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Eat-In Held At Joe's Steak Shop To Show Support

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Supporters of Joe's Steaks and Soda Shop hosted a eat-in today to show their support after hearing that some regulars were boycotting the restaurant for changing its name. The restaurant had been named "Chink's" until a few months ago when the owner changed the name to be more politically correct.

A key organizer of today's eat-in is Philly Post's Joel Mathis. He wants to show the community that he supports owner Joe's decision because Joe did the right thing. The eat-in started at around 11 a.m. and went until 2:30 p.m. There was never an empty seat in the restaurant during that time, and staff had to bring extra tables and chairs outside to accommodate the new faces and new customers.

The renowned cheesesteak shop angered some regulars a few months ago when they rebranded their name. Some costumers complained that it was a bow down to political correctness. A report by Philadelphia Daily News stated that Joe's is experiencing a 10-15% business loss. The organizers of today's event wanted to change that statistic.

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