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Texadelphia is a chain of 16 restaurants in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma specializing in unique cheesesteak sandwiches. Established in Austin, Texas in 1981 on The Drag, a portion of Guadalupe Street near The University of Texas, Texadelphia has locations in and around Austin, Houston, Dallas, and the Rio Grande Valley, along with Shreveport, Oklahoma City, and Norman, Oklahoma.
Texadelphia's food is a combination of East Coast-style cheesesteak sandwiches, Tex-Mex, and vegetarian. The name "Texadelphia" is a portmanteau, combining the state of Texas with Philadelphia, a city known for its cheesesteaks.
In 2008, Texadelphia founder Joel Stanley sold the company to a group of investors and the headquarters was moved from Austin to Dallas.1 At that time there were 19 restaurants in the chain, including one location in San Antonio which closed in July, 2012.2 Texadelphia restaurants are independently-owned franchises.
On May 10, 2013, Texadelphia closed its original Guadalupe Street location after 32 years due to high renovation costs for the building.3 Texadelphia currently has five other Austin locations.
- "The Sampler Plate". XL Food and Drink. Austin 360. April 19, 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-27.
- Texadelphia Parent Company Purchased, Texadelphia.com Press Release, September 15, 2008.
- San Antonio Texadelphia Facebook Page, Final status update July 5, 2012
- Original Texadelphia Closes Doors For Good, YNN News, May 10, 2013
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