Tourists no longer need to fret about proper cheesesteak-ordering protocol. South Philly’s famous cheesesteak shop Pat’s King of Steaks is adding nationwide delivery as of Monday, August 13. The delivery, which costs a pretty penny, is through Goldbely, a company that ships regional specialities, from Junior’s cheesecakes and Magnolia Bakery’s cupcakes to sandwiches from Primanti Bros. and Carnegie Deli. Goldbely already ships cheesesteaks from Jim’s and Tony Luke’s.
As the story goes, Pat’s, which has been around since 1930, invented the steak sandwich. Rival Geno’s Steaks lays claim to having added the cheese.
The neighbors/frenemies, located across from each other on East Passyunk Avenue, draw scores of tourists to sample Philly’s best-known food. Pat’s is at 1237 E. Passyunk and Geno’s is at 1219 S. 9th Street.
Goldbely will delivery Pat’s in a package of four cheesesteaks for the hefty price of $99. Eight steaks are $179 and 12 are $219. Buyers have a choice of Whiz, American, or provolone cheese, and with or without onions.
Locally, Pat’s is available through delivery service Uber Eats. Branded apparel, including hats, T-shirts, hoodies, and bibs, are sold through its website.