Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sparked controversy during the most recent stop on his whirlwind tour of the US.
On Sunday evening, Zuckerberg visited Pat’s King of Steaks, a legendary Philadelphia restaurant known for its cheesesteaks.
“Travelled all the way to Philadelphia for the best cheesesteak in the land,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
Philly.com reported that the Facebook founder spent $US66 on six sandwiches with Cheez Whiz and fried onions. According to the Pat’s night manager, Zuckerberg used the correct term — “Whiz wit” — to order the Cheez Whiz-topped sandwiches.
While Zuckerberg apparently didn’t make any missteps while ordering, the question of who has the “best cheesesteak in the land” is a hotly debated one — especially in Philadelphia.
The top comment on Zuckerberg’s photo from Pat’s reads: “oh man… people are going to blow up the comments on the best cheesesteak place.”
Some people saw the pick as a jab at nearby cheesesteak rival Geno’s:
Others demanded that Zuckerberg visit Jim’s, another Philly cheesesteak spot that opened in 1939:
And, some said that a true great Philly cheesesteak must be found elsewhere:
Zuckerberg has been documenting his quest to visit all 50 states in the US this year on Facebook. While the Facebook founder has insisted that the aggressive community outreach isn’t a political ploy, rampant speculation about the CEO’s political aspirations has continued unabated.
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