New Authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sub from Checkers

New at Checkers… the Authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sub.  Hold up, Swiss cheese doesn’t make it authentic.  I think John Kerry put together this ad campaign. Anyway, hard to argue with $1.99. Checkers Philly Cheese Steak

Now you can get everything you love about Philly Cheesesteaks at a drive-thru near you. Loaded with juicy shaved Philly steak, melted Swiss cheese and seasoned grilled onions, all served on a toasted Sub roll. It’s big, bold and 100% Philly flavor for an unbelievably small price.

27 comments on “New Authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sub from Checkers

  1. maxchain says:

    I’m gonna wait for a review on this one. My enthusiasm for all potato skins everywhere led me to try their take on those; I now have an enthusiasm for almost all potato skins everywhere.

    • Robert says:

      Yep, the skins are pretty awful!

      I tried the sub. The bread was subpar but the actual meat/toppings were exactly what you’d expect from a cheesesteak. It was a bit small, but I was just so happy to get something like this in addition to my already cheap spicy chicken that I consider it a success.

  2. Alex K. says:

    I noticed this on their website today. “Authentic” … lol.

  3. Esther says:

    I’ll probably try this, because there’s a Checker’s so close to me and I frequent it more than I should.

  4. Dustin says:

    I won’t make any friends with this comment, but it almost has to be better than an authentic philly. Every version I’ve ever had prior to the real thing set me up for failure.

  5. Kelly says:

    there is nothing philadelphia about this. swiss cheese? what even.

  6. Ron says:

    “Authentic” cheese steaks in Philadelphia aren’t even that great. I’m from Philadelphia and I’ve found much better versions in Jersey. Hell, I’m in Arizona now and they make good ones out here. I don’t know why anyone would bill their cheese steaks as “authentic”. It’s beyond me. Personally, I’d stay away from the authentic ones unless you’re drunk and harbor a deep-rooted resentment towards solid bowel movements.

  7. Tracy says:

    Swiss on a Philly??????????????? Wiz, provolone or american maybe but swiss never!!! As a Philly girl such a pet peeve of mine!

  8. Sascha says:

    They’ve made a version for years, only it was between two slices of Texas Toast, now they’ve put it on a subroll. Probably better that way, but I always like the combo burgers when they pair this, or maybe it’s the prime rib, with a burger patty.

  9. Satyr says:

    It looks like mayo on it as well…not very Philly there either. The price is right, but authentic Philly? Nope

  10. T.J. says:

    Sandwiches like this should properly be called a “Steak and Cheese” like they are in DC, this is in no way a cheesesteak.

  11. Richard says:

    I am no where near one, this is horrible….

  12. Brad says:

    Ugh, I’m not even from Philadelphia and I know putting Swiss on a cheesesteak is sacrilegious. Why can’t fast food places understand this?

  13. Chefprotoss says:

    I just tried to get one for a review and my store didn’t have it. It’s probably for the best. I didn’t exactly have high hopes…

  14. Jonathan Wayne says:

    I like them, get them almost every other day. Pretty good value and taste.

  15. monkeyrotica says:

    They probably use swiss because they already have swiss and getting provo or wiz would cost more. Don’t know why they don’t just use American cheese. Maybe they just don’t care. Anyway, this isn’t a DC steak & cheese because those come with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. You can get the same thing in Philly. It’s called a “cheesesteak hoagie.”

    I’ll probably give this a try. It probably won’t kill me for $2. The cheapest decent steak & cheese comes from a Chinese carryout around the corner from the Checkers. Twelve inches of shredded ribeye on a semisoft roll with provo. It’s $8 though. I can get four of these things for that price. Now THAT would kill me.

  16. Val Jensen says:

    Calling this blatant fast food lie an authentic Philly Cheese steak is like calling Spam “authentic” filet mignon. And the heaping portions of tender beef smothered in perfectly melted cheese depicted in the Checkers TV ads is about as close to False Advertising as it is possible to get. The beef is presented in a minuscule bed that is invisible until the overly chewy imposter for a genuine Cheesesteak role is opened. If they served this in a prison dining room, there would be a bloody riot. It is that bad, that far from anything remotely resembling its counterfeited namesake. I mean no insult to Spam, which is a delightful side breakfast meat and superior to Taylor Pork Roll. But Spam is not filet mignon, baked Virginia ham or anything more than a high-fat tin of processed food. If they ever tried to serve this crap anywhere near Philly, they might have to change their name of this menu lowballer to, “Authentic Phily Prison Food.” They should serve it with a file. Eat both of them, you’ll earn credit for time served. . .Simply Horrible.

  17. Val Jensen says:

    To prove I’m not piling on, I just unwrapped this beauty from a Checkers in Largo, FL. Took a couple of bites of the first one before feeding it to the Insinkerator. Compare to the heaping mound of succulent
    Top round in the TV promo. I opened it and touched nothing. Somewhere, I hear that crotchety old lady snarling, “Where’s the Beef?” It ain’t here, that’s for sure. . .
    Sorry. . .this site does not permit a photo to be pasted. For a mental visual, just reduce the TV Cheesesteak contents by 90 percent. . .

  18. Robert says:

    I am so sick of the “genuine cheesesteak” crowd. A genuine, cheez-whiz covered Philly is disgusting, and I have always preferred this variety as does, ya know, the rest of the entire freaking country.

    • Tony says:

      I agree. Why take a perfectly good steak, slice it thin and cook the crap out of it until it’s devoid of any moisture or beefy flavor, then cover it with processed cheese flavor and put it on a bland piece of bread. A Philly cheesesteak is the most overrated food in the world.

  19. raul says:

    you guys are so picky, it’s fast food!

    I tried one tonight, I was upset because the meat is not visible from the outside, but there was enough for a decent meat to bun ratio. I really liked the flavor. Will buy again.

  20. Dale Cooper says:

    It’s NOT authentic but IS tasty. I got the 2 bacon cheesesteak subs for $5 and it was decadent like a good fatty junkfood sandwich should be. It comes with mayo which can be good or bad depending on your preference, but for me it’s good either way. Don’t go in expecting an “authentic” Philly cheesesteak, just expect meaty cheesy bacony goodness on a soft hoagie bun. I may have to go back again today.

  21. Sascha says:

    Looks like these are back, and now they’ve added a chicken version. If I recall correctly, these were always pretty awesome, especially the bacon added ones, just have to figure out how to sneak one into my diet.

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  23. jada says:

    This sub was surprisingly delicious. I actually thought it was going to be disgusting but to my surprise the philly chicken sub was so good.

  24. smash havok says:

    The cheeze is nasty ! I liked everything else!

  25. kamal rowzee says:

    I just tried that sub it was horrible the meat was dry as hell. I was so disappointed but hey what do u expect for a sub that cost two dollars. I love steak but the meat on this sub didn’t even taste like steak.

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