There’s all kinds of reasons people have for saying Philly’s Best is the best tasting cheesesteak they’ve ever had. Some say it’s the secret sauce – and they’re not wrong to think that. But it’s not any one ingredient, nor anything you can eat, for that matter.

How we do what we do is why we do it better.

It’s our Uncompromising, Straight-Up Passion to serve the very best. It’s our Unwavering Respect for our guests, and their time with us. And it’s our Unfailing Devotion to each & every detail of preparation.

If that sounds like the way you want to operate a franchise, we’d love to talk to you.



Our customers have come to realize that not all cheesesteaks are created equal! They know when they visit a Philly's Best Cheesesteaks location they're getting a REAL Philly cheesesteak or hoagie made with a genuine Amoroso roll. Paired with a Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer, a bag of Herr's potato chips and finished with Philly's own TastyKake dessert treat, customers come back again and again for the real tastes from the City of Brotherly Love!


Helping you succeed as a Philly's Best Cheesesteak store owner is our #1 priority. We assist with site selection, store design, construction management, in-store training, ongoing operational support and marketing services, group buying power, brand advertising and more! Philly's Best Cheesesteaks is the perfect opportunity for energetic entrepreneurs who have as much passion as the typical Philly sports fan to build their business!


We're looking for energetic entrepreneurs with the passion, people skills and commitment to build a successful business. Previous restaurant experience is a plus but is not required. We'll give you all the tools and support needed. Success ultimately depends on YOUR passion, diligence and commitment to your location. The next step is up to you!

Expenditure Estimated Range
Franchise Fee $38,000
Royalties 6% of Gross Sales
Marketing Fund Fee 2% of Gross Sales
Initial Investment $257,000-$508,000

Growth Opportunities

Philly's Best Cheesesteaks has locations throughout California, and opportunities exist in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas. If you're interested in a specific area, please email us at


Franchise Application Process

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    Mutual Evaluation

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    Financial Review

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    Discovery Meeting

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    Territory Approval

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    Grand Opening


Our ideal candidate will have restaurant and/or franchise experience with a background in operations, management and/or marketing, and who is enthusiastic about running their own business while understanding the franchise model. Financial requirements will be dependent on the number of locations you commit to opening.

While it helps to have some experience in the industry, it is not a requirement. We will provide all the training you need!

There are many factors to consider when answering this question including how well you operate your business. We encourage you to connect with our current franchise partners regarding their experiences.

As noted above, the initial investment ranges from $257,000-$508,000. Item 7 in our FDD provides a detailed breakdown of estimated initial costs.

Upon signing on as a franchisee, our site selection team will work with you to identify the location that is right for you! Keep in mind that it’s helpful to reside in the general vicinity of your Philly’s Best business.

Absolutely! However, we recommend that you consider an Area Development Agreement (ADA) to open a minimum of three units to guarantee an exclusive territory. Exclusions may apply in certain circumstances.

Inquire now

Complete and submit the form below, and someone from the Philly's Best Franchise Development Team will contact you to answer any questions and start the qualification process. We look forward to further introducing you to Philly's Best Cheesesteaks and getting to know you better.

*The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended, and should not be construed, as an offer to sell a franchise or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. An offer to sell a franchise can only be made after delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document and after approval of the application for a franchise. In certain states, a franchise offering must first be registered with a state agency that regulates the offers and sales of franchises. We do not offer franchises in states where the offering has not been registered. We are currently not offering franchises in the following states: Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia or Wisconsin. The figures in the table above can be found in the Philly’s Best Franchise Disclosure Document. The initial franchise fee for a new franchisee’s first location is $38,000, and a $10,000 discounted initial fee applies to additional locations for multi-unit franchisees. The total initial investment noted is for single-unit only. Range for multi-unit is $257,000-$508,000.