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This Was Not Unexpected: The Cheesesteak Pretzel

Continuing the grand tradition of stuffing meat into bread, the geniuses at the Philly Pretzel Factory chain have stuffed a cheesesteak into a pretzel, calling it the Cheesesteak Pretzel. Surely they were thinking about it as a mathematical equation? Something like: famous Philadelphia food x favorite Philadelphia food = favoritest food ever.

It's sort of a meat-based Bagel-ful — face it, there really are not a lot of one-handed meat-based foods out there — but what is up, Philadelphia? Was the cheesesteak eggroll not enough? You had to come up with a healthier, baked version?

· Cheesesteak Pretzel makes official debut today [Philly Inquirer]