O’Charley’s founder Charles H. Watkins Jr. dies at 87

O’Charley’s founder Charles H. Watkins Jr. dies at 87

Charles H. Watkins Jr., founder of the O’Charley’s restaurant chain, died Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. He was 87.

Watkins formed O’Charley’s Inc. in 1971, which opened its first restaurant in Nashville. He sold the company 11 years later and then developed several other concepts, including co-founding Cheeseburger Charley’s with his son in 1988.

“We are saddened by the passing of Mr. Watkins, and we appreciate his entrepreneurial vis

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