Orange Observer Recognizes Southern Steer Ocoee Franchise

Southern Steer Ocoee Franchise Bringing Meats to Orlando

Residents of Ocoee no longer have to worry about where to shop for gourmet meats: Southern Steer Butcher has moved into town. Recently recognized in the Orange Observer, the Southern Steer Butcher Ocoee franchise was opened in February by Steve Clapp and his wife, Ingrid. Now, Ocoee residents can shop for a variety of fresh cut meats, homemade sausages, marinated meat selections, healthy side items and private labeled sauces, not to mention a wide range of beer and wine choices.

After selling their business, North American Office Solutions, in 2019, the Clapps looked at an array of franchise opportunities. Seeing there was no local butcher shop in their community, when the couple discovered Southern Steer Butcher, they knew there would be an appetite for sustainably sourced, high-quality meats and foods.

Multiple Franchise Initiatives

Southern Steer Butcher isn’t your everyday butcher shop. Franchise owners are able to take advantage of a number of customer-oriented marketing initiatives that go beyond what is offered by typical butcher shops. For example, Southern Steer Butcher offers daily specials, such as marinated steak tips on Wednesdays and shrimp kabobs on Fridays. They offer discounts based on national holidays, as well as meal packs that provide great value to customers shopping for a week’s worth of meals. They also offer discounts to first responders, military, teachers, and seniors.

An important core operating principle of the franchise involves engagement with the community on a number of fronts. The Clapps are supporters of Project 52, a non-profit initiative founded by Southern Steer that feeds deserving families. They also work with Matthew’s Hope and Edgewood Children’s Ranch and the local Little League, among other organizations. On top of that, Southern Steer offers prep classes for groups up to 10, who can make 10 meals that feed four to five people. It’s just one of the many thinking “out-of-the-box” ways the franchise helps the Clapps and other owners engage their community.

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Southern Steer Is Looking For Hungry, Excited Entrepreneurs

Does your community need a gourmet, neighborhood butcher? Then Southern Steer is for you. With the rise in foodie culture and a newfound appreciation of local, organic foods, the local butcher shop has made an incredible comeback in communities throughout the United States. Southern Steer has become a franchise on the rise that’s looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about food and want to start a lucrative entrepreneurial career. Southern Steer remains an affordable franchise opportunity, with initial investment starting as low as $360,000. That includes a robust training and ongoing support platform on all aspects of running the business, such as marketing, brand recognition, real estate selection and contract negotiation, employee training, managing inventory, building a loyalty program, professional development, and much more.

“We’re looking for passionate people to join us,” says Greg Snyder, CEO and Founder of Southern Steer. “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. And our customers want answers to their cooking questions.  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. Now we want to share that with entrepreneurs.”

Own A Southern Steer Butcher Franchise Today!

It’s no secret, butcher shops are back, and the Southern Steer butcher shop franchise opportunity is poised to take the country by storm. Increasingly, customers want to know where their meat comes from, want a better selection and quality of meat, and keep their money local rather than shopping at a supermarket. Southern Steer is ready to hit the ground running at the exact moment when butcher shops are becoming part of communities everywhere.

To learn more, we invite you to visit our research pages here. If you’re ready to start a conversation about investing in a Southern Steer butcher shop franchise, fill out our form here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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