FAQ

Answers to common questions about opening a Southern Steer Butcher Franchise

What is Southern Steer?

Southern Steer is a popular Tampa bay-area chain of neighborhood gourmet butchers that provide customers with a wide variety of premium meats, house-made sausages, marinated meats, and take-n-bake side items. Southern Steer franchise owners aim to become the most popular option for gourmet meats so customers have alternatives to mass-market grocery stores. Southern Steer has become a Florida phenomenon and began franchising in 2019 to expand its operations to other communities.

What Makes Southern Steer Unique?

Southern Steer has won thousands of fans on the west coast of Florida by delivering an exceptional butcher shop experience. We have daily specials, including our marinated steaks, chicken, and more, which makes our fans always excited to come back. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff help budding foodies and veteran grillmasters get exactly the right cut they need to make their dinners, dinner parties, and holiday gatherings more enjoyable. There is simply no replacement for a community butcher shop experience like the one Southern Steer provides.

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

Southern Steer is an affordable franchise opportunity by design. With costs beginning at $265,945, our mission is to help as many passionate entrepreneurs as possible open a community butcher shop.

What is the Franchise Fee?

The franchise fee to invest in a Southern Steer franchise is $45,000.

Do You Provide Financing?

While Southern Steer doesn’t provide direct financing, we do have relationships with third-party lenders who can help you secure the financing you need to open your business.

Do I Need to Be a Butcher to Open a Southern Steer?

Absolutely not! You can hire experienced butchers to work in your store. Your job as the owner to focus on growing your business, delivering a great customer experience, managing your employees, and following our proven business model.

Our extensive training platform teaches you everything you need to know to run a profitable butcher shop. We provide help in everything from marketing, managing inventory, professional development, ongoing coaching, and more. Our training is comprehensive and designed to help you become the entrepreneur you want to be.

Do You Help Me Find the Best Location?

Absolutely. Our team of real estate experts will work with you to determine the ideal location for your Southern Steer franchise. We look for high-traffic strip centers or shopping plazas that are anchored by a retail giant like Home Depot or a high-end supermarket. In addition to helping you find the right location, we also help you navigate the process of securing a lease, help with build-out, and coach you all through Grand Opening and beyond.

Ready to Join Our Southern Steer Franchise Owners?

If you’re ready to open a butcher shop franchise in your community, simply fill out the form on this site and begin a conversation. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

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