Like many in franchising, Nick Patel joined the industry because he knew it would be a good investment. However, his decision to join Charley’s Grilled Subs was also driven by the fact that he loves the food – so much so that he persisted for 10 years until finally getting his franchise shot.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Charley’s Grilled Subs is best known for its made-to-order, signature Philly CheeseSteak and other steak, chicken and deli subs, as well as fries and freshly-squeezed lemonade.
Patel first came across the sub chain in the early 1990s during a layover in Atlanta while traveling. His first visit to Charley’s was a simple food refuel in an airport terminal.
“Myself I am a Philly cheesesteak guy. If there is a cheesesteak option that is always my first choice,” Patel said. “I ordered my meal and I ate it and I was sold and then I knew someday I wanted to own one.” Read more.