Charlie Brown’s back for seconds after bankruptcy


Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse still has prime rib and raisin bread, but it’s added chicken and fish to the menu. It still has a salad bar, but it’s added flat-screen television sets around the bar tuned to NFL games on Sundays.

It’s not your grandmother’s Charlie Brown’s. Or is it?

“Our clientele ranges from very young to very old, and we’re happy with all of them,” said Craig Godfrey, executive vice president of the Millburn-based company. “We want to fill up with everything in between.”

Out of bankruptcy and with new ownership, Charlie Brown’s has begun to reinvent itself, adding contemporary touches to help it compete with casual restaurants such as Applebee’s, Chili’s and Ruby Tuesday.

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