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Buzz words like fresh, natural, sustainable, and local are popular in ads today.
March 2013

You see these buzzwords on menuboards, in advertisements, on food labels. But what do they really mean?

Mario Contreras wants to own ten percent of the Charley's franchise system.

A Charley’s franchisee wants to own 10 percent of his brand’s entire system.

Are you ready for some football? Charley’s, known worldwide for their Charley’s Grilled Subs and Charley’s Philly Steaks restaurants, is tackling the 2012 football season with a five-week campaign where participants have the chance to call plays, score touchdowns, and win one...

August 2012

Want to know which 15 brands are knocking on the QSR 50's door? Some are old favorites, others are new to the list, but they're all trying their hardest to climb their way into the Top 50 ranks.

51 McAlister’s Deli rank last year: 52...

Charley’s Grilled Subs/Charley’s Philly Steaks, known for their signature Philly Steak Sandwiches, introduced the All-American Bacon BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwich nationwide on July 16, 2012. This new, limited-time offer arrives just in time to celebrate America during the 2012 Summer...

Charley’s Grilled Subs is getting ready to introduce a Jalapeño Bacon Chipotle Chicken Sandwich nationwide on May 21, 2012.

The Chipotle Chicken Sandwich is hot, fresh, and made-to-order with sizzling chicken, all natural provolone cheese, and sautéed onions. The sandwich...

Charley’s Grilled Subs, the 454-unit Philly Steak restaurant chain, has grown to 15 restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. The most recent opened Jan. 19 at the Dubai International Airport in Terminal 1.

Prominent businessman Mohammad Al Madani, chairman and CEO of Al Madani Group...

February 2012

Mohammad Al Madani is a worldly man. After graduating from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, Madani went home to Dubai and launched an engineering consultancy firm, Apex International Engineering Consulting. Since then, Madani has become...

Charley’s Grilled Subs, the international Philly Cheesesteak sandwich franchise, has promoted Bob Wright to president and chief operating officer to help guide the brand into the future.

Bob Wright was named COO for Charley’s Grilled Subs in 2010. Since joining the company,...

Charley’s Grilled Subs named accomplished marketing veteran Mike Cassar as the company’s new vice president of marketing.

Cassar, a leader in branding, digital marketing, and franchise relations, is tasked with bringing the brand personality of Charley’s to life. He has...

As a response to customer demand, Charley’s Grilled Subs will debut its Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken sandwich nationwide this week, capitalizing on the trend of Korean-inspired flavors.

The sandwich, offered for a limited time only, is grilled-to-order and is prepared with all-natural...

May 2011

Quick serves could be poised to step up their franchising efforts as soon as the credit market thaws and while available real estate remains cheap. Some experts say that minority-franchisee recruitment will be a particular area of focus, as franchisors pursue the value minorities bring to...

For the first time in the restaurant’s 25-year history, Charley’s Grilled Subs has hired a chief operating officer to guide the brand into the future.

Bob Wright, a former vice president for both Wendy’s International and Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, has been named the...

Charley’s Grilled Subs -- which is known for its philly steak sandwiches, deli subs, gourmet fries, and freshly-squeezed lemonade -- will debut a limted-time-only Steakhouse Bacon BBQ sandwich nationwide.

Charley’s Grilled Subs now has more than 400 locations in 16 countries, including Japan, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
Spicy Asian BBQ sandwich, a Korean-inspired item, will be available nationwide for a limited time.
August 2010

The concept of morality often conjures up notions of grand, abstract debates concerning religious faiths, relative social norms, and political persuasions. But when it comes to running a quick-service operation, experts say there’s nothing abstract about it. For...

July 2010

There are two ways to sell fast food: get customers to come to your location, or go where people already are. The throngs at fairs, festivals, sporting events, and other gatherings—especially during the summer and fall—have become a tempting target for more...

July 2010

At McAlister’s Deli, employees greet customers as they approach the counter to place their order and once more as they deliver meals to customers in the dining room. These same employees also walk the dining room, offering to get drink refills, removing meal...

May 2010

Before Peter Riggs became a vice president with the 173-unit franchise Pita Pit, he was a franchise owner. Starting out in the business, Riggs thought he knew what to look for when it came to preventative maintenance and workplace safety. He watched for spills on the floor. He made regular...

Milestone unit to open in Memphis, with grand opening ceremony that will be attended by founder Charley Shin.