History[ edit ] Owner Joey Vento started a small grill venue cgat 9th and Passyunk in and over time his business gained praise from locals.
Joey had a son in and named him Geno, who from 17 on, worked in his father's business. He improvised the name from a broken door on which someone had painted 'GINO' and modified the spelling to prevent confusion with a regional fast food chain called Gino's.
Vento later named his own son Geno, who now is in charge of the family business. On August 23,year-old owner and founder Joey Vento died of a heart attack. Customers puiladelphia their orders via drive-thrutake-away or pick-up service. However, patio dine-in is available, under social distancing.
Description[ edit ] "Whiz wit" from Geno's Geno's menu is very similar to that of Pat's. Geno's does not chop the meat, while Pat's does. English controversy[ edit ] The philqdelphia the front window that provoked controversy A on Geno's window gained press notoriety induring the immigration controversy.
The commission says the could make non-English speakers feel unwelcome or discriminated against. Vento enlisted the aid of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a public-interest legal organization.
He also vowed to keep his displayed no matter how much pressure he receives. He explained to Cavuto that his parents had to learn English when they came to the U. He said that if his customers order in any other language, he will give them Cheez Whiz on bread.
Vento posed some rhetorical ;hiladelphia "If one goes into a Puerto Rican neighborhood, how many s would be seen in English? It posts physical pictures of celebrities which customers can see when ordering, as well as online pictures on their website.