Sandwich Shop Franchise Plans 4/20/20 Opening

Sandwich Shop Franchise Plans 4/20/20 Opening

Oh, Chance Steed. Even if you weren’t one of our awesome new sandwich shop Franchise Owners, we’d still love saying your name. However, we’ve got even more reason to love Chance Steed, and it’s got a little something to do with this interview he gave to Sarah Blaskovich of GuideLive, about his upcoming grand opening in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Texas is not usually associated with the, um, herbal refreshment that goes hand-in-hand with the Cheba Hut culture- in fact, cannabis isn’t even fully legal out there yet– but that shouldn’t be a problem for Chance Steed. After all, Cheba Hut is all about laid-back vibes, excellent food, and good times with great friends- three things that the Lone Star State holds in pretty high regard. 

Not only that, but, as the article points out, our sandwich shop franchise doesn’t actually sell any cannabis products. We just like to have a little fun with the names of our tasty concoctions, and tend to name them after some of our favorite strains of a certain popular plant. But that’s it- just sandwiches, dude. We swear. Chance Steed, who considers himself “friendly to the stoner culture,” was quick to point that out, saying, “It’s just a fun theme that goes along with the counterculture.”

Chance Steed (yes, we’re going to see how many times we can work his kickass name into this story!) first happened upon the Cheba Hut sandwich franchise concept on a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, not too far from our Fort Collins headquarters. A friend he was traveling with suggested that the two stop at the Dillon, CO Cheba Hut location for lunch, and he was instantly a fan. “The relaxed and fun, easy-going work atmosphere seemed like the perfect fit for me,” he said in a recent interview. Looking back on that first Cheba Hut experience, during which he ordered The Bomb, a meatball sandwich that remains his favorite menu item to this day, Steed tells GuideLive, “I was sitting there with my buddy, eating that meatball sub, and I said, ‘Man, I could open one of these up in Texas’.” 

The Dallas/Ft. Worth Cheba Hut is the first of three sandwich shop franchise locations Chance Steed plans to open in coming years, and he is eyeing neighboring cities like Deep Ellum, Arlington, and Denton as possible future location choices. Not only is the Dallas/Ft. Worth location the first one that Steed will be opening, but it will also be the first Cheba Hut in all of Texas! 

Since Texas is, like, really big, y’all, the success of Chance Steed’s first Cheba Hut sub franchise location could make a major impact on kickstarting similar success of future franchise opportunities in other major cities like San Antonio, Austin, or Houston- in other words, Chance Steed’s grand opening is like fuel for the Cheba Van to continue “rollin’” across the great state of Texas, not to mention the rest of the United States.

As an avid poker player, Chance Steed knows a thing or two about taking risks, but we are confident that this is a pretty sure bet for him. We think the trailblazing, mold-breaking Cheba Hut sandwich shop franchise spirit will appeal to a city that has gone and named its basketball team the Mavericks. After all, when all you’ve ever known is Subway, Blimpie, or Schlotzky’s, how can you help but love the superior sandwich ingredients and anti-corporation values you get at a sub franchise like Cheba Hut? With our eye-popping wall murals, eclectic menu that reflects each city’s unique flair, and a playlist that is almost as tasty as the sandwiches themselves, we’re about to give Dallas/Ft. Worth a whole new definition of the sub sandwich franchise.

Any guesses on when Chance Steed would like his grand opening to take place? We’ll give you a hint: it’s a significant date in cannabis culture. People throw parties to celebrate it. The date is literally in the title of this post. Give up? It’s 4/20! But since this is a very special year coming up, Chance has the, er, chance to host his grand opening party on 4/20/2020, which we can all agree is the “4/20”-est day of them all! “I’d like to be open by 4/20/2020,” he says. “For a 4/20 party.” We can’t wait to be front and center when 4/20 rolls around, ready to get our sub on with the one and only Chance Steed. Chance Steed! Chance Steed!!

How would you like to help us get our “grow” on in your little corner of the world? We’re on a “roll,” and aren’t stopping the Cheba Van anytime soon! Give us a shout if you want to be considered for a Cheba Hut sandwich franchise opportunity by completing the form below. Need a little more info first? Not a problem. Click here to be whisked away to our sub franchise website, where we can answer more of your questions and give you all the deets on what it takes to be Cheba material. 

