PHILADELPHIA - Larger than life, Rim Café owner Rene Kobeitri is celebrating his birthday with a substantial over-the-top party spanning 3 city blocks along with South Philly's Italian Market. Starting from Wharton St to Washington Ave on 9th St.


The Godfather Birthday At Rim Café

Rene will not disappoint with friends and family flying in from all over, and this will be a birthday party that no one will forget. Local Philadelphia chefs, cooks, and celebrities will be making a vast world record-breaking 510-foot international cheesesteak.

Rim Café Creates The Largest Cheesesteak South Philly

Along with the 500-foot cheesesteak! There will also be a huge Cannolis station with a thousand mini Cannolis being given out free to guests and the public.

The party is open to the public on May 24th, 2021, so if you're in the area, stop on down and help Rene celebrate.

About Rene Kobeitri

RIM Cafe on the famous Italian Market, where you will find Rene Kobetiri working hard behind the espresso bar, ready to whip you up to his favorite Rene Espresso, or his Award-Winning Hot Chocolate, the Volcano.

The Founder and Owner, Rene Kobeitri, introduced around-the-clock service in his markets in Nice, France. Very soon, he expanded and opened shops in Cagnes-sur-Mer and then in Cannes.

By the late 1980s, Rene was the premier caterer to the finest Cote d'Azur hotel establishments such as Beach Plaza (today's Marriot Hotel) in Monaco, Meridian Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Negresco, in Nice, and Gray d'Albion in Cannes. Around this time, he opened his first restaurant, La Ferme, which served Mediterranean cuisine and featured live entertainment.

History of Rim's Cafe

  • In 1989, by lucky coincidence, Rene bought a well-established printing company. This, in time, inspired him to open Mac Mania, where he sold Apple computers. By 1992, he opened the Cesar Center, further expanding his printing business to include banners and signs.
  • In 1995, Rene created a MAC mobile technology center, "CA COLLE," in response to the growing technology needs of his community.
  • In 1999, Rene opened Cyber Mac Mania — the first Apple cybercafe in Nice, featuring colorful new iMacs and backed by Rene's self-taught knowledge of Apple technology.
  • In 2002, Rene opened a small eatery in Nice featuring French fast food.
  • In 2006, Rene once again expanded Groupe Rim and ventured to the United States. Settling in South Philadelphia's famous Italian Market, he opened the RIM Cafe

Rim Cafe - Italian Market Philadelphia - Rim Cafe, a chocolate shop with the essence of the French Riviera, but with Italian cafe tradition. Owner Rene Kobeitri is a character. You can tell that he really, truly, absolutely loves his job. As soon as you walk in, he's standing behind the counter, right by his big chocolate wheel, ready to make you whatever chocolaty drink you choose.

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