Charleys Philly Steaks expands global footprint

Opens restaurants in Bahamas and Russia

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world's number one Philly Cheese Steak brand announces it is expanding its international footprint with store openings in the Bahamas and Russia.

Charleys Philly Steaks' first location in the Bahamas has opened in the capital of Nassau. It is located in the food court of the region's largest enclosed shopping center—Mall of Marathon.

The first of 25 locations has opened in Russia. The Moscow-based restaurants are slated to open through a franchise partnership agreement. Two additional stores are scheduled to open before the end of the year.

"Our international success shows us that quality, craveable food transcends any language barriers," said Kris Miotke, vice president of marketing. "Charleys is the world's number one Philly Cheese Steak, and we are delighted to serve more customers across the globe hot, delicious Philly Cheese Steaks."

The restaurant franchise, known for its grilled-fresh-in-front-of you hot Philly Cheese Steaks, gourmet fries, and real-fruit lemonade, has grown more than 10 percent each year for the past decade; approximately one-third of which is international development. The concept currently has locations on five continents and in 20 countries.

About Charleys

In 1986, Charleys redefined the Philly Cheese Steak. Today, more than 520 locations in 47 states and 20 countries serve up the world's number one Philly Cheese Steak. Made with fresh, quality ingredients grilled-to-order the Charleys way. Also known for its gourmet fries smothered in deliciousness and refreshing natural lemonades, the restaurant franchise is quickly expanding to serve the world's favorite Cheese Steaks across the globe. For more information on Charley's Grilled Subs/Charleys Philly Steaks visit www.charleys.com or follow us on Facebook at @charleysphillysteaks and Twitter at @charleys.

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Media Contact:
Allison Short
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
(614) 652-6807
ashort@charleys.com

Allison Short
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
614-652-6807