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Sub Franchise Owner Chats About Expansion

Sub Franchise Owner Chats About Expansion

Here at the Cheba Hut sub franchise, we’re all about expansion these days. It’s no secret that our laid-back, feel-good vibes and open-minded, inclusive culture fit in perfectly with the “Green Wave” that’s sweeping across America, and we’re on a mission to bring tasty Cheba goodness in a fun-loving atmosphere to people all over the country. We’re stoked to spread our message of love and deliciousness to the masses, and we won’t stop until everyone in the U.S. of A. has a chance to experience Cheba Hut’s “toasted” subs for themselves, but there are definitely a few areas in the country that we’re eyeing especially hard for future sandwich franchise locations.

One of these states is Michigan, in no small part due to that good old college rivalry we just can’t get enough of! The whole Michigan/Michigan State thing is absolutely the sort of thing we live for, and we’ve got a goal to make our sub franchise an integral part of that time-honored rivalry. In fact, we have big plans to open two Cheba Hut sub franchise locations in Ann Arbor and two in East Lansing by the end of next year. Our Chief Relationship Officer Seth Larsen sat down with Eric Lacy at the Lansing State Journal recently to discuss why our sandwich franchise has its sights set on Wolverine and Spartan territory. “We want each Cheba Hut to feel like that’s the only Cheba Hut,” said Larsen about our approach to creating a custom, one-of-a-kind flair for each sub franchise location we open.  For this reason, there is no doubt that our upcoming Michigan locations will be sure to feature some Spartan and Wolverine style elements.  

Larsen also visited with reporter Brenna McDermott from the Knoxville News Sentinel to chat about how markets like Knoxville, Tennessee are highly desirable future locations for the Cheba Hut sub franchise. As we’ve mentioned before, we LOVE being part of college culture, and we’re especially interested in expanding in towns and cities with SEC schools. It’s back to that college team rivalry thing again- we feel like we’re in our element when we’re in cities with young people and good, healthy sports grudges. It’s kind of our thing.  Not only does the Knoxville area have 12 colleges within a 50-mile radius, but it is also home to a thriving music and craft brewery scene- two things we also look for in the ideal sub franchise location. In the article, Seth Larsen likened Knoxville to another awesome U.S. city famous for its distinct counterculture vibe.  “I saw a quote recently that was, ‘Knoxville’s kind of like Austin but without the hype.’ I love Austin, I think Austin’s a great city, but … there’s a lot of hype and it’s super expensive to live and do business there,” Larsen said. “We like the markets that are typically a little under the radar to the rest of the population.” 

This approach to total global domination one amazing “toasted” sub at a time seems to be working for us so far- since our humble beginnings in 1998, the Cheba Hut sandwich franchise has grown to 25 locations in seven states…and we’re just getting started. We’re hoping to partner with a Knoxville-area Franchise Owner by 2021, so we can keep this Cheba thing “rollin” throughout the SEC. As the “Green Wave” sweeps across the nation,

Cheba Hut is finding all kinds of success in markets that have legalized cannabis products, thanks to our chill, laid-back culture (uhh…counterculture?) that goes hand-in-hand with partaking in certain recreational activities. But we don’t just limit ourselves to “green” states- places like Knoxville and Nashville in Tennessee, which hasn’t even legalized cannabis yet, are still prime markets for us, thanks to the kickass college culture and cool, out-of-the-ordinary vibes that make them a great place for a Cheba Hut. Since we don’t actually sell marijuana or any cannabis products, we’re perfectly legal in all 50 states. (Unless it’s against the law to make the most delicious sandwiches in town. In which case, guilty as charged!) In an interview that appeared in GreenState this week, Seth Larsen talked more about Cheba Hut’s desire to open a sandwich franchise location in Knoxville. “We’ve kind of been doing this fast-casual thing for longer than that’s even been a buzzword,” he said, adding, “We want to expand, we want to expand to cool markets, and we think Knoxville’s a cool market.”

It’s only a matter of time before the Cheba Hut VW bus rolls into East Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Knoxville- and if you live in any of these markets and want to help us bring our kickass sub franchise to town, we want to talk to you! We’re looking for unique individuals who can put their own personal stamp on a friendly neighborhood Cheba Hut in the cities we’ve got our eye on for the near future.

What if you want to open a Cheba Hut sandwich franchise but don’t live anywhere near Michigan or Tennessee? Don’t sweat it- we’re always on the lookout for cool places with a chill vibe that matches our own. Want to nominate your hometown as the next Cheba Hut location? Hit us up! We’re listening. Just visit our franchise website or fill out the form below to get started. We’re counting on YOU to help us realize our dream of Total Sub Domination! (No pressure.)

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Sub Franchise Sets Sights on Nashville

Sub Franchise Sets Sights on Nashville

Guess what, Nashville residents? The Cheba Hut sub franchise wants YOU! That’s right- Music City, U.S.A. is on track to get “toasted,” and we can’t wait! FOX 17 Nashville announced that we’re setting our sights on opening a Cheba Hut sub franchise near Vanderbilt University.

In case you were wondering, that’s no coincidence- Cheba Hut is specifically looking to open more sandwich franchise locations in towns where SEC colleges also reside. Why? It’s simple: college students love us! What could be more “college” than hitting up Cheba with your best buds, or scarfing a dank White Widow pinner and some Kool-Aid during a late-night study sesh? Ever since Cheba Hut began back in 1998 (which, by the way, is before some of these current college students were even born, if you didn’t feel old enough yet today), bringing our sub franchise to college towns has been part of our master plan to dominate the sandwich market. (Evil laugh.) Seriously, though- if you were a sub franchise brand that was all about chill vibes, great tunes, tasty subs, and giving a one-finger salute to Da Man, wouldn’t you want to hang out with college students too?

SEC colleges like Nashville’s Vanderbilt University add another layer to our Cheba Hut Global Domination Manifesto because they bring the fun and competitive nature of sports rivalries into the mix. In case you haven’t noticed by now, Cheba Hut is all about one-upping the competition and engaging in a little harmless smack-talking, so we’re right in our element when we find ourselves amidst epic football rivalries between universities in the Southeastern Conference. 

The open-minded, laid-back Cheba Hut culture is another thing that makes us a great fit for college towns, because it’s a time in people’s lives where they can expand their horizons, think for themselves, and truly embrace new philosophies and ways of life. “We want Cheba Hut to be part of that ‘Rite of Passage’ that’s part of college—that experience of making awesome memories with friends at the local Cheba Hut has the chance to become a big part of going to college in Baton Rouge, or Gainesville, Athens, Fayetteville,” said our COO Marc Torres in a June interview. Now we’re looking to add Nashville to the list, so we can know for sure that Cheba Hut is on pace to become the go-to sub franchise for hungry college students looking for more than just a regular dining experience.

Besides the awesome college students at Vanderbilt that we can’t wait to meet, we’re also excited to get “rollin” into a city with such a music-rich history. After all, you don’t get the nickname “Music City” without a culture that is steeped in music! We’ve always believed that good vibes and good subs go hand in hand with good music, and we make our signature playlists an integral part of every Cheba Hut sub franchise we open. In fact, each Cheba Hut location has a slightly different playlist cranking over the speakers while you eat, with songs by local artists woven in with fan favorites. We try to keep our music as unique to each location as its decor and featured subs- it’s a huge part of what makes us different from other sandwich franchises. So we can’t even begin to imagine how exciting it will be for our Nashville location Franchise Owner, whoever he or she may be,  to craft the Cheba Hut playlist for a place that’s home to the Civil Wars, Kings of Leon, and just So. Many. Country. Musicians. Wow, we just got goosebumps thinking about it!

So here’s the deal- if you live in Nashville, or want to live in Nashville, and share our dream of feeding hungry students the mind-blowingly tasty subs they deserve, we want to talk with you! If you’re sitting there right now, reading this, thinking how great it would be to own a Cheba Hut “Toasted” Subs full of smiling Vanderbilt University students, rather than whatever you’re doing right now, here’s your opportunity to do something different with your career! All it takes is a simple click right here on this link to be whisked away to our franchise website, where you can learn all about our amazing brand, crazy-good economics, and playful, fun-loving spirit. Or, if you’re ready to really get into it, go ahead and complete the form below to get started on the path to your new, fun life as a Cheba Hut Franchise Owner! Even if you don’t live in Nashville, it’s OK- we’re breaking ground and blazing trails all over the U.S. of A., and are awarding franchise opportunities in several select territories across the country.

The Cheba Revolution is heating up- now’s the time to join us on our mission to bring love, light, and subs to the people of Earth. Who’s with us???

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