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Charleys Philly Steaks

Our commitment to providing authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, made from the highest-quality ingredients and with exceptional customer service, has won us strong following. As a franchise opportunity, Charley's Philly Steaks can’t be beat. With a chic, new restaurant design, the addition of wings to our menu, streamlined operations, and exceptional training, Charley's Philly Steaks is ready for national expansion.

What Does a Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Charleys Philly Steaks, you'll need to have at least $150,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $500,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $258,469 - $739,248. Charleys Philly Steaks charges a franchise fee of First unit is $24,500 ($15,000 for each additional unit). They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (50% off of the Initial Franchise Fee). *

Requirements

Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $150,000
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Net Worth: $500,000
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Franchise Fee: First unit is $24,500 ($15,000 for each additional unit)
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Total Investment: $258,469 - $739,248
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Options

Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 50% off of the Initial Franchise Fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 650
Home Office: Columbus, OH
Year Founded: 1986
Franchising Since: 1991

Join The #1 Cheesesteak Franchise In The World

About Us

Charleys Philly Steaks was founded in 1986 by our CEO, Charley Shin, and has since become the world’s largest Philly cheesesteak franchise. With more than 630 locations open throughout the nation and around the world, Charleys Philly Steaks has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs thrive in a business that emphasizes exceptional food, exceptional customer service, and community. In 2021, our brand is stronger than ever. With new streamlined operations that maximize profitability and a restaurant model for any location, Charleys Philly Steaks is ready for nationwide growth.

We live by THREE words! Make Customers Happy.
“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.”

Our opportunity

Our 30+ years of experience in franchising means that we have significant experience in helping our franchise owners select the perfect location. This is why we have developed several restaurant models to offer our franchise owners flexibility and versatility. Our business model can work in freestanding units with drive-thrus, end caps, in-line locations in strip malls, food courts in malls and airports, as well as non-traditional locations such as travel plazas, office complexes and co-branding opportunities in convenience and gas station locations. Our proven site selection process is the key ingredient in why we’re the largest cheesesteak franchise in the world.

Our benefits

  • Our restaurants require a small footprint, which reduces rent costs
  • Our streamlined business model reduces labor and maximizes productivity
  • Highly efficient inventory management leads to minimal food waste
  • Strong buying power assures franchisees benefit from low food costs
  • Growth is available in most markets
  • World-class support systems and training
  • Menu that leverages Fresh, Made-To-Order offerings

Ideal Candidate

If you’re passionate about owning a business that provides an authentic philly cheesesteak experience in your community, we want to talk to you!

Contact us today to discuss the various franchise options available!

AwardsAwards

Charleys Philly Steaks has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

500 - Fastest Growing; Number #1 in Category

AvailabilityAvailability

Charleys Philly Steaks is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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