About Us

The Building of a Cheesesteak Empire

Charleys Philly Steaks founder and CEO Charley Shin tasted his first Philly Cheesesteak back in 1985 while attending The Ohio State University. As a young undergrad with an appetite for success, Shin knew he wanted to share this sandwich experience with others in a big way. After experimenting with countless ingredients and perfecting his recipe, Shin turned his entrepreneurial dreams into reality in 1986 when he opened his first restaurant called Charley’s Steakery, a 450-square foot space near The Ohio State University campus. With the support of his mother, Charley’s Steakery became an instant hit with college students who craved the made-fresh Philly Cheesesteaks, loaded Gourmet Fries and all-natural Lemonades.
As the customers (and rave reviews) rolled in, Shin worked on a growth plan. In 1991, Charleys started franchising with like-minded partners to share the Philly Cheesesteak love. In 2002, Charley’s Steakery became Charley’s Grilled Subs, putting emphasis on our “grilled-fresh-in-front-of-you” transparency. In 2012, as a nod to its core menu offering, all domestic locations became branded as Charleys Philly Steaks.
No matter the name, we’ve stayed committed to quality over the past 30 years. The #1 Cheesesteak in the World is made with only premium ingredients, like 100% USDA choice steak*, 100% all-white meat chicken, all-natural cheeses, and hand-cut vegetables—always grilled-fresh-to-order.
With nearly 600 locations in 46 states and in 17 countries, Charleys can be found in retail shopping centers, airports, strip centers, and Army & Air Force bases worldwide.

Brotherly Love

Cheesesteaks aren’t our only passion. We strive to serve our neighbors in local communities in which we have stores, as well as share hope around the world. In addition to in-store donation boxes, 20¢ from every combo meal sold goes to the Charleys Kids Foundation at participating locations. Charleys Kids Foundation partners with non-profit organizations with programs that strengthen communities by providing at-risk children with educational resources, food and mentorship. In addition to these selected organizations, the Charleys Kids Foundation partners with a number of organizations throughout the United States and internationally, based on applications for grant funding. For more information on the Charleys Kids Foundation, visit www.charleyskids.org.

*All domestic and AAFES locations worldwide use 100% USDA choice steak. Although top quality product, international locations source beef in adherence to local regulations.

QUICK LINKS
LOCATIONS
  • Burjuman Center-2nd Floor-Food Court
    Dubai
    547926075

  • 1st Floor, Food Court, Bawadi Mall
    Al Ain
    555742116

  • UAE Men University, Ground Floor, Food Court
    Al Ain


  • UAE Women University, Ground Floor, Food Court
    Al Ain


  • Food court level 3, Mushrif Mall
    Abu Dhabi
    024470099

  • Al Nahda Street, Nahda Sharja
    Sharjah
    065643850

  • Dubai Airport Free Zone-Ground Floor-Food Court
    Dubai
    543056377

  • Al Awir Road, Dubai International City,
    Dubai
    045520166

  • Al Rigga Road, Al Gurair Mall, Deira Dubai
    Dubai
    042595440

  • Mall Of the Emiartes -Ground Floor-Food Court
    Dubai
    569987218

  • The Dubai Mall-Second Floor- Food Court
    Dubai
    564225770

  • Mirdiff City Center-1st Floor- Northen Food Court
    Dubai
    569987230

  • Food court level 2, Al Wahda mall
    Abu Dhabi
    024419444

  • Global lake view, Cluster E, Jumeirah Lake Tower
    Dubai
    044385009

  • Diera City Center-Ground Floor-Food Court
    Dubai
    569980471

  • IBN Battuta Mall-Ground Floor-Tunisia Food Court
    Dubai
    569980567

  • The Dubai Mall-LG Floor- Fashion Avenue Food Court
    Dubai
    545833890

  • Food court level 2, Al Raha Mall
    Abu Dhabi
    026222434

  • Mussafa Dalma Mall
    Abu Dhabi
    026355213

  • Al Awir Road, Dubai International City,
    Dubai
    044419591

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