One-Of-A-Kind Experience

A Unique Menu

In a market loaded with burger, sub, pizza and burrito concepts, Gold Star Chili offers potential franchisees the opportunity to operate a restaurant with a truly unique menu. Cincinnati-style Chili is food that people crave and that they can’t get anywhere else. To complement our Cincinnati-style chili menu items, we have also incorporated “veto-vote” busters to appeal to a broader audience with Cincinnati-style Double Decker deli sandwiches, a complete line of salads, Cincinnati-style burritos and real ice cream milkshakes.

A Simple Operation

Our restaurants are all about keeping it simple. Our classic and simply prepared 3, 4 and 5-Ways and Cheese Coneys represent over 70% of our restaurant sales and we have focused the rest of our menu on items that are either made with our chili or complement our chili – all with an eye on keeping a focused inventory and limited prep time. This ease of operation lets you focus on delivering the best possible service experience to bring customers back again and again.

The Highest Quality

Gold Star’s chili recipe has been a highly guarded secret for more than 45 years. We prepare our chili from scratch daily to exacting quality standards to ensure our restaurants have a consistently great tasting product. We deliver our chili fresh to our restaurants with our own distribution system so our operators simply reheat the chili on-site knowing they are bringing their customers the best possible product. Time after time, Gold Star Chili has been the winner in head-to-head taste tests – a testament to our superior flavor and quality standards.

A Commitment to Success

Gold Star Chili is committed to building profitable businesses for our franchisees. We have developed a restaurant model with streamlined operations, a simple focused menu, and a one-of-a-kind brand identity, designed to deliver return on investment for our owner-operators. Our success depends on your success, so you can rely on our support from site selection, construction, purchasing and information technology, training, operations and marketing.

A One-Of-A-Kind Experience

Cincinnati-style chili has put Cincinnati on the nation’s culinary map. It’s a taste that has a reputation across the country. Gold Star Chili’s restaurants also offer a truly unique and classic dining experience. Our “chili parlor” style incorporates an open steam table with counter seating as the heart of the restaurant. This gives your crew the opportunity to interact with your customers and create the personal connections that are the foundation of brand loyalty.


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