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Interview With The 100th Location Franchise Owner

Celebrating 100 with the Newest Charleys Franchise Owner

100 new locations in just one year? Yeah, Charleys Philly Steaks is truly a brand on the rise. Marking tremendous growth over the past year, Charleys Philly Steaks opened its 100th location over a 12-month period in North Lauderdale, Florida. The franchise is owned by Julie Vulcain, who has been franchising with Charleys since 2006 and operates four other locations in the state.

“I love absolutely everything about the Charley’s brand,” she said. “It’s impossible to pick just one thing. My love for the brand ranges from the support I get from corporate, all the way to the taste and quality of the food itself. There’s not a single thing I would change about the brand and its systems.”

So how’s it feel to be the owner of the 100th store opened in a year’s time?

“Opening the 100th location of the year still feels very surreal,” Vulcain said. “It felt absolutely incredible, but not life-like. I am waiting for the moment to wake up from this vivid dream. And I do have plans for growth. I currently have 7 more locations under contract that are waiting to be built. This new year will be my hardest but most rewarding year.”

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Ready for Another Great Year

Indeed, Charleys Philly Steaks has no plans to slow down its incredible momentum of growth. As America’s favorite restaurant for the classic Philly cheesesteak, the demand has never been higher across the U.S. for more Charleys Philly Steak locations. And the brand plans to deliver. In fact, Charleys Philly Steaks plans to open 200 more stores in 2023 alone!

Charleys Philly Steaks stands out in a crowded segment, offering cheesesteak sandwiches, among other favorites, that you just can’t get at all the old, traditional pizza, burger, and taco food chains. Plus, our business model makes it incredibly easy to scale and enter multi-unit ownership. That’s because our store locations are incredibly flexible and convenient to open in just about any location or situation. What’s more, Charleys Philly Steaks is still booming after landing a hallmark deal to open locations in hundreds of Walmarts across the U.S.

“Now is the time to invest in Charleys Philly Steaks,” Charley Shin, CEO and founder of Charleys Philly Steaks, says. “Our goal is to reach 3,000 stores in the coming years. 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.”

Franchise with Charleys Today!

If ever you were looking for a restaurant franchise opportunity with a brand that’s about to explode, Charleys Philly Steaks is it. A brand on the rise, Charleys Philly Steaks is looking for the right entrepreneurs who have a passion for taking fate into their own hands by starting a franchise today! To learn more, visit our research pages here or make a request for more information today!