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The real story of Andy Reid eating three steaks at dinner with Jeff Lurie

Jeffrey Lurie raised some eyebrows recently when he told the tale of an early interview dinner with Andy Reid in which the rotund coach ordered not one, not two, but THREE steaks.

That's some John Candy in the Great Outdoors stuff right there, folks. 

Except Coach Reid doesn't exactly remember it that way.

Reid joined ESPN's Adam Schefter on his podcast and talked about the old steak tale.

"That's what he said? He's too funny," Reid said. "Well, I might have. It might have been for Joe, Jeffrey, and Andy. Other than that, I don't remember ordering three steaks. I'll take credit for it though."

We're going to call a timeout and throw a challenge flag on that one.

While doing an appearance with WIP's Angelo Cataldi and the Morning team Rich Furino, Regional VP of Del Friscos confirmed Reid's triple steak order.

Afterwards, CSNPhilly's Marshall Harris captured Furino retelling the story.

Harris, who learned about the story while on the 94 WIP morning show,  waded through the gristle to get to the heart of the matter. Furino who remembers the order well.

"Basically, when the server comes up and gives their speel, they describe the different cuts of meat, flavor profiles, and textures, he described them to Andy and said, 'Would you like the ribeye, the New York strip, or the filet mignon?' And Andy said, 'Yes.' Like yes to all three. That's kind of how it got started. They put all three in front of him. He put down about 90% of them."

He estimates it's about 50 ounces of steak.

Rumor has it Del Frisco's is talking about the possibility of creating an "Andy Reid Trio" of those three steaks.