Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill, originally called Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, but most often simply called Charlie Brown’s, was founded in 1966 in Warren, New Jersey by three business associates who wanted a restaurant nice enough for business lunches, as well as dinner out with friends or family.
The company operates a chain of steak and seafood restaurants whose specialty dish is prime rib and a special house salad. The company has been sold several times over the years and currently belongs to Praesidian Capital, a private equity firm.
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill filed for bankruptcy in 2010, forcing the company to close 47 locations. Today, the company has 25 locations in three states.