosion in entrepreneurship,” says Jack Lapointe, a franchise veteran and investor in Southern Steer. “Owning your own business allows you to participate in the market at your full potential to build something that you can scale, grow, and create equity. The advantage of a business is that you can build a legacy for your family or sell it when you’re ready to retire – you can’t do that with a job. Our commitment in this franchise is to help entrepreneurs prosper. Now is the time to invest in yourself and your future.”
This a fun business to own
Owning a butcher shop franchise means that you’ll be an active part of your community. You’ll get to know your regulars and become a part of their lives, encourage your customers to try new things, give tips to how to prepare meals, and you’ll provide a place where meat lovers and foodies can get a product that’s worthy of their appetites.
This is why we’re seeking entrepreneurs that have a passion for people, community, and a passion to join us as we rapidly expand across the country.
“We’re looking for passionate people to join us,” Snyder says. “A butcher shop is a recession-resistant business that is only becoming more relevant. People want to know where their food comes from and how to cook it – and that is not going to change. We’ve built a business model that offers tremendous profit potential, great work/life balance, and the ability to offer something every community needs. We’re excited to franchise with people that share our passion for this business. It’s so much fun and it’s so exciting to be a part of – and now we want to share that with entrepreneurs.”
Ready to Open a Southern Steer Franchise?
Learn more about the Southern Steer franchise opportunity by filling out an inquiry form on our website and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. We can’t wait to learn more about you!