Cheesesteaks for TCU
Texas-born cheesesteak shop gives TCU students something to nosh
A college staple born in Austin is hitting the shores of a Fort Worth campus. Texadelphia, the Philly cheesesteak chain, is opening a branch near TCU.
The Texadelphia will open at 2901 W. Berry St., in a space that was previously Which Wich, which closed in 2015. The area has seen a lot of turnover recently, with long-term road construction that didn't do much to help business. Survivors include the Toppers pizzeria, Cafe Brazil, and The Aardvark.
An employee at the Texadelphia in Frisco, which shares ownership with the Fort Worth store, confirmed that the West Berry Street branch would be opening, possibly within the next month. The Plano branch was taken over by the same management and recently reopened after being closed for a week.
Founded in Austin in 1981, Texadelphia originally centered on a Texas-style take on the Philly cheesesteak. In more recent years, it has expanded its profile into the sports-bar realm, with a bigger menu that includes burgers and deli sandwiches. It still does the popular queso fries.
In 2015, Brian Livingston was appointed president; he's also CEO of Celebrity Cafe & Bakery. He was unavailable for comment.
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