Derrick Hayes, CEO and Founder of Big Dave's Cheesesteaks, as our Cover for Issue 92, Bleu Magazine

Behind the scenes of CEO and Founder of Big Dave's Cheesesteaks, Derrick Hayes shoot for our 92 Bleu Magazine Cover

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Jan. 26 2024, Published 12:36 p.m. ET

Derrick Hayes is a remarkable multimillionaire businessman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who has made a significant impact on the industry with his wildly popular Big Dave's Cheesesteaks (honored in Forbes 2021 Next 1000 | Next to Watch and ranked Top #10 Sandwiches in the World by World Food Champions). In addition to having just received permission to franchise his stores, Forbes has dubbed him the “Colonel Sanders of Cheesesteaks.” The West Philadelphia native's accomplishments are all delicious, but the tale is truly captivating.

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