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Open A Restaurant Franchise With Charleys

How to Open a Restaurant Franchise with Charleys

Are you interested in opening your own restaurant franchise serving popular casual menu items? Charleys Philly Steaks provides an exciting opportunity to become part of a rapidly growing brand in the always in demand restaurant industry. As a Charleys franchisee, you’ll receive comprehensive training and ongoing support to open a restaurant serving our fan favorite Philly Steak sandwiches.

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The Initial Process

The first step is to submit a franchise application to start the vetting process. Once you’ve submitted your application and supporting documentation, a member of the Charleys franchise team will set up an introductory call with you. This conversation allows both parties to ask questions and determine if there is a good mutual fit to proceed further.

At this stage, you and Charleys will also begin working through the franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreement. If you’re approved to move forward, you’ll then need to submit the full initial Franchise Fee of $24,500. Once this fee is paid and all documentation is signed, you can now officially start your journey as a Charleys franchise owner.

Site Selection & Construction

One of the most important early steps is selecting the right location for your Charleys franchise restaurant. Our franchise team will provide guidance on identifying potential territories that meet our criteria in terms of population density, traffic patterns, visibility, parking, and more.

Charleys has a dedicated construction team that will assist you through every phase of building out your restaurant location, including:

  • Site evaluation
  • Lease review
  • Architecture and engineering plans
  • Permitting
  • Construction oversight

You can expect the total construction timeline from lease signing to grand opening to take around 4-6 months. The Charleys team will be there to support you throughout this entire process.

Training with Charleys Philly Steaks

Before opening your new Charleys franchise location, you and your key staff members will undergo comprehensive training at a Charleys store to learn the knowledge needed to operate and grow a Charleys Philly Steaks franchise. This 3-week training program covers all aspects, including:

  • Operations
  • Food safety and prep
  • Customer service
  • Financial management
  • Marketing

You’ll spend time in classroom sessions, as well as hands-on training in a working Charleys restaurant. Charleys wants to ensure you have all the knowledge and skills needed to launch your franchise with confidence.

Grand Opening Support

As you get closer to your anticipated grand opening date, additional staff from the Charleys franchise team will come on-site to provide hands-on support. They’ll ensure all your employees are trained up, your systems are running smoothly, and you’re stocked and ready for customers.

Charleys also has a dedicated marketing team that will assist with your grand opening advertising campaign. They’ll provide print, digital, and social media assets to generate buzz and drive customers to your new franchise location’s grand opening.

Ongoing Franchise Support

After you’ve opened the doors to your new Charleys franchise, our support doesn’t stop there. Charleys is committed to the long-term growth of all our franchise partners through ongoing assistance including:

  • Dedicated franchise business consultant
  • Continuous training opportunities
  • National and regional marketing campaigns
  • Strategic supplier relationships
  • Annual franchise events

Charleys works hard to provide all the resources franchisees need to run a thriving Philly cheesesteak restaurant for years to come.

“We exist to help our franchisees become successful in business, and we want to help as many entrepreneurs as we can,” says Charley Shin, CEO, and founder of Charleys Philly Steaks. “This brand has never been more successful than it is today, and we’ve never been more excited about the future.”

Open a Restaurant with Charleys Philly Steaks Today

Opening a Charleys franchise represents an exciting business opportunity in the popular restaurant industry. Our franchise model includes a proven system, comprehensive training program, and dedicated franchise support team to set franchisees up with confidence every step of the way. If you’re ready to open your own restaurant with an established national brand, then Charleys Philly Steaks could be the perfect franchise opportunity for you.

To learn more about the Charleys Philly Steaks business model, the cost to franchise, and what our existing franchise owners have to say about their experience, visit our research pages here. If you’re ready to start a conversation with our franchise team about becoming a franchisee today, we invite you to fill out our form here. We look forward to learning more about your entrepreneurial goals and how we can help you achieve them with a Charleys Philly Steaks franchise!