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Many people are calling today National Cheesesteak Day. That’s not entirely true. After way too much research back in 2014, we realized that the day that was supposed to be celebrated was National Cheesesteak Thursday. March 24th, 2014 and 2015 wasn’t a Thursday so we refused to play along with the made up holiday.
But today is March 24th and a Thursday, so today, we celebrate.
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John’s Roast Pork | Photo by J. Varney for Visit Philadelphia
If your calendar’s free and clear on Saturday, April 18th, I have a very good idea for how you can fill it: The Be the Match Walk and Run, a chip-timed 5K race and 1K walk, is headed to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and organizers are offering participants free sandwiches from John’s Roast Pork as a pretty sweet incentive. Read more »
John’s Roast Pork will be hosting a special performance today by singer/songwriter Mia Johnson, which is nice, right?
But also, in honor of their 85 years in business, John’s will be offering 85-cent small pork, beef and meatball sandwiches from 3 pm to 7 pm. Which is WAY more than nice.
And as if 85-cent roast pork sandwiches weren’t enough already, to make this day even more exciting, today is the official start of John’s extended hours. The beloved sandwich joint is finally adding an extra four hours to their previously limited sandwich acquisition window and will be serving Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm.
Now to top the day off, it’s owner John Bucci’s mothers 82nd birthday, too, so get ready to sing her a sweet chorus of “Happy Birthday” at the event.
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