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Franchise: Charleys Philly Steaks

Initial Investment
LOW:$225,581
HIGH: $532,172
Change in Units
+6.5% +35 UNITS (1 Year)
+14.6% +73 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Training Onsite: 120 hours

Training at headquarters: 60 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 20

About Charleys Philly Steaks

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 Grilled Subs 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.

Founded

1986

Franchising Since

1991 (26 Years)

Corporate Address

2500 Farmers Dr., #140 Columbus, OH 43235

CEO

Charley Shin

Parent Company

Gosh Enterprises Inc.

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$225,581 - $532,172

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$24,500 - $24,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

0.25%

Financing Options

Charleys Philly Steaks has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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Updated: August 31st, 2017

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