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National Eat a Hoagie Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

National Eat A Hoagie Day is celebrated annually on September 14, and we have the finest tips to help you celebrate. A hoagie is a sub sandwich or a long pastry filled with meat, cheese, and vegetables. These hefty sandwiches will always be a fan favourite, regardless of their name.

The background of National Eat a Hoagie Day

National Eat A Hoagie Day’s origins remain a mystery, but the origins of hoagies extend back to World War I. However, there are controversies surrounding its origin. According to a 1953 article in the Philadelphia Bulletin, the credit belongs to Al DePalma’s Italian luncheon in Philadelphia. During World War I, the sandwiches prepared by the luncheon were popular among Italian immigrants who worked at the Hog Island Shipyard in Delaware, where the term “hoggies” originated. In fact, Al DePalma allegedly became known as the “King of the Hoggies.”

However, another school of thought contends that hoagies originated in another Chester restaurant named Emil’s. According to another account, these sandwiches were donated to the less privileged by deli owners in south Philadelphia. According to legend, the term “hoagie” was derived from the phrase “on the hoke,” which means “to scrounge” and is associated with the indigent. It is also alleged that the name “hoggie” is a play on the word “hog” because the