Philadelphia, PA - Two of Philadelphia’s most acclaimed family-owned food concerns, Campo’s Deli and Hank’s Gourmet Beverages, are partnering to make March a month-long party in anticipation of National Cheesesteak Day on March 24. They are joining forces, and their beloved culinary inventions, to create the first authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich crafted with a sweet and spicy rub and marinade made with critically-acclaimed Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer and its secret Philadelphia formula.
According to the Encyclopedia of Philadelphia, carbonated root beer was an invention of a Philadelphia pharmacist that debuted at the 1876 Centennial Exposition; while the cheesesteak is a sandwich created locally in 1930 by hot dog vending brothers, Pat and Harry Olivieri.
Campo’s Deli has been serving its award-winning cheesesteaks, hoagies and other sandwiches since its founding in 1947 by Ambrose and Rose Campo. Today, their son Mike continues to keep their Old-World traditions, and high-quality standards are thriving, while also evolving the classic cheesesteak to meet the needs of those on gluten-free and vegetarian diets.
The Hank’s RBM Cheesesteak from Campo’s that’s being handcrafted for this promotion, however, will be a sweet and spicy spin on their traditional and most popular meat lover’s recipe.
This limited-edition delectable will feature tender, thin-sliced ribeye steak grilled after an application of Hank’s Secret Root Beer Spice Rub, drawn from Hank’s own classic, 100-year-old Philadelphia recipe, and a 24-hour “float” in a special marinade made with Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer!
This mouth-watering steak will be topped with a choice of the classic Cheese Whiz, or Swiss, American, Jalapeno Cheddar or Sharp Provolone Cheese and other toppings, including Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers hot and sweet, and many more. It’s all comes served up in a plain or seeded Italian roll, made fresh by local bakers.
The special limited-edition cheesesteak sandwich will be available now through the end of March at Campo’s landmark Old City location at 214 Market Street. Campo’s also operates outlets at Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. Throughout the month, Campo’s will offer the tasty Hank’s RBM Cheesesteak, paired together with a bottle of Hank’s Root Beer (or one of their other delectable flavors, including Wishniak Black Cherry, Vanilla Cream, Birch Beer and Orange Cream) for a discounted package price of. $9.75 – a reasonable $3.00 savings.