Why Bibibop Asian Grill is One to Watch

December 19, 2016

Charley Shin immigrated to the U.S. Nine years before he founded Charleys Philly Steaks, opening a single store near Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus, Ohio.

As a teen in South Korea, Shin worked at his mother’s restaurant, where he made his fair share of bibimbap, a Korean rice dish with a variety of toppings. The experience sparked his interest in the restaurant industry, and after graduating from Ohio State, Shin convinced his mother to lend him her life savings to open Charleys Philly Steaks.