Meet The Owner – Erwin’s Philly Cheese Steak

August 5, 2023

Everett Economy

After a break during July, we’re back to our weekly Saturday “Meet the Owner” series.
Editor’s note: is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett, Washington forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: Leland Dart – Publisher

Erwin's Philly Cheese Steak

Erwin Sanchez in the door of Erwin’s Philly Cheese Steak at 41st and Hoyt.

Erwin Sanchez

In June, Erwin celebrated the 5th anniversary of his shop.

For years Erwin Sanchez worked in restaurants and hotels. Originally from Guatemala, he’s always liked cooking. When he moved to Everett a few years ago he had a roommate who worked in a Philly Cheese Steak restaurant south of Everett who introduced him the iconic sandwich.

“I ate the sandwich and said to myself this is it, I want to make these,” Erwin told us.

He went to work at a place that specialized in Cheese Steaks while he looked for a place to call his own. He found a spot at 41st and Hoyt, opening Erwin’s Philly Cheese Steak five years ago.

Now Erwin was able to put his own spin on the iconic sandwich. His favorite creation is the Bahama Cheese Steak.

All of his Phillys start with a soft Italian roll. The Bahama is loaded with beef rib steak, smoked German sausage, bacon, pepperoni, white American cheese and cheddar cheese sauce.

Other favorites include the Cheese Steak Deluxe with onion, mushrooms, green pepper, lettuce, tomato and white American cheese or the Pastrami Deluxe with beef pastrami, white American cheese and cheddar cheese sauce.

“Currently I’m getting ready to introduce a Breakfast Philly Cheese Steak,” Erwin said with a smile. “A Philly with eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese…it should be on the menu soon”.

Erwin works with two employees and they are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. They’re located at 4030 Hoyt at the corner of 41st and Hoyt at the east end of a building that also houses a convenience store and dry cleaner.

They offer dine in or take out and you can learn more here on their Facebook page. If you’d like to call in an order their phone number is (425) 252-4444.

Come support another locally owned small business. Your taste buds will thank you.

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