While on a family vacation, Charley discovered the meaty, cheesy concoction that is the philly cheesesteak. In rapture, he returned home to Columbus, Ohio, and dedicated himself to disseminating this edible masterpiece. His family and college buddies pitched in to help open the first Charley’s on the Ohio State University Campus, where he sold his own version of the famous philly cheesesteak sub, gourmet fries, and natural lemonade. Over the past two decades, Charley’s Grilled Subs and Charley's Philly Steaks locations have popped up around the world. They're jam-packed with cheesesteaks, teriyaki chicken subs, turkey cheddar melts, and more, with drinks such as strawberry or kiwi lemonade, and gourmet fries piled with any combination of melted cheddar, ranch, and bacon.