BUFFALO, NY – Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of a Buffalo success story powered by beef on weck.
Charles E. Roesch -- you know him as "Charlie the Butcher" -- arrived at Buffalo City Hall in a very early Ford to be honored by city leaders. Back in 1914, Charlie's grandfather, Charles W. Roesch, opened the first "Charlie the Butcher" shop at the Broadway Market.
Years later, the first "Charlie" was elected mayor of Buffalo, and he was first to serve inside the brand-new City Hall.
How does a business stay successful over a century? The current Charlie says you have to listen to your customers and be ready to change. It also helps if you have a good product, a fair price, and great customer service.
It's fair to say that Charlie the Butcher has had that for generations.