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Charleys Cheesesteak Franchise has Immediate Opportunities in Arkansas

#1 cheesesteak franchise in the world is ready to rapidly expand in the Land of Opportunity

Charleys, the iconic cheesesteak franchise, is ready to rapidly expand in Arkansas, where the demand for Fast Casual Restaurants offering a unique, authentic and delicious menu is skyrocketing. 

This demand means that we’re actively seeking entrepreneurs ready to diversify their portfolio with a concept that stands out amongst QSR and Fast Casual landscapes. In fact, Charleys franchise has prime territory throughout the state of Arkansas and is ready to hit the ground running with motivated entrepreneurs.

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 700 locations open in the United States and around the world. In that time, we’ve won millions of fans who love our innovative menu, our incredible customer service, and our commitment to serving exceptional food.

“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.”

Why Arkansas? Why Now?

Arkansas is one of the fastest growing states in the country, with a 30% population increase between 2020 and 2021 – and there’s no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Charleys Philly Steaks franchise location

For Charleys, focusing on expanding into Arkansas is a no brainer. Arkansas is home to over 3 million people, and that number is expected to surge in the coming years due to fast-growing cities like Little Rock, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Fort Smith, and others attracting more and more growth.

Such a fast growing population bodes well for Charleys. According to InsideHook, the cheesesteak is America’s favorite sandwich. That means that the entrepreneurs who open Charleys franchise locations in Arkansas will be delivering a product that their communities will love – and thereby meeting an underserved demand.

Charleys is a proven business model 

Charleys Philly Steaks is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the QSR industry. The total cost to invest in a Charleys Philly Steaks franchise ranges from $251,637 to $1,002,700. With incredible brand recognition, low operating costs and a streamlined business model, Charleys Philly Steaks is able to maximize return on investment.

If you want to own a business that reaches both QSR and Fast Casual diners with much-loved comfort food, and you want a business that can handle drive-through, third party delivery, and contactless curbside pickup, Charley’s is a smart investment to make!

“Our only priority is to ensure that our franchisees are profitable,” Shin says. “We have developed a strong culture of support that helps our franchisees in every aspect of running their businesses, and we’re enormously proud of their achievements. We can’t wait to welcome more entrepreneurs into our franchise family as we continue to expand across Arkansas.”

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