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Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise Poised for a Banner Year

Charleys celebrates multiple new openings with many more yet to come

The word is out. Charleys Cheesesteak Franchise, one of the most iconic cheesesteak franchises in the country, is poised for another banner year. After signing a landmark deal with Walmart that is expected to bring nearly 100 new locations in the U.S., Charleys Philly Steaks is growing fast.

Photo of food from Charleys Cheesesteak Franchise

Charleys Philly Steaks has served one of America’s favorite sandwiches since 1986, and more than 30 years later, now boasts more than 630 locations in the U.S. and around the world.

Over the years, the franchise has become synonymous with using quality ingredients, including 100% USDA choice steak, offering a simple menu and having the tried and true method of incredible customer service.

Now, a new deal with Walmart has Charleys Philly Steaks ramping up for record growth.

Walmart recently announced the retail giant would host the Charleys franchise system, along with in-store dining, online ordering, curbside pickup and third-party delivery options. QSR magazine, the go-to publication for the restaurant industry, called the partnership a brand new era for Charleys Philly Steaks.

As a result, Charleys Philly Steak is projecting to open an estimated 80 new locations in just 2021 alone. Already this year, 12 stores have opened, one of which is located in a Walmart in Butler, Pennsylvania, where sales far exceeded expectations.

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

Charleys is committed to helping our franchise owners thrive

The incredible momentum behind Charleys Philly Steaks has caught the attention of potential franchise owners as a smart investment at the right time, as the Charleys brand has become known for providing its franchisees with all the resources they need to thrive.

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

Charleys Philly Steaks is one of the most affordable brands in the QSR segment, and potential franchisees can rest assured they will be supported, evidenced by the fact the restaurant is the largest franchise for delicious, iconic cheese steaks in the world, and is only poised to keep growing.

Restaurants require a small footprint and boast a streamlined model to maximize productivity and efficiency. Charleys Philly Steaks also constantly work to keep the cost of operation down, such as lowering expenses and the price of inventory.

“One of the best ways entrepreneurs investigating a franchise opportunity can gauge if the brand is worth the investment is to look at how many existing franchise owners are reinvesting. We’re proud to say that more than half of our growth comes from franchise owners reinvesting in new locations. This means that we’re doing something right.”

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