Tourists in South Korea were welcomed by a familiar sight when they encountered Jack’s Steaks in Haeundae, according to a post in the popular Facebook group Cheesesteak Gurus.
It wasn’t long ago when it was discovered that cheesesteaks in Lahore, Pakistan were a big deal. While global cheesesteaks are nothing new (i.e. Tony Luke franchise in the Middle East), it is fun to see them popping up and embraced in other countries, where local operators have glommed onto the food trend.
Part of the much-loved Burger in New York franchise, Jack’s Steaks invokes memories of the internationally renowned Jim’s Steaks in Philadelphia, with a similar art-deco design. Jim’s Steaks is of course temporarily closed after a fire and currently rebuilding. It is unclear how long the rebuilding process will take, but the owners want to open as soon as possible.
The copycat cheesesteak shop in South Korea offers four distinct hoagie options, including cheese steak, pepper steak, mushroom steak, and pizza steak, with prices ranging from 11,000 won to 13,000 won.
To complete your meal, you can also order fries for 4,000 won or cheese fries for 5,000 won, and a selection of soft drinks and beer. Jack’s follows the cheesesteak tradition by utilizing cheese whiz, thinly sliced beefsteak, and grilled onions and peppers, all within their soft hoagie bread.
So, if you ever find yourself in Haeundae, South Korea, treat yourself to a taste of home at Jack’s Steaks.
Also, check out Phillyz in Irbid, Jordan, LO&SLO in Derry, Ireland, and Passyunk Avenue in London for other cheesesteaks abroad, and Philly Steaks in Medellin, Colombia in South America.
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