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 16 locations in three states and is owned by Praesidian Capital, a private investment firm.
Restaurants are having difficulties with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, including Charlie Brown’s, which closed several restaurants early in the year in New Jersey.
The company maintains a corporate office in Millburn, New Jersey.