Nick Filet, the first-ever filet mignon sandwich restaurant, recently announced that its first franchise location will open this December in suburban Philadelphia. The fast-casual concept serves high-quality, affordable filet mignon on sandwiches, on salads, in cheddar mac & cheese, and more. Nick Filet currently has locations in Paoli, Pa. and Cape May, NJ. The company plans to begin franchising in Pennsylvania and surrounding states, with the goal of eventually expanding nationwide.
Menu favorites include the $16.99 filet mignon and lobster Surf & Turf Sandwich as well as its $8.99 cooked-to-order filet mignon sandwich on a toasted Amoroso Kaiser roll. Sandwiches can be built to order with melted cheese and free toppings, including steak sauce, horseradish, mushrooms, and onions. Filet grilled cheese, bun-free filet bites, and parmesan truffle fries are also popular items.
When Nick Filet’s co-founders Nick and Keith Kline cooked their first filet mignon sandwich on a backyard grill in 2018, they knew they had created something special. Within months, the father and son team had opened the first location. Franchise owner Brandon Howell was one of Nick Filet’s first employees and served as COO and General Manager until deciding to become the company’s first franchisee.
“I’ve been passionate about this concept since day one,” said Howell. “We’re making one of the most luxurious steaks on earth accessible to everyone in a fun and delicious way. I’m excited to share Nick Filet with my hometown and hope to open more locations in the future.”