Charley was taking a family vacation when a missed exit brought him to South Philly. His first encounter with a local delicacy, a Philly Cheesesteak, was love at first bite. Totally hooked, he brought his findings back home to Columbus, Ohio and began testing recipes on his college buddies. Charley began franchising in 1991. Locations began popping up all over the world, including mall food courts, strip centers, airports and even Army & Air Force Bases. You can now enjoy the award-winning taste of Charley's Grilled Subs in hundreds of locations, from Ohio to Hawaii to Alaska to Japan and beyond.