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How Much Can I Make?

Strong unit economics and streamlined business model makes the iconic Philly steak franchise a wise investment

“How much can I make?” This is the most common question entrepreneurs have about a new business opportunity – and it makes sense. If you’re going to leave your career and make a significant investment to realize your dream of owning a small business, you’re going to want to know if the business has the potential to exceed your expectations.

Charleys Philly Steaks franchise takes this matter very seriously. We recognize that our franchise owners make a significant investment to franchise with us. This is why, after three decades in business, we’ve continued to refine our proven business model to emphasize profitability and the ability to scale up to multi-unit ownership.

“We exist to help our franchise owners become successful in business,” says Charley Shin, CEO of Charleys Philly Steaks. “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 half of our growth comes from franchise owners reinvesting in new locations. This means that we’re doing something right, and we honor their commitment to us by providing them with the resources they need to thrive in business.”

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Our franchise owners agree

Because Charleys Philly Steaks has a business model perfect for any location, including strip centers, free standing, airports, military bases and shopping malls, there is ample opportunity for entrepreneurs to bring Charleys to their communities.

“From immigrant to 12 stores and counting. Anything is possible as a Franchisee with hard work.”

-Julie Vulcain


“What motivates me is that I can take care of my family,” says Julie Vulcain, owner of multiple Charleys Philly Steaks franchise locations in Florida. “I’ve put three of my children through college, and now, my son is joining me in the business. He’s going to take it over after I retire — if I ever retire! We opened our first location 13 years ago, and we’re still growing – in fact, I’m getting ready to open a new store in the next few months. I’m so happy I pushed myself because the investment was worth it. I was able to give my kids a great life.”

Consider this information on some of our existing franchise models below. For more information, review Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Type of Restaurant Average Gross Sales Median Sales Range of Gross Sales No. of Restaurants No. of Franchised Restaurants That Met or Exceeded Average
Airport $1,159,559 $1,175,224 $458,907 - $1,844,547 3 2 (66.67%)
Mall $1,025,686 $951,250 $309,670 - $3,100,794 324 137 (42.28%)
Strip Center $1,005,355 $903,950 $304,024 - $3,166,966 119 47 (39.50%)

Ready to Invest in a Charleys Philly Steaks franchise?

If you’re looking for a straightforward restaurant franchise that stands out from chicken, pizza, and burgers, and meets an underserved demand for an authentic Philly steak in your community, simply fill out an application on this site to begin a conversation. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

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