Kelly’s Roast Beef Announces Opening of New Dedham Location

Kelly's Roast Beef Announces Opening of New Dedham Location

The Iconic Massachusetts Chain Opens its Newest Location within its Home State

Kelly's Roast Beef Announces Opening of New Dedham LocationThe Boston-based inventor of the North Shore roast beef sandwich, Kelly’s Roast Beef, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest location in Dedham within its home state of Massachusetts. The new Dedham restaurant is now open and is located at 825 Providence Hwy. The iconic Massachusetts restaurant is its fifth location in the state and it looks to continue to fulfill its mission of sharing its signature roast beef and seafood menu items to more communities.

“We have a very loyal following within Massachusetts and we are very excited to expand our newest location in Dedham and continue to grow the brand, said Neil Newcomb, CEO of Kelly’s Roast Beef Franchising. “We hope to bring Kelly’s Roast Beef into more areas throughout the state as well across New England and create more lifelong fans of the brand. We cannot wait to open the newest Dedham restaurant and serve those in the local community.”

The Kelly’s Roast Beef sandwich has become a local legend within Massachusetts. The process begins with a carving machine that thinly slices 25-day-aged, medium-rare roasted sirloin-tip meat. The sirloin is then placed on a buttered, griddled hamburger roll, and topped with any condiments the customer desires plus a slice of cheese. A small sandwich gets five to six ounces of roast beef, while a large can get anywhere from seven-and-a-half to eight-and-a-half. Today, a busy location during its peak season can sell upwards of 20,000 roast beef sandwiches a month. Across its multiple locations, Kelly’s estimates a staggering one million sandwiches are sold a year. The figures are impressive but equally impressive is that even in the face of tremendous volume, Kelly’s has not gone towards a commissary set-up. Instead, each location roasts its beef in-house all through the day, ensuring that sandwiches can still be carved to order as they have been for decades. That, in and of itself, is the hallmark of a Kelly’s sandwich, said Newcomb, “It’s never sitting. It’s a medium-rare, melt-in-your-mouth, roast beef sandwich.”

“There’s a reason why we’ve been a Massachusetts staple for over 70 years: no other fast-casual concept compares to the high-quality food and customer service that Kelly’s delivers every single day,” said Newcomb. “We are committed to upholding our reputation and can’t wait to find more franchise partners who will help us do so in more communities throughout the New England region.”

The Kelly’s franchise opportunity has been a long time coming. Throughout the years, Kelly’s has gained national attention on the Food Network’s show $40 a Day with Rachael Ray, a PBS Special called “Sandwiches You Will Like”, Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins, NBC’s three-time Emmy award-winning 30 Rock, and on the silver screen in Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting. In 2019, Thrillist named Kelly’s one of “11 New England Chains the Entire Country Needs” and Business Insider said travelers shouldn’t leave Boston without trying the roast beef sandwich at Kelly’s.

Including a franchise fee of $40,000, the total initial investment to open a Kelly’s franchise is $1.8-$3 million.

Founded in 1951 and franchising since 2020, Kelly’s Roast Beef is the inventor of the North Shore roast beef sandwich. Kelly’s roasts its beef in-house all through the day, serves everything fresh and made-to-order, and estimates serving a staggering one million sandwiches a year. The brand has become a symbol for Boston and has been referenced in pop culture, including in 30 Rock and Good Will Hunting. Today, there are five locations open in the Boston metropolitan area. For more information, visit