Need your cheesesteak fix? Pat's now delivers — nationwide

Price to overnight Pat's, however, will cost you a pretty penny

John McDevitt
August 15, 2018 - 9:44 pm
In this 2007 file photo, Rick Olivieri holds a Philly steak sandwich invented by his grandfather Pat and Pat's brother Harry.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a word-specific process when it comes to ordering a Philly cheesesteak.

But now, you can add another option to the mix: dine-in or delivery?

The famous Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia now offers nationwide delivery of its sandwiches. But it's not the first: Pat's joins a couple other of the city's cheesesteak giants already offering the long distance delivery.  

It's certainly pricey, but business is sizzling.

Hungry customers across the country can order three different packages of sandwiches through nationwide food delivery service Goldbely, which can be delivered overnight to any state.

Four cheesesteaks go for $99; eight steaks for $179; or 12 for $219 — buyer's choice of whiz, American or provolone cheese, and with or without onions. (At least shipping is free.)

Frank E. Olivieri, the fourth-generation owner of Pat's, said the price is so high because overnight shipping costs range from $35 to $40.

"And then Goldbely takes their take," he added. "But I'm not getting anymore money than I would at the window."

Olivieri said it's all about perspective.

"If you think about it, if you have to hop on a plane from California and fly back to Philly, eat a sandwich, then fly back to California, that costs a heck of a lot more than $25 a sandwich."

For those loyal to other cheesesteak dynasties, Goldbely also delivers Tony Luke's and Jim's.