Philadelphia is known as one of the most historical cities in the nation for many reasons: the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Zoo, Benjamin Franklin.  Keeping that in mind, we believe it’s time to appoint a day for Philadelphians and visitors to recognize another one of its important contributions to society. Although Philly is known as the birthplace of a nation, it is also the birthplace of the king in the sandwich world. An entity so great, that merely mentioning its illustrious name causes mouths around the country to water in anticipation. A being so famous that it has been recrated countless times – The Philadelphia Cheesesteak.


Most who come to visit Philadelphia are well aware of the necessity to eat an authentic Phily cheesesteak. As for those who have spent more than a week in the City of Brotherly Love, it is far too taboo to admit to not having eaten a cheesesteak. In order to correct these missteps and others alike, we have a simple proposition. We cheesesteak fanatics have envisioned a day in which all of Philadelphia, tourists and residents alike, can celebrate the majesty of the meat, cheese, and onion sandwich. We are simply asking for one day out of the year to honor and praise the sandwich that holds as much historical value as the city it was born in.


In order to actually make this holiday happen, we have to convince City Council and “The Man” that we, the cheesesteak people, desire a day of cheesesteak observance.  With that being said, what do you think about petitioning for an annual, Philadelphia-wide Cheesesteak Day?  We'll take the petition to the streets and post it on the web to amass enough signatures to bring it to City Hall. Let us know your thoughts so we can get one step closer to celebrating the first Cheesesteak Day the world has ever known!