South Philly business owner celebrates birthday with 510-foot-long cheesesteak

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Rene Kobeitri, the owner of Philly's Rim Cafe, invited local chefs to help create a record-breaking cheesesteak.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The owner of a South Philadelphia cafe celebrated his birthday by bringing people together to break a world record.

Rene Kobeitri, the owner of Rim Cafe, invited local chefs to help create a record-breaking cheesesteak.

They ended up with a 510-foot long cheesesteak, beating the previous record of 480 feet.

"This year I decided to make it big because I love America, and when you love America, you only have to go big," said Kobeitri of his birthday party.

Chopper 6 flew over the enormous sandwich along South 9th Street. It spanned three city blocks from Wharton Street to Washington Avenue.