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Philly Steakout: Neiman Group uses Foursquare checkins to rank cheesesteak joints

For as limiting as the cliche can be, a social web outpost for cheesesteaks is long overdue. While we’ve seen reviews and aggregations, lists and the like before, the new Philly Steakout project from the Center City marketing and design shop Neiman Group is a new height. Since April, the team has been tracking Foursquare […]


For as limiting as the cliche can be, a social web outpost for cheesesteaks is long overdue.
While we’ve seen reviews and aggregations, lists and the like before, the new Philly Steakout project from the Center City marketing and design shop Neiman Group is a new height. Since April, the team has been tracking Foursquare checkins for the 25 cheesesteak joints that were called the best by Inquirer food critic Craig Laban’s landmark 2002 Cheesesteak Project.
Supplemented by the Yelp API and check-in breakdowns split between tourists and locals, who live within 20 miles of a given steak shop, Philly Steakout ranks the legends by registered visits.
Pat’s, Geno’s and Jim’s predictably top the list, but give it a look for more.

Companies: Neiman
People: Craig Laban
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