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    Earlier this year, Joe Groh, owner of an iconic cheesesteak shop in Philly, made an important business decision. After 64 years of being called “Ch*nk’s” (and having worked there for 34 of those years), Joe changed the restaurant’s name to “Joe’s Steak + Soda Shop.” No one can blame the guy for wanting to own a joint with his name on it. And, as Joe himself says, “It’s 2013 . . . It was time to do it."

    Good people serving good food should get good business. Unfortunately, Joe has experienced backlash from local racists who have vandalized his store, boycotted his shop, and even went as far as starting petitions calling for Joe to change the name back to Ch*nk's!

    We support Joe and his right to name his business what he wants -- especially after himself! We also support (and commend!) Joe in his decision to carry on the awesome cheesesteak and milkshake tradition that Sam Sherman started but without the racial slur.

    Don't let the racists win! RSVP and come join us at an "eat in" at Joe's!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Aww this is awesome. Re-schedule!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I drive from NJ over the tacony for a cheesesteak so I am ok with the name change. Good food is good food.

    August 16, 2013

    • Dung

      Hey Helen! Turn out I had to cancel this event because I won't be able to make since I forgot I got to work that day! Apologize for the inconvenience t

      August 16, 2013

  • Dung

    I just want to come out and support Joe and his right and 18millionrising group did a great job to promote this and the description was copy word for word from their website!! if ur free around noon time then feel free to come out and join us for some cheesesteak as well :D

    August 15, 2013


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