Back in the 1930s, Pat Olvieri, a hot dog vendor, invented the famous “Philly Cheesesteak.” As we approach the hundredth anniversary of arguably one of the more important discoveries in our country’s history, more big things are happening: the grand opening of Steve’s Prince of Steaks in University City and free cheesesteaks.

This Friday, Oct. 19, the iconic Philadelphia cheesesteak brand will be making its debut at its fifth location at 3836 Chestnut St. Steve's is one of many new restaurants opening in the Hamilton Court area. 

There, students will be able to enjoy the restaurant’s signature cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and hoagies. In addition, this new location will be expanding the brand’s normal menu to include pizza, chicken wings, and beer/liquor service, with a full dining room.


Courtesy of Steve's Prince of Steaks


But the excitement doesn’t stop there. On the day of its grand opening, free cheesesteaks, fries, and soda will be given away to all from 12:00–2:00 p.m. and from 4:00–6:00 p.m. However, students with a Penn, Drexel, or University of the Sciences ID get a special perk—free food all day long. 

There’s no better way to nurse that hurt ego after you failed all your midterms or to cope with that seemingly never–ending Friday hangover than to pick yourself up and get a cheesesteak with your pals. And a FREE cheesesteak at that. So do yourself a favor and head down to Steve’s Prince of Steaks this Friday!


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