We caught up with Chung Choe (head of R&D and with Charley’s since 1986) last week in between a test-kitchen session and some research she was doing. What a job, right? Make and test Phillys!? Talk about being ready for work on Mondays. She shared some interesting information on trends she’s seeing and what’s up next for Charley’s… (more…)
Seeing as bowl season is here, we thought it would be a good time to publish a post about some street team action we did this past college football season. Charley’s was founded in the heart of Buckeye Country, on High Street on THE Ohio State University’s campus. We’ve got locations around the world now , but we don’t forget our roots, or the fact that football fans love Phillys. (more…)
It’s more than just the food at Charley’s. It’s about our people – customers, franchisees, associates, vendors that help make what we do great. I opened the first Charley’s at age 22 and since then it’s been the little things that have made a big difference: fresh, hot food; great people; the support of my family, and staying true to the strong values that drive the-whole-thing.
As we approach Thanksgiving I want thank to you for keeping in touch with us on our blog, Facebook and Twitter; for eating in our restaurants; and for sending great ideas to keep making us better.
Last week at the office during a meeting we went around the table and everyone said what they’re grateful for – many of us said family, health and our co-workers. This year has really brought us all back to our essence, to our core values, to what matters most – taking care of people and making great food.
What are you thankful for this year? We hope that during a trying year for all of us you’ve been able to reflect on some of the little things in your life that bring you joy.
It’s true. We’ve been the source of the biggest hottest Philly Cheesesteaks in the entire galaxy (and probably the universe) for almost a quarter century. However, contrary to popular belief, we did not invent the Philly “this-might-be-what-heaven-tastes-like” Cheesesteak. (more…)
‘The Globalization of Cheesesteak’
It’s pretty cool how ideas are spreading across the world. Those big oceans and miles of land aren’t standing in the way of anything anymore, including us.
Fact: People like Philly Cheesesteaks.
Fact: People probably won’t always be in the same place when they get a craving for Charley’s.
Fact: There’s no need to worry. Charley’s is servin’ up monster hot sandwiches from almost 400 stores in 41 states and 14 countries.
Fact: That’s freakin’ awesome. (more…)
So, here we are.
Us? We’ve been doin’ our thing for about a quarter-of-a-century. Charley’s means Philly Steaks. We’re talkin’ big, hot, messy, hit-the-weightroom-first sandwiches here. We make ‘em the way Charley made ‘em. You know… that whole thing about “If it’s not broken…” (more…)