History & Growth
Established in 2014, Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks has grown from our food truck roots to a local storefront based, fast casual nosh spot. We launched our second truck operation in 2017 and soon after opened locations in 2018 in Farmingdale and a 4th unit in Commack, NY.
Soon after the three partners came together, they began looking for their first location. Not knowing “what they didn’t know” about the food industry and what it took to build a storefront location, in the process, they learned quickly. Of course, they hit a few bumps along the way, and they know they’ll save franchise owners from making the same mistakes and taking longer than necessary to open! Staying true to the simplicity of the food truck concept, they decided the future development would be brick and mortar restaurant. They also know that the restaurant business is constantly changing. They try to stay ahead and forward thinking in everything they do. Their motto is “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”... in their opinion, failure is not an option!
Knowing that franchising was part of the long-term plan, the work began in 2020 in the middle of the Corona-virus crisis. It was a balancing act worth the effort, they continued to grow and adapt as the market changed, solidifying online ordering. The brand saw growth in spite of the impact of Covid-19 on the restaurant industry.
As people turned to their local favorites and Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks to feed their families – albeit from take out, delivery and curbside pickups – they were hearing more and more from aspiring entrepreneurs all across the country.
People leaving their “day jobs” in cities and corporations finally ready pursue their passion to own their own restaurant and the founders at Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks was there to welcome them to the team.
Why Own a Chiddy's?
- Exciting new brand in the fast-casual space with a unique menu that offers a fun atmosphere for men and women of all ages with a family-friendly food offering and pricing model.
- Be part of a brand that brings a smile to all who experience it. An opportunity to immediately become a fan favorite to the community!
- We have relationships with Philly-based suppliers for that authentic Philly Cheesesteak no matter where you operate. We believe you don’t have to go to Philadelphia to get a great cheesesteak.
- Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks is more than just steak on a roll, we are community-based and are a foundation in any town or city where our owners operate.
- Our operational model and comprehensive training help owners launch the business quickly and provide a great first job to local teens as well as a full-time career opportunity for management staff.
Join Our Family
Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks is a family-oriented business that prides itself on great food, great service, and great people. We provide our customers with a menu that includes authentic Philly cheesesteaks, fresh-cut fries, and empanadas – what we call comfort foods. Our food truck in a restaurant concept brings the outdoors in to create unique, fun, and fast-casual nosh.
“Come get Cheezy at Chiddy’s!”
Our franchise owners will be able to rely on our prior management and business development experience. We have created a fun restaurant operation that keeps our customers coming back for more. Owners will benefit from our assistance with marketing and how the Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks brand can create a sense of community in your town.
Call us TODAY at (516) 927-7386