In the heart of every community, there are iconic establishments that have woven themselves into the fabric of the local culture. Kelly’s Roast Beef stands as a shining example of such a cherished institution. From its humble beginnings to its ambitious future, Kelly’s Roast Beef has continually evolved while staying true to its roots, becoming not just a restaurant but a time-honored tradition. As the CEO of Kelly’s Roast Beef Franchising, I am proud to share the remarkable journey of our brand’s history and provide insights into our exciting expansion plans.


A Legacy of Flavor and Quality: A Journey Through Time

The story of Kelly’s Roast Beef began over six decades ago when a small, unassuming establishment opened its doors in Revere, Massachusetts. The visionaries behind this venture were Frank McCarthy and Raymond Carey, whose unwavering commitment to quality and flavor laid the foundation for what would become a New England culinary institution. With an innovative approach to preparing roast beef that combined slow roasting and slicing to perfection, Kelly’s Roast Beef quickly gained a reputation for serving the most succulent and flavorful sandwiches.

Word of mouth spread like wildfire, drawing in locals and visitors alike, all eager to experience the culinary delight that was Kelly’s Roast Beef. What began as a single location soon transformed into multiple restaurants across the Northeast, and now Florida, each one paying homage to the original’s dedication to taste, quality, and community. This commitment earned Kelly’s Roast Beef a special place in the hearts of generations, making it a tradition passed down from parents to children.


Nurturing Traditions While Embracing Innovation

As custodians of this rich legacy, we at Kelly’s Roast Beef recognize the importance of preserving traditions while also embracing the opportunities that the modern world presents. Our continued success can be attributed to our dedication to maintaining the integrity of our time-honored recipes and techniques, ensuring that every bite retains the same exceptional flavor that patrons have cherished for decades.

However, we are not content to rest on our achievements. The world is evolving, and so are the tastes and preferences of our customers. In response, we have carefully curated an expanded menu that includes a diverse range of offerings to cater to a broader palate while maintaining our commitment to quality. From fresh seafood selections to innovative meals and beverages, our menu now reflects the changing culinary landscape, all while staying true to the essence of Kelly’s Roast Beef.


Charting a Path to the Future: Our Expansion Plans

As we celebrate our storied history, we also look to the future with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. The demand for Kelly’s Roast Beef has extended far beyond the boundaries of Massachusetts, and it is with great excitement that we announce our plans for strategic expansion. Our goal is to bring the unmatched flavors of Kelly’s Roast Beef to communities across the nation, sharing our passion for excellence and culinary tradition.

Our expansion will be driven by a carefully crafted franchise model that reflects our values and principles. We are seeking partners who share our commitment to exceptional quality, community engagement, and a genuine passion for food. Through this approach, we aim to foster a network of Kelly’s Roast Beef establishments that not only serve outstanding meals but also become integral parts of their local communities, just as our original location did.


Conclusion: Continuing the Legacy

Kelly’s Roast Beef’s journey from its modest beginnings to its imminent nationwide expansion is a testament to the enduring power of tradition and innovation. As we move forward, we carry the legacy of Frank McCarthy and Raymond Carey’s commitment to culinary excellence with us, ensuring that every bite of a Kelly’s Roast Beef sandwich carries with it the taste of tradition and the promise of a future filled with exciting possibilities. I am honored to be a part of this journey, and I am thrilled to invite new communities to experience the unforgettable flavors and time-honored traditions that define Kelly’s Roast Beef.




Neil Newcomb CEO, Kelly’s Roast Beef Franchising