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Jim Pappas eating one of more than 1,000 cheesesteaks over the last five years.

Jim Pappas is going for a record. Photo: courtesy of Jim Pappas

Jim Pappas has eaten at 1,091 cheesesteak establishments over the past five years β€” and counting.

The intrigue: Before embarking on his great "Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure," Pappas, who lives in Wilmington, spent more than two decades working in financial services. His kids were grown, his marriage was ending, he was finally in remission from leukemia β€” why not stuff his face with Cheese Whiz?