SAME GREAT cheesesteaks, now with 99 percent less controversy!
That, in so many words, was the gist of Thursday's announcement that Chink's Steaks in Wissinoming will debut a new name, Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop, on April 1.
And no, it's not an April Fools' joke.
"I've been here for 35 years, and I've owned [Chink's] for 14. We've had some controversy," Joe Groh, the shop's owner, said by phone Thursday night.
"We just decided it was time for myself, my family, my employees to get with the times."
The shop was named for its founder, Sam "Chink" Sherman, who died in 1997. His widow told the Daily News in 2004 that neighborhood kids had nicknamed Sherman "Chink" because his eyes appeared slanty.