Lee’s Hoagie House began serving their famous hoagies and cheesesteaks in 1953 out of a tiny storefront at 19th and Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy neighborhood.
Starting in 1977, independent owners were able to license the brand and open their own Lee’s Hoagie House. Since then, the brand has grown with shop openings throughout the Delaware Valley and surrounding areas.
We began franchising in 2014 and opened up our first franchise in November 2015 at Temple University. As we continue our journey, we want to share with the rest of the country what every Philadelphian knows, that Lee’s Hoagies are simply the best!
What makes us different?
Lee’s began serving our famous hoagies and cheesesteaks over 60 years ago in a tiny storefront in Philadelphia, combining a BEST-IN-CLASS product with our four pillars of success: QUALITY, CONSISTENCY, CLEANLINESS, and SERVICE.
We at Lee’s Hoagie House constantly strive to create an incredible experience for each and every customer. Our food has brought smiles to millions of faces. Since 1953 we have maintained our core menu and evolved it based on the times. We strive to make every sandwich fast, fresh and the way you like it. We prepare our hoagies differently than anybody else because we believe that every bite should taste the same. So, we put meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and more meat on top. Our Award-Winning Menu places in numerous contests every year for Best Hoagies, Cheesesteaks, and Wings.
We are committed to bringing our customers the best quality food made only from the freshest ingredients.
Become a Part of Our Tradition
We are passionate about what we do. We believe in helping people achieve a dream of being able to control their lives by owning their own business. We created systems so you are able to work on your business, not just in your business. We believe you should decide to live the life you want to live.
“It is our goal to take the franchising of Lee’s nationwide” Waxman said. In doing so we have created a strong business plan for the franchises to follow. The franchise holder will have the strength of a proven concept that has been around since 1953,” he added. “It is our goal that you will be able to go anywhere in the country and get the same quality, consistency and service.” Lewin said.
Programs and Support
Focused on the success of our new owners, the management of Lee’s Hoagie House works multiple ways to help ensure your profitability—assisting you every step of the way from acquisition through ongoing operations.
Providing Pre-Opening Suport
Count on us for complete Development Assistance, including:
- Hoagie University Assessing real estate locations
- Providing expert lease advice
- Evaluating architectural drawings
- Advising on equipment and layouts
- Assisting with store openings and marketing
- And more
Offering Comprehensive Training
Hoagie University is an intensive training program specially developed to teach new Lee’s Hoagie House owners all about opening and operating a successful business.
Based on the belief that if we could share the hard-earned knowledge we’ve gained in over 100 years collectively as owners of Lee’s Hoagie Houses, we could help others “hit the ground running” in achieving their dream of owning their own business, being their own boss … and making a positive impact on their communities.During the three-week training program at Hoagie University, you can expect to learn:
- Human relations (HR) & training/developing your workers
- Customer service
- Marketing & sales
- And more
Delivering Ongoing Assistance
As the owner of a Lee’s Hoagie House, on a continuing basis you can expect to receive:
- Weekly business coaching sessions, covering, weekly KPIs (key performance indicators)
- Answers to your franchisee questions
- Help with business development
- Suggestions on developing multiple streams of revenue
- And more