Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise

Quick-service restaurant specializing in Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches

Visits to his relatives near Philadelphia inspired Charley Shin's entrepreneurial spirit, and he saw his future in cheesesteak sandwiches. In 1986, Shin opened his first Charley's Steakery at Ohio State University. The then-22-year-old's restaurant became an instant hit with professors and students. Since then Shin has expanded to locations nationwide. In 1999, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

The #1 Cheesesteak in the World

The total investment necessary to begin operation of CPS Restaurant is
$253,231 to $570,540 (excluding real estate and related costs). This
includes $24,500 that must be paid to the franchisor.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a CPSC Restaurant is $458,996
to $637,568 (excluding real estate and related costs). This includes
$24,500 that must be paid to the franchisor.

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How much does it cost to open a Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise?

The investment required to open a Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise is between $253,231-$637,568. There is an initial franchise fee of $24,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Charleys Philly Steaks name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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Charleys Philly Steaks News & Press Releases

When did the first Charleys Philly Steaks open? 1986
When did Charleys Philly Steaks start Franchising? 1991

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

On-The-Job Training: 120 hours
Classroom Training: 60 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • Your income potential as a Charleys Philly Steaks Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Charleys Philly Steaks

    Charleys Philly Steaks

    Charley's Grilled Subs
    2500 Farmers Dr., #140
    Columbus, OH


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