Address: 1040 South 74th Plaza
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Chain: Yes | More Omaha Locations: Several, and a pair of KS locations
- Steak Philly ($5.69)
- Fries ($1.89)
- Soft Drink ($1.69)
The building is decorated in faux-brick and many photos of early 1900's Omaha. The ceiling is open girders and vents painted black with hanging track lighting. This wouldn't be too bad, but the contrast with the light from the huge front windows makes it seem darker inside. A few TV's hang in the corners.
The thing I mentioned above that changed are the available sauces. They seem to be trying to save money by having their own PepperJax (PJax) branded sauces. Since I last went, they have taken away the bottles of Heinz 57 and A1 sauces and replace them with big pumps full of three different PJax steak sauces. This is ok, except for the fact that I look forward to eating my fries with 57 sauce, since you rarely see it around. They also have a few PJax branded things on the table. I didn't like the smell or taste of any of those. The ketchup on the table was Hunt's, which, to my wife, is a sin. She grew up in Pittsburgh, which is of course the home of Heinz. (Hunt's happens to be a ConAgra brand.) I was a bit disappointed, but the fries are decent without sauce.
The philly itself is pretty good. You get a good sized sandwich and a big basket of fries. The sandwich is pretty juicy and ends up soaking the bottom of the bread. I have been here a few times, but have only gotten the steak philly since the variety is so low. The other options don't interest me much. It's a pretty decent sized meal for the price, but it borders on the expensive side in my opinion.