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Pat's Creates New Year's Resolution-Friendly Veggie "Steak" For Healthy Cause

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --  Pat's Steaks was offering up a steak of a different sort today.

They were making veggie "steaks" - so to speak, and it was all for a good cause.

It's something new that Pat's is doing.

Every couple of weeks they'll invite a chef here to create their own version of steak.

To start it off and to start the New Year off right, they figured why not a healthy alternative to the cheesesteak?

With New Year's resolutions still fresh on our minds, Pat's steaks is putting a 2016 spin on the age-old Philadelphia favorite.

Inside the sandwich is sautéed broccoli rabe, avocado, red onion, cilantro, mango, lime juice and Muenster cheese.

Those who want one are only asked to donate what they'd like.

Proceeds for the veggie sandwich go toward ovarian cancer research.

"My sister passed away from ovarian cancer. Her name was Clara Beth Grossman, 9 years ago and this was a cause very dear to her heart," health coach Sally Eisenberg tells Eyewitness News.

Sandwich lovers say it's a good cause, but it's also just a good sandwich.

"Very tropical yet spicy and herbaceous," Dara Blomain, of Center City, describes.

And there's one added bonus- no resolutions broken.

"You at least got have a few more weeks before you break those New Year's resolutions, so here we're going with the veggie and it's a good cause so it's all good," Marty Ward, of Richboro, says.

The sandwiches were served for only two hours, from 3-5 p.m.

And in that short amount of time, they raised about $1,000 for ovarian cancer research.

Pat's is also donating $2,500 for the cause.

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