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Frank Olivieri


Pat’s Steaks Owner Has Some Choice Words for His Haters

When people think of Philadelphia, the food they think of is the cheesesteak. And you can’t talk about cheesesteaks without talking about Pat’s King of […]

Pat's Steaks owner Frank Olivieri, who says he's no longer planning to expand to Penn State, standing in front of the Pat's Steaks in South Philly

Pat’s Steaks Pulls Out of Penn State Expansion Deal

Lots of people were surprised (including us!) when longtime Pat’s Steaks owner Frank Olivieri revealed to us in a recent interview that he was planning […]

Pat's Steaks owner Frank Olivieri, who says he's bringing his family's famous cheesesteaks to Penn State

Pat’s Steaks Owner to (Finally!) Open Second Location

UPDATE 9/25: Pat’s Steaks owner Frank Olivieri has decided to pull out of the Penn State expansion deal. Read the full story here. Last week […]

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Philly Today: PETA Trolls Pat’s and Geno’s, a Shoplifting Surge, and Pricey Eagles Tickets

PETA vs. Cheesesteaks The world’s most well-known animal rights group would like to remind you that not only are cheesesteaks unhealthy — they also are […]

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Pat’s Steaks Owner Speaks Out Following Two Homicides at His Iconic Cheesesteak Shop

Pat’s Steaks owner Frank Olivieri says his heart is broken after a man was killed amid a dispute outside Olivieri’s shop just before 2 a.m. […]

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Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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The Cheesesteak: An Oral History

If you pick up the brand new issue of Philly Mag, you will see a cheesesteak from Joe’s gracing the cover. Inside the magazine, we […]


One of Us: Frank Olivieri, Cheesesteak Royalty

My full name is … Frank Enrico Olivieri. My father is Frank Pasquale Olivieri, so technically I’m not Jr., but everybody still calls me Frank […]


Pat’s Steaks Go Garces at Lunch Today

When you order a cheesesteak for lunch at Pat’s King of Steaks today, don’t forget to ask for the truffled mushrooms. Jose Garces is the […]


Score a Steak With a Marc Vetri Twist at Pat’s This Thursday

Craving an extra-special cheesesteak? Good news: Marc Vetri is back at Pat’s King of Steaks for lunch this Thursday, May 25, putting his signature touch […]


Owner of Pat’s Steaks Says Restaurant Publicists Are Overpaid

Who says a business interview has to be boring? Over in a just-published piece on BizPhilly, Pat’s Steaks owner Frank Olivieri lets loose.


I Love My Job: Pat’s Steaks Owner Frank Olivieri

In 1930, Pat Olivieri and his brother invented the cheesesteak. Nearly 90 years later, Pat’s great-nephew Frank Olivieri runs the iconic South Philly shop, selling […]


Pat’s Steaks Is Serving White Truffle Cheesesteak

Pat’s King of Steaks is offering an Alba White Truffle Cheesesteak on Thursday, November 17th, starting at 12:30 p.m. The $20 highfalutin take on the […]