Butcher Shop Franchises Vs. Restaurant Franchises 

Options in the Service Industry

When investing in a food service industry franchise, you have options when it comes to what is offered and how much work you want to put in. Some businesses, like many restaurant concepts, can call for costly build outs and relatively slow ramp up times before you start to see growth. Others, like Southern Steer Butcher, have a proven business model that is easier to operate, and generally more affordable than average restaurant franchises.

Restaurant franchises face more start-up and operational challenges than many other franchises. The burden is on franchisees to invest on the front end, usually taking on larger sums of debt. While major restaurant chains can be profitable, most require upwards of a million dollars to build out and start up. With many lower cost food franchises, the chances of seeing lower profitability based on low sales volume are greater. Restaurant franchises can require long hours and more employees than many other franchises, as evidenced by current staffing shortages.

A butcher shop franchise, on the other hand, with fewer employees and often better hours, offers the chance for a far better work-life balance with a competitive profit potential. It’s no secret, local butcher shops are making a huge comeback in communities across the country. Customers want to know where their food is coming from, and they want a knowledgeable person to talk to about their options. Butcher shop franchises can also offer entrepreneurs a more defined and flexible work schedule. Whereas restaurant franchises can require early mornings and long hours late into the night, butcher shops are open during regular working hours and don’t require late evenings. More than ever, Americans are rethinking their relationship with their jobs and choosing career paths that offer a desirable work-life balance. It’s yet another reason why the popularity of butcher shops is on the rise.

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How Butcher Shops and Restaurant Franchises are Different

For starters, butcher shop franchises are far less expensive to invest in compared to larger restaurant franchises. Business experts will tell you the first few months in operation are the most tenuous financially, with little room for error. A butcher shop franchise, on the other hand, can take less time and money to get started.

Butcher shops also allow for more one-on-one time with customers, which provides a level of service you can’t get anywhere else. If you have a recurring customer base that keeps coming back, you are far more likely to see sustained growth. In turn, those customers spread the word about your business. The set up of a franchise restaurant, which operates on the idea of getting customers in and out the door, simply does not allow for personal, meaningful interaction. With a butcher shop franchise, you are constantly interacting with customers and becoming a part of the fabric of the community.

With more than 188,000 quick-service restaurant franchises and more than 32,000 full-service restaurant franchise establishments in the U.S., the market is crowded and standing out among your competitors is difficult. Unmitigated growth over the past years has led to too many options, too many competitors, and too many franchise restaurants on seemingly every street corner. With so little new territory available, it’s incredibly difficult for franchisees to expand and grow. Not so with butcher shop franchises, which are experiencing a full-on resurgence. It used to be that butcher shops were on every street corner. But, over the years, they were eliminated because of big-chain stores. Now, however, people want to buy local, fresh quality foods, and the demand for new butcher shops is through the roof.

The Premiere Butcher Shop Franchise

The Premiere Butcher Shop Franchise Southern Steer Butcher was founded with the mission to bring back what Americans across the country want: the neighborhood butcher shop. With customers traveling more than several miles to buy high quality gourmet steaks, chicken, take-n-bake sides, and much more, the demand for Southern Steer Butcher’s offerings is in growing demand like never before. With generally lower start-up costs, an easy-to-use, easy-to-operate business plan, and a history of growth, Southern Steer Butcher has emerged as one of the best investment opportunities that restaurant franchises simply can’t match.

Southern Steer Butcher has perfected a business model that is seeing growth in prime territories. From reducing waste, cutting labor costs, maximizing profitability, and creating innovative ideas like a loyalty program, Southern Steer Butcher has proven to be a lucrative investment for aspiring entrepreneurs.

“I’m passionate about entrepreneurship,” says Jack Lapointe, a partner of Southern Steer Butcher. “Corporate America is very uncertain right now, and a job doesn’t provide security. Owning a business is the best way to take control of your future. This is a business whose time has come and Southern Steer Butcher proved to be essential, recession-resistant, and profitable during the pandemic. That’s an amazing validation point. When you have an essential business and one that provides a service that strengthens communities, you have a recipe for long-term growth.”

Franchise Support

Southern Steer Butcher offers one of the most comprehensive training programs in the industry. From day one and for the life of the franchise, the Southern Steer Butcher team is available on a level that other franchise restaurants can only dream of offering.

It all starts with two weeks of in-person training at a store location in Clearwater, Florida, where you will learn everything from managing inventory, prepping foods, displaying products, managing a team, the POS system, and how to deliver the best customer service. Southern Steer Butcher also helps secure the best location for your franchise, maximizing visibility and convenience within your community. From there, the Southern Steer Butcher team helps with marketing to reach people in your community, as well as establish a digital presence. Southern Steer Butcher is committed to being available for any questions or issues you may run into, no matter what.

“We spent the last nine years proving the business model,” CEO and Founder, Greg Snyder, says. “It’s as straightforward as it gets, and we’ve made all the mistakes so that our franchise owners don’t have to make them. We know exactly what it takes to be successful in a butcher shop business, and we want to pass that on to entrepreneurs who share our passion for community, customer service, and delivering a great product.”

Own Your Own Southern Steer Butcher Franchise Today!

With butcher shops making a comeback for the ages in communities across the U.S., now is the time to invest with Southern Steer Butcher. To learn more about franchising opportunities, visit Southern Steer Butcher’s research pages or request more information here.

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