How Does Cheba Hut Differ From Other Sandwich Franchises?
We have fun. But don’t be fooled; We’re focused on becoming the most profitable concept of our kind. Ever.
Breaking the Mold
Breaking out of the mold of the traditional sub sandwich franchise isn’t easy, but it’s something that we feel we’ve done at Cheba Hut. Since our start in 1998 we’ve set ourselves apart from other fast-casual concepts and successfully been curing the munchies for our customers. We are the first marijuana themed “joint” (pun intended) and are dedicated to combining homegrown recipes with a chill, eclectic environment where real food is served by genuine people.
From day one, we have been focused on creating an environment in our stores that is relaxing, fun and genuine. While the marijuana theme is a hit, we are perhaps best known for the selection of tunes bumping in our Huts each day. We spend a good deal of time working with each sub shop Franchise Owner to ensure our newest Hut embodies the Cheba eclectic atmosphere.
No two Cheba Huts look the same. Unlike almost every other franchise out there, we don’t believe in the cookie-cutter store mentality. Rather, we focus on creating a Hut that celebrates each individual community. Each Franchise Owner works with a local artist to design a mural that reflects both them, and their community.
We offer two different store models; 1,750-2,000 square feet, and 2,400- 2,600 square feet. Both thrive in strip malls but the larger buildout can also be successful in a stand-alone building. Outdoor patios that range from 400-600 square feet are typically required and a parking lot is preferred.
While other food franchises also advertise using fresh, homegrown ingredients, what really sets Cheba Hut apart can be found in the real people enjoying the relaxed environment. We’ve done more than just create a place where people want to come and get a bite to eat, we’ve turned customers into loyal, raving fans. We’re very proud of the specific culture we’ve cultivated that can only be experienced in our shops.
Not only does our menu feature over 30 signature sub sandwiches, but you can also find a variety of Rice Krispy treats, salads and munchies. Most locations also offer craft beer bars that feature local beers from neighborhood breweries. We even offer a “Secret Stash” menu that features sandwiches unique to each market that can be found in over 20 different locations across 7 states.
How Are We Different?
The answer is in every way! Our unique sub franchises focus on serving the best damn sub you’ve ever had, employing the most genuine staff, and creating the most fun and relaxing atmosphere, we believe we are much different (and better!) than the average food joint. Here’s the specifics of what has made our sub sandwich franchise shine above the rest:
With all proprietary recipes, we take pride in skipping shortcuts. We offer toasted subs, homemade munchies and cotton mouth cures like Kool-Aid and local beer. Our proprietary Parisian bread is hand-rolled, hand-scored, and baked by a baker with over 50 years experience. Once all of our premium ingredients are assembled, we run each masterpiece through a toaster melting everything together to achieve the perfect toasted sub. We then “Load Up” each one with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, house dressing, parmesan and oregano.
ONE OF A KIND
Cheba Hut is a fun and distinct marijuana-themed eatery. By using puns, innuendos, and eclectic decorations we have created a business that is truly unique within the fast-casual space. This theme has worked for the past 20 years, but with the legalization of marijuana sweeping the country, our sub sandwich franchise has become even more on-trend than we ever thought possible.
At Cheba Hut we’re dedicated to combining homegrown recipes with a chill environment where all natural food is served by real, genuine people. It’s no surprise that our average Hut generates around $1.3 million in revenue – about twice that of your typical sandwich franchise. We also boast average sales growth of just over 13%, over 45,000 followers on social media, and hundreds of 5 star yelp and google reviews. When you open a Cheba Hut you open with an already killer reputation in the sandwich franchise industry.