McDonald’s Philly Cheese Steak


We had flyers dumped in our mailbox everyday. Not sure about you all but we do really read them them. You will never know what deals that you have. Every now and then, we had some related to food. Those are the ones we keep in a pile and use them if we can’t decide where to eat or when we wanted to save on dining out because we had blown our dining out budget for the week.

There was one flyer from McDonald’s which advertised their “Two Can Dine” promotion. The flyers were cleverly laid out in such a way that there are something like 10 different options where one can nearly save 50% in a normal tab. The boys wanted their fix of Quarter Pounder with Cheese and so we went to the first McDonald’s restaurant in Canada.

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There were some new items on the menu. McDonald’s had just expanded their Toasted Deli Sandwiches with the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. This sandwich is part of their line up of seven different sandwiches which they wanted to use to dispel how unhealthy McD’s food are.

The Toasted Deli Sandwiches were launched in Canada less than two years ago. They are made with deli type meats, vegetables (green peppers and onions) and a choice of toasted whole wheat or French Roll.

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We noticed that they have touted this sandwich with the word “freshly toasted bread” instead of “toasted fresh bread”. I somehow suspect that it’s a clever play on words. Moreover, toasting bread hides the “un-freshness” of bread, right?

This sandwich (350 calories) had a much lower calories count compared to the Big Mac (530 calories). It also had lower fat content.

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We have never been to Philadelphia but if we ever do get a chance to make a visit there one day, we would definitely want to check out the home of the Philly Cheese Steak — the Pat’s King of Steak. The Philly Cheese Steak was invented in Philadelphia in 1930 and the invention is attributed to Pat Oliveiri. It is described as sliced pieces of steak and cheese sauce and is comfort food for the natives in the region of Philadelphia.

The McDonald’s Philly Cheese Steak sandwich costs $4.55.

7 thoughts on “McDonald’s Philly Cheese Steak

  1. But how did it taste? I am very wary of trying anything new at Mickey-Dee’s especialy when it’s been touted as being “fresh”. Having worked enough fast food places as a youth I know that fresh is next to impossible with such operations.

    cheers,

    Paul Sveda

  2. Wow Mike: I am now more determined to try Pat’s, Geno’s AND Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks and see what the fuss is all about. Thanks for the tips on your blog.

  3. Hmmm…I noticed you mentioned the calories, fat and cost, but not the taste. That’s not a good sign.

    As a native of the Philadelphia area, I’ve written a bit about the cheesesteak over at TVFoodFan.com. You really need to experience the sandwick in the Philadelphia area to truly appreciate it.

    If you’re set on going to one of the “famous” cheesesteak places, Pat’s is better than Geno’s, but Tony Luke’s is my personal favorite.

    Mike
    TVFoodFan.com

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