On Friday, June 2nd, a group of our Original Philly “Phaithful” headed to Citizens Bank Park for our 13th annual Phillies outing.

All told, there were 51 of us trekking down to South Philly together—our largest turnout yet. This year’s crew spanned every functional area of the business, from sales, to production, to customer service and quality assurance, plus company owners and execs.

 

It was the first time that the expanded Original Philly team (Original Philly along with what was formerly known as The Philadelphia Pre-Cooked Steak Company) joined together for a night of camaraderie and unity.  The two longtime sister operations officially merged within Original Philly Cheesesteak Co. earlier this year.

In case you didn’t know, Original Philly is the Official Cheesesteak Provider of the Phillies and their home stadium—and we’re extremely proud of that distinction. In fact, Campo’s Philly Cheesesteak at CBP—made exclusively with Original Philly steak—was #2 in USA Today’s “10Best” Ballpark Food list just last month. (We’re biased and can’t imagine anything better, but we won’t complain about second place.)

Of course, we support our hometown teams no matter what. And while our Fightin’ Phils aren’t necessarily contenders this year, true Philadelphia sports fans are anything but fair-weather. Besides, if you can’t have a ball at the ballpark…

Our company was founded back in the heyday of the Vet, with Mssrs. Schmidt, Carlton, and Rose patrolling the diamond. And our great partnership with the Phillies dates back to before Brad Lidge threw the final, historic out of the 2008 World Series (followed a couple days later by Chase Utley’s notorious speech at the culmination of the Championship Parade). We can’t wait to be there when the Phils once again ride down Broad Street in celebration of their next title.

Franchises evolve and rebuild, but fans always come hungry.

As one happy spectator recently declared…

 

Well played, Mary. We couldn’t agree more.

Come to think of it, not only does it kick-start a vacation, but just about any day or night down at Citizens Bank Park for a Phils’ game is a good time.

This year’s outing (never mind the final score) was no exception!

Let’s go #Phillies!