4.5 Tons of Hoagies Apparently Proof that Philly Has “Come A Long Way”

The U.S. Secretary of Education may be calling us out, but at least one tourist was prettttty impressed by the 4.5 tons of hoagies being scarfed on Independence Mall yesterday afternoon as part of the Welcome America Festival (That’s 9,000 pounds.)

Rachel Bobrow, from New York, was tagging along with her husband while he works in Philadelphia for the week. Overall, she was impressed with the event and the city. “I had no idea Philadelphia is so far along,” Bobrow said.

Philadelphia: That place between DC and New York where you can eat sandwiches. [Daily News]