Texadelphia

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Texadelphia is a chain of 10 restaurants in Texas and one Oklahoma location 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, Dallas, and the Rio Grande Valley, plus Oklahoma City.

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 4 other Austin locations. June 2015 saw the last Houston location shut down on Westheimer & Fountainview, which had been around for 20 years.

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  1. ^ Texadelphia Parent Company Purchased, Texadelphia.com Press Release, September 15, 2008.
  2. ^ San Antonio Texadelphia Facebook Page, Final status update July 5, 2012
  3. ^ Original Texadelphia Closes Doors For Good, YNN News, May 10, 2013

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