Geno's owner Vento in NYC for cancer surgery

Joey Vento, owner of Geno's Cheese Steaks in Philadelphia, who had a sign in his store saying he would only serve English speaking customers, talks with friends after a rally in support of Hazleton mayor Lou Barletta, in front of City Hall in Hazleton, Pa., Sunday June 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Steve Klaver)

November 18, 2010 5:20:57 AM PST
The owner of the landmark South Philadelphia cheesesteak stand who once told customers to order in English is scheduled to have cancer surgery at a New York hospital.