By Michelle Reese
Not many sandwich shops would be bold enough to go with the motto, “Changing the world, one cheesesteak at a time!” Small business owner Jay Green of Jay's Steak & Hoagie Joint in Parkland stands behind it. Recently, Jay has found a way to combine his love of the Eagles, delicious food, and his passion for supporting local food banks. His new creation, the Wentzel Dip Sandwich is a tribute to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. It will only be served on Eagles Game Days with a debut this Sunday, September 30.
Jay’s Steak & Hoagie Joint has been giving back to the community for over 10 years. Jay donates 25 cents from every pretzel roll sold to local food panties. On the first Monday of each month, Jay and his team take the money and go buy in bulk wholesale. They bring the fresh fruit, vegetables and meat back to the restaurant, portion it out, and deliver it. Ultimately, they’ve donated around 50,000 pounds of food to date. Jay’s Steak & Hoagie Joint is closed on Mondays, so talk about using your day off for a good cause!
With this Eagles-inspired sandwich, Jay has committed to doubling the everyday pretzel roll donation. For every Wentzel Dip Sandwich sold, 50 cents will go toward food pantry donations.
Owners Jay and Kristen Green created the Wentzel Dip Sandwich with Carson Wentz’s North Dakota roots in mind. The sandwich features chopped chicken steak meat (get it, “The Birds?”), crispy tater tots, fried cheese curds, and a beef bison dip cream cheese spread directly on Jay’s famous original pretzel roll. The sandwich costs $11 and will only be offered on Eagles Game Days.
As of now, Jay hasn’t heard from Wentz himself. Certainly with his own philanthropic efforts off the field, it seems that Carson Wentz would be a fan of what Jay’s Steak & Hoagie Joint stands for.
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