July 16th, 1976 was opening day. Together, with the help of their three sons, John, Steve and Tony, the first Trivelli's Hoagies was established. Many years past before they saw a profit, and many of their meals consisted of whatever was on our menu. Without a large customer base, somebody had to eat the food before it went bad. Holding firm to their dream, knowing that once people got wind of the original Philly Style Hoagies, sales would increase, and they could make a decent living providing to the public a Hoagie deserving of the title, "Philadelphia Style".