Philly Icon Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks Heads To Houston

October 20, 2016

Philly Icon Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks Heads To Houston

If you’ve been longing for a traditional taste of Philadelphia, the wait is just about over as an iconic purveyor of the city’s most iconic sandwich plans to hit Houston.

Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks will open their first Houston location at 9762 Katy Freeway this week. The first outpost of the restaurant opened in South Philadelphia in 1992, and has since spread across the world with locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Bahrain, and now, Texas.

According to Eater Philadelphia, Tony Luke’s may not be the best cheesesteak in Philly, but it certainly has reached iconic status. The original location is generally packed with a crowd of regulars, and the chain’s roast pork sandwich (another Philly icon) is a local favorite.

The chain is named for its colorful owner Tony Luke Jr., a musician and actor who has appeared in several films, including the forthcoming Life & Death of John Gotti, starring John Travolta and Kelly Preston set for release in 2017. He’s also made appearances on Man vs. Food, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay, and other food TV shows.

Tony Luke’s will open its doors on Friday, October 21. On October 22, the restaurant will host a ‘casting’ for its local commercials, and the ‘actors’ will be paid in currency almost as good as money — delicious free cheesesteaks.

Source: http://houston.eater.com/2016/10/19/13332222/tony-lukes-philly-cheesesteaks-opening-houston

The Tony Luke’s ® brand and franchise company are owned and promoted by Anthony Lucidonio, Jr., also known as Tony Luke, Jr. The restaurant location at Front Street and Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is not affiliated in any way with the Tony Luke’s ® brand or franchise company and is independently owned and operated by Anthony Lucidonio, Sr. and Nicholas Lucidonio. Any and all inquiries related to the restaurant at Front Street and Oregon Avenue should be directed to Anthony Lucidonio, Sr. and/or Nicholas Lucidonio.