Oh, Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. The beloved birthplace of our nation is known for many things: the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin, Independence Hall, Rocky Balboa, soft pretzels, and the 2018 Super Bowl championships (dusts off shoulders). And of course, Philly is perhaps best known for its famous cheese… sandwiches?
That’s according to the official Twitter account for the National Park Foundation, anyway:
— National Park Foundation (@GoParks) July 7, 2018
What in the what?
Obviously, Philadelphia is known for its cheesesteaks—which we don’t call a “sandwich” either. Much like a hot dog (if you’re a rational person), a cheesesteak is a thing on its own.
So what happened here? Did an intern get a hold of the social media account? Was this a massive troll job or the second coming of “tea lizard”?
Not at all surprisingly, Twitter—Philly Twitter, in particular—had some thoughts.
I love our cheese sandwiches so very much. Thank you.
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) July 7, 2018
IMO the roast cheese sandwich is better and more Philadelphian than the famous cheese sandwich
— Chas (@perutoisms) July 7, 2018
Where can I get one of these world famous cheese sandwiches?
— Brigidi (@Brigidi2Nowhere) July 7, 2018
— Brad Nahill (@PhillyTurtleGuy) July 7, 2018
CHEESE SANDWICHES. https://t.co/SGc5LRixmv
— Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike) July 7, 2018
— jess (@philadorablee) July 7, 2018
Yum! Then I’m gonna wash it down with a Youngling
— SimpCity 3000 (@SnackMyFridgeUp) July 7, 2018
FYI if you’re not from Philly, there’s a big debate over which sandwich shop makes the best cheese sandwiches. I’m a fan of Patricia’s, but Geena’s is right across the street and it’s also very good.
— Eric Smith (@eastonHusky) July 7, 2018
Of course, there were the obligatory It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia references:
— mojoagogo (@mojoagogo) July 7, 2018
— Richard McGovern (@richardmcgovern) July 7, 2018
As well as a few of references to one of Philly’s lesser known celebrities, the Swiss Cheese Pervert:
— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) July 7, 2018
Cheese sandwiches so good, we have someone drive around offering Swiss cheese to strangers
— Eric Negron (@Negron1107) July 7, 2018
There’s a reason why Philly has the reputation it does as the scrappy underdog with an ever-present chip on its shoulder. You can be forgiven this time, National Parks. But do us like this again, and next time we’ll be coming with batteries.