What is it about cheesesteak restaurants in Wichita?
It seems like the lifespan of a dedicated cheesesteak spot in town is not long at all. The latest hit comes to Pepperjax Grill. Their west side location has been marked as permanently closed and removed from their corporate website. People reported seeing the building being emptied out at 2626 N Maize Road.
This is the second Pepperjax Grill location to close with the first one being on north Rock Road. Four years ago, when the national chain arrived they had planned on 3-4 locations in Wichita. Now that number is back to zero.
It’s been a rough go for any dedicated cheesesteak restaurant in Wichita. Places like Philly Inc closed down citing lack of customers. Other places have also included WOW Cheesesteaks that used to be where Tacos TJ 664 is now at. It’s still a toss up what is going on with T.O.P.S. Steaks and Hoagies. I have a gift card there and they have been unresponsive to messages and phone calls on whether they will return.
Is it because Wichita dislikes cheesesteaks or did these places not meet the standards of diners?
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