***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Summer is almost over, and a lot of parents are scrambling to get all those back to school purchases made. Books, notebooks, clothes, shoes...The list goes on and on. For many of us, myself included, back to school shopping often takes place at the mall. This is particularly true if, like me, you have a teenager who thinks Hot Topic is the coolest store in the whole wide world...In the UNIVERSE, maybe!
We headed out to Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, Ohio to hit the stores and grab a few things for the kids to make their new school year more successful. Apparently, Steven Universe hoodies are necessary for academic success. Who knew?
Anyway, after we worked up an appetite shopping, we decided to grab some delicious Philly Steaks from Charley's Philly Steaks. After all, it was right there in the mall's Food Court, and the aroma of sizzling steaks was too irresistible a call to ignore.
Plus, Charley's had some great, limited time offers we just had to check out. Don't these Nacho Deluxe Fries and Raspberry Lemonade look fantastic?!
The Nacho Deluxe Fries feature Charleys’ famous fries cooked-to-order and then loaded with warm cheddar cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, zesty Jalapeno Ranch dressing, jalapenos and chives. The loaded fries give customers more fresh ingredients and layers of flavor to love. The tart and sweet Raspberry Lemonade screams summertime, and joins Charleys' lineup of all-natural Signature Lemonades for the season.
By the time we made our way over to Charley's, the line was pretty long. These folks were lured by the promise of a juicy, flavorful Philly, too! I guess Akron knows where to find the BEST Philly Steaks on the planet!
While we were in line, I received a frantic call from my teenager, saying that Xander was NOT behaving very well. Luckily, even though Charley's in in the Food Court of the mall, they also offer carryout for those of us who have to rush home to deal with misbehaving 5 year olds.
We placed our order for several subs, a Raspberry Lemonade, and some Ultimate Fries loaded with Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Bacon, and Ranch. We considered the Nacho Deluxe Fries, but knowing our kids would attack them, we opted for a less spicy choice. My kids are "allergic" to jalapenos, or so they claim.
Our Philly Steaks were made fresh, right in front of us. We got to watch the grill-masters at Charley's assemble our sandwiches exactly to our liking. We added mayo, lettuce, and tomato to most, but left the BBQ Cheddar Steak plain to please our picky little ones.
From top left to bottom right, here's what we ordered:
Dan got the Pepperoni Steak. This has spicy Pepperoni, juicy steak, grilled onions and green peppers, and Provolone cheese. He added lettuce, tomato, mayo, and pickle to his sub. Doesn't it look great?!
Next, we got a BBQ Cheddar Steak for the littles to split. This has Charley's signature steak, smothered in melted Cheddar cheese and slathered in BBQ sauce. This usually comes with both grilled and crispy onions, but we omitted those since the kids aren't crazy about them.
Kyle and I both got an Ultimate Club. This sub has Turkey, Ham, Bacon, and Shredded Cheddar. We added mayo, lettuce, and tomato. Yum!
Last but certainly not least, we ordered some Ultimate Fries to share. These are cooked perfectly, and covered in Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Bacon, and tangy Ranch dressing. We got a couple of orders to share with the kiddos.
We received our order quickly, and rushed home to attend to a very grumpy 5 year old. When we arrived, we decided since it was a beautiful day here in NE Ohio, we'd have a Charley's Philly Steak party on our deck. We all gathered outside to enjoy the summer sunshine while we hungrily devoured our lunch.
As you can see, these sandwiches are loaded with flavorful goodness, and are definitely a perfect family lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Here's a close-up of Dan's Pepperoni Steak. He said that the peppers were nice and crisp-tender, the grilled onions were perfectly cooked, and the steak was juicy and packed with flavor. I know what I will be ordering next time!
The kiddos were thrilled with their BBQ Cheddar Steaks, and they devoured them at warp speed. Next, they attacked the Ultimate Fries. These were their favorite part of the meal, to be honest. I can't blame them one bit, though. Everyone loves fries, and the addition of cheesy sauce, bacon, and Ranch makes them positively drool-worthy!
Overall, we were definitely very pleased with our experience at the Charley's Philly Steaks at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, Ohio. Not only was our food fresh, made to order, and absolutely delicious; the customer service was amazing, too. The manager on duty was extremely friendly, and made us feel like his most important customers of the day.
So if you're hitting your local malls to do some back to school shopping, be sure to head to the Food Court and look for Charley's Philly Steaks. There's no better way to satisfy your appetite than a juicy Philly Steak from Charley's. These may even be the BEST Philly Steaks in the whole wide world!
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You can check out all of the delicious food Charley's Philly Steaks has to offer on their website.
If you're in the Akron, OH area like me, be sure to check out Charley's Philly Steaks in the Food Court of Chapel Hill Mall!
Here's their address:
2000 Brittain Rd.
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