Beloved community-focused butcher shop looks to continue exciting expansion throughout the upcoming year.
Southern Steer Butcher, the popular community and education focused gourmet butcher and grocer franchise, is continuing to see tremendous business growth after a successful year, with more exciting plans on the horizon. The brand looks to continue to provide more cities throughout the country with the highest quality meats and produce, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a commitment to contributing back to the communities they love to serve.
Founded in 2013 by Greg Snyder, Southern Steer Butcher was designed to be a trusted source for customers to feel confident in their selections after each and every visit. The story all started after Greg made a visit to a similar style shop while traveling and recognized this level of butcher shop was lacking in his own hometown of Clearwater, Florida. From then on, Greg set his sights on filling this need in his community and began work on launching Southern Steer.
“With so many grocery options popping up, it is so important, now more than ever, for people to know and trust where their food is coming from,” said Snyder. “We take our role here at Southern Steer very seriously. Each of our locations are staffed with educated employees who are trained to advise customers about proper cuts, marinades, and cooking techniques. Customers can rest assured knowing they are purchasing the highest quality, sustainably sourced meats and grocery items that they can be proud to feed their family and friends.”
Each Southern Steer location offers a wide selection of premium meats, sides, desserts, craft beers, and wine. In addition to the variety of products, the brand also offers pre-assembled meal packs. Every meal pack contains 5 meals with all of the required ingredients for each dish, all that’s left is to prep, serve, and enjoy. For those looking to be a bit more involved in the meal prep process, Southern Steer also offers prep classes. The classes are designed for each participant to fully prep and pack 10 meals, each serving a family of 4-5. Continuing to be a hit among customers, with many returning to the classes again and again to prep delicious meals for the whole family, and maybe learn a thing or two in the process.
“It is so exciting to continue to see the impact Southern Steer makes on each of the communities we enter,” added Snyder. “One of our biggest goals as a brand has been to positively impact the communities we serve. We are so proud of our giveback initiative, Project 52, which encourages each location to complete a charitable act for the community each week, for all 52 weeks of the year. We’ve seen such tremendous feedback from both the stores and the community, and it is something we are proud to continue to watch grow in our stores.”
Since the brand began franchising in 2021, they have grown to four locations operating in Florida, with another 3 in development, plus commitments for 10 more stores. With their sights set on the future, Southern Steer projects doubling the number locations in its franchise system each year for the next several years. The brand is seeking both single-unit and multi-unit franchisees. Each individual should have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong people management skills, and a passion for providing great products and unmatched customer service to their community. The Southern Steer team aims to offer prospective franchisees the necessary tools to operate successfully through teamwork and strong leadership, while creating a first-class experience for guests.
For more information about Southern Steer Butcher’s franchising options, please visit https://southernsteerfranchise.com/
About Southern Steer
Founded in 2013, Southern Steer Butcher is a family-owned marketplace dedicated to quality customer service, healthy food options, and positive community impact. The brands core principles include always making guests the number one priority, having fun, and a commitment to quality. The brand’s offerings focus on celebrations, daily dining options, and culinary education to drive innovation. Today, Southern Steer has 4 locations currently open in Clearwater, Sarasota, Orlando, and Jacksonville, with another 3 in development. For more information, please visit https://southernsteer.com/