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Charleys Philly Steaks - Franchise


Quick Franchise Summary

The World’s Largest Cheesesteak Franchise is Rapidly Expanding Throughout the United States Are you ready to build your cheesesteak empire? Charleys Philly Steaks, the world’s largest cheesesteak franchise, is ready to help you turn your dream into reality. Learn more now!


Charleys Philly Steaks
Franchise Cost, Fees & Facts for 2020

Minimum Cash Required$150,000
Net Worth Required$500,000
Total Investment$253,231 – $637,568
Franchise Fee$24,500
Year Founded1986
# of Existing Units630
Franchising Since1991
Training & SupportYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
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  • NC
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  • NJ
  • NM
  • OH
  • OK
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  • SC
  • TX
  • WV

Not Available In These States:

We are currently not accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
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  • IA
  • ID
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  • MD
  • ME
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Overview

Charleys Philly Steaks - Franchise Information

About Us
Since our founding in 1986, Charleys Philly Steaks has served the No. 1 Cheesesteak in the World, and over 30 years later, Charleys has more than 630 locations open in the United States and around the world. Charleys Philly Steaks has won millions of fans by:

  • Focusing on quality ingredients, including 100% USDA choice steak
  • Implementing a simple menu
  • Providing incredible customer service

As a franchise opportunity, Charleys Philly Steaks can’t be beat. With a chic, new restaurant design, the addition of wings to our menu, streamlined operations, and exceptional training, Charleys Philly Steaks is ready for national expansion.

“Our goal is to reach 3,000 stores in the coming years,” says Charley Shin, CEO and founder of Charleys Philly Steaks. “We’ve been growing at about 60 stores a year for the past several years, and about 70% of our growth comes from our existing franchisees reinvesting in the brand – which is extremely positive. We exist to help our franchisees become successful in business, and we want to help as many entrepreneurs as we can. This brand has never been more successful than it is today, and we’ve never been more excited about the future.”

We Live by 3 Words: Make Customers Happy
Ever since Charley Shin persuaded his mother to invest her savings in a relatively unknown cheesesteak restaurant right across the street from The Ohio State University campus in 1986, he’s lived by three words: Make Customers Happy.

At the time, the cheesesteak was relatively unknown outside of Philadelphia, and Charley grew his business one cheesesteak at a time. In 2020, the cheesesteak is a wildly popular sandwich, appearing on menus from pizza chains to chic, high-end restaurants. Today, Charleys Philly Steaks is the largest cheesesteak franchise in the world, largely because of Charley’s commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience.

“We know that in the United States, nobody eats because they’re hungry – customers want an experience,” Charley says. “We’re always working on ways to increase our customer base, and by adding wings to our menu, we get to broaden our appeal. Our cheesesteaks are already head and shoulders above anything found in Philadelphia, and we’re just going to continue to treat our customers as individuals and ensure that they’re happy when they leave our restaurants. This has been the secret to our success.”

Press Releases & Awards

6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS FRANCHISE NAMED TO ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S “FRANCHISE 500”
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6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS FRANCHISE OPENS 600TH UNIT, PLANS 400 MORE BY 2022
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6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS & WINGS FRANCHISE UNVEILS NEW LOOK
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