Charley’s Grilled Subs

Charley Shin opened the first Charley’s Grilled Subs shop on campus at Ohio State University. He had stumbled upon the concept on a family vacation to Philadelphia, during which he mistakenly found himself in South Philly where he fatefully stopped for some lunch. After sinking his teeth into his first authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich, he began recreating the local favorite for his friends back at college in Ohio. Once perfected, he turned his recipe for creating the perfect cheesesteak sandwich into that first sub shop. Customers loved Charley’s Philly fare and Shin franchised Charley’s in 1991.


Start-up Cost:$103.03K - 445.3K



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