National Cheesesteak Day

A person joyfully biting into a cheesesteak, wearing a Phillies baseball cap, vibrant city street backdrop..
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Calling all cheesesteak connoisseurs! This year, we’ll show you how to celebrate National Cheesesteak Day like a true Philly native. So grab your napkins and a big appetite because the seams are bursting with succulent steak, melted cheese, and fun facts.

When is Cheesesteak Day?

It's national cheesesteak day on the 24th March.

A Brief History

National Cheesesteak day traces its roots to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia where Pat Olivieri, a hot dog vendor, decided to switch up his regular dogs for some chopped beef on a roll and voila! the cheesesteak was born. This scrumptious creation quickly gained popularity and now has its own dedicated day on the national calendar, celebrated every March 24th.

The Rise to Stardom

Our investigation unearthed a whopping 3210 online mentions of National Cheesesteak Day! The sizzling peak of these delicious indicators was on March 24, 2017, when the internet was practically smothered in cheesesteak goodness. This is clearly an indicator of the treat's popularity, reminding us that everyone loves a good steak sandwich!

How to Celebrate

Fancy yourself a whisk in the kitchen? Why not try your hand at crafting the perfect homemade cheesesteak? Treat yourself, gather your loved ones and let the good times roll. Or better yet, pay a visit to your local cheesesteak hotspot and leave it to the professionals.

Cheesesteak Around the World

While it may have originated in Philadelphia, the cheesesteak has embarked on a world tour and you'd be amazed at the places you can find it! From Japan's gourmet version to Australia's down-under interpretation, the world sure has a taste for this American classic.

Did you know?

Did you know that the original cheesesteak sandwich invented by Pat Olivieri didn’t contain cheese? It was only when a policeman asked for cheese to be added to his steak sandwich that the cheesesteak we know and love was born.


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First identified

24th March 2015

Most mentioned on

24th March 2017

Total mentions


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