The Philly's Best story began in the early 1980’s when native Philadelphian, Bob Levey, was stationed in San Diego, California while serving in the Navy. Bob longed for some of his hometown favorites, especially a real Philly cheesesteak. Being 3,000 miles away from home is one thing, but not being able to get an authentic Philly cheesesteak is another thing completely! After his honorable discharge, Bob went back to Philadelphia and "left no roll unturned" in his quest to bring the authentic taste of his beloved cheesesteak to Southern California. In 1992, Bob and his wife, Andrea, also a native Philadelphian, opened their first Philly's Best Cheesesteak & Hoagie shop in Fountain Valley.