Geno's Steaks has been a key member of the famous Philadelphia Cheesesteak triad (Geno's, Pat's, Jim's) for as long as memory serves. A typical topic ... More
Geno's Steaks has been a key member of the famous Philadelphia Cheesesteak triad (Geno's, Pat's, Jim's) for as long as memory serves. A typical topic of conversation among Philadelphians is which one of these masters of the rib eye reigns supreme. Some say Geno's sandwiches are bigger but Pat's are better. Truth be told, any of the three do justice to the city's signature sandwich. Located across from arch-nemesis Pat's in South Philadelphia near the Italian Market. Outside seating only.
Geno's is part of Philly's History...and he's a HERO!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 6/15/06
I live in NC but was born and raised in and around Philly. Each time we come back "home" we head for Geno's and have a "real" cheesesteak! Wonderful food, wonderful tradition....and he's now become a hero to me and my family!!
Very proud that he took a stand and we all should do that same! I think we should make it a federal law that "English" is our country's language. Sad that we should have to do this, but it is needed, now more than ever. Hooray for Geno...and Hooray for his wonderful steaks!! Go Geno!!
Geno's and Pat's are tourist traps. At any time of day, you will see buses from out of town there and long lines. They make huge piles of steak and onions and and slap a measley amount on a roll and hand it to you. Cold and not enough meat.
Cheesesteaks and the Flyers are what bring me back to Philly. Now, I add Geno's and Mr. Vento to my list. Way to go! If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. This time, no one's fallin' for nothin'! I commend you, your stand and your policy. Can't wait to get back to Philly!
STAND TALL! STAND PROUD! PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
I have never been to Geno's but thank him for saying what is on a lot of people's minds - this is America - learn to speak English! My father told me he couldn't speak English when he started school and was held back a year because of that. He spoke German. Immigration is fine, America is still the land of opportunity, but this is not Mexico or another foreign country. You don't find other nationalities demanding instructions, signs, etc. is their language! Teddy Roosevelt said it best, Welcome, but adapt!
Please, let's stop the insanity! We live in the United States of America where we speak English. I am sick and tired of the word "diversity." This country has almost always been diverse. However, being diverse doesn't mean that we do business in foreign languages because some people won't learn English. I am also assuming that we are only speaking about Spanish speaking people; should Geno's also deal with people speaking German, or French? Let's be fair to all non-English speaking people. Instead of these groups harassing an American trying to run his business they should spend the time, effort, and money on English literacy training for their people.
Oh, I have to say I admire your stand. I am an Italian-American. My grandparents worked hard to learn English because they wanted to come to this Country and build a better life. They, as I do, cherish our Italian culture. The difference is we also cherish being a citizen of the USA. If you are here, speak the language of the land. If you are in France, speak French. If you are in Italy, speak Italian. If you are in Germany, speak German. This is NOT a racial issue...it is an American issue...across the board with no color barriers. If politicians won't protect our country, then perhaps we need to in our own personal way. I salute you and will be visiting your resturant again very shortly to show my support. God Bless!
My heart is pounding with joy as I write this and try to tell you how proud I am of your stance on this English only thing. What a shame they have to blow this thing way out of proportion when I believe it is well within your right to do what you are doing. Next time I'm visiting in Delaware I will make it a point to stop by and enjoy a couple of your cheesesteaks and shake the hand of a
My heart is just pounding with pride because of your stance on this English only thing. You apparently are not turning away any customers--you are only asking them to place their order in English. My parents and my wife's parents all came from Europe and they struggled to learn the language and eventually became US citizens. What has changed that we now have to cater to every other nationality? Those in office have no common sense and/or are wimps. Good luck to you and your family.
I live in California and I was really glad to see the story about your English-only sign. It's about time that people that come to this country speak our language - ENGLISH!! I was born and raised here and proud of it. I'm in the military and have traveled all over the world and when I go to another country I expect to have to learn their language. It's only fair that I learn the language of the host country that I'm in. People that come here are taking advantage of way too much and we're not doing anything about it. It's not fair and I'm sick of it.
Someone on your side.
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