Cheesesteak Review #49: Steak and Hoagie Factory of Abington
3.0 out of 5 stars
My next review comes for a chain of cheesesteak and hoagie restaurants all over South Eastern Pennsylvania. I am referring to Steak and Hoagie Factory. I ended up visiting the closest location to where I live and that was their Abington location. They have stores in Warminster, Doylestown and a few other places. For those of you who don’t already know what I always review, I got a regular cheesesteak with provolone cheese and fried onions.
Bread-The roll was really fresh. I’m not too sure what type of roll it even was. From what I have been reading online some people say they make their own rolls while some other people said they were Amoroso rolls. If it was an Amoroso roll it was unlike any other roll from them that I have ever had. I wish I could give you a definitive answer on what type of roll it was. The roll was pretty doughy tasting. It did an OK job of absorbing some of the grease from the horrible quality meat that I will get to in a little bit.
Cheese-The cheese was only average. It didn’t have much of a taste to it. It also wasn’t mixed throughout the entire sandwich which is a huge turn-off for me. It was just situated on the bottom of the roll and they just placed the meat and onions on top of it.
Meat-While the meat was pretty tasty it wasn’t great quality. There was a ton of grease from it and there were also a few pieced of meat which contained fat. This was really disappointing. Other than the poor quality the meat was cut up in to smaller pieces which is something I am a huge fan of. The meat had a good unique taste to it, so their meat didn’t completely kill their overall rating.
Amount-The overall amount of ingredients was pretty horrible. There was very little cheese and there was not very much meat. You can see from the picture that the cheesesteak was lacking meat. The roll was about 10 inches which is normal so I don’t have any problems with the bread. The last thing to comment on is the fried onions. They included entirely too many fried onions compared to the amount of meat and cheese.
Fried Onions-The fried onions were pretty decent except for the amount of them included. They cut up the onions in too long stringy pieces and they were mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak. They were fried to a nice crispy texture, and because of the decent quality of them this added a little bit to my overall rating of the cheesesteak.
Abington’s Steak and Hoagie Factory only serves up a standard cheesesteak. I hope their other locations do a better job with their cheesesteaks. I was expecting a lot from this cheesesteak and I was extremely disappointed with the final product. Unfortunately I can’t recommend this cheesesteak to anyone. I am pretty sure than any pizza place in Abington can sell/make just as good of a cheesesteak as the Steak and Hoagie Factory. Their menu isn’t as large as most other places either but if you want a standard hoagie or fries this might be the place for you. Just stay away from the cheesesteaks. Also this place is in no way a factory. There were no conveyor belts rolling out ingredients or anything like that, so don’t visit one of these locations hoping to see anything spectacular when it comes to the food being made .