O’Charley’s is a part of the O’Charley’s Inc. Enterprise. This enterprise is a restaurant company that operates and franchises about 363 restaurants under “Stoney River Legendary Steaks”, “O’Charley’s” and “Ninety Nine Restaurants” brands.
The restaurant’s menu is divided into 14 sections: from appetizers (nachos and chips with different dips) and salads to soups, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, seafood, steaks, desserts and special featured items, such as O’Charley’s catfish platter, 12-pepper crispy half chicken, home-style pot roast dinner, country apple pie and French silk pie.
The restaurant was founded in 1969 by Charley Watkins. At that time his restaurant was the only one on the 21st Ave South in Nashville, not far from Vanderbilt University. The restaurant was run by C. Watkins for 15 years (from 1969 till 1984) and then he sold it to David K. Wachtel, who eventually became a president and CEO of the restaurant company.
Upon resigning from Shoney’s in 1982, Wachtel intended to develop O’Charley’s restaurant into a chain of restaurants. Soon 12 restaurants were opened in 1987 in Lexington, Kentucky and the 12th restaurant was located on the site that was formerly used by Bennigan’s. While the official grand opening in Kentucky was in progress, Wachtel was already looking to convert some more units.
In 1993, the company management announced a growth strategy, which was designed to put O’Charley’s amongst the country’s largest regional dining restaurant chains. The company was planning to open eight new restaurants in 1994, in Cookevile, Tennessee, Paducah, Louisville, Florida, Palm Harbor and Kentucky.
As it was mentioned before, the company releases “O’Charley’s coupons”, which provide great discounts every month. For example, O’Charleyl’s coupon that was released this month will give you 20% discount for any next meal that you’ll buy, $5-20 off any order or a bottomless bowl lunch for $5. O’Charley’s coupons 2013 are released in two forms: clipping coupons (they are found in magazines and newspapers) and printable (they are found on some web-sites). All the information about coupons can be found on the company web site. One can also register there and receive coupons via e-mail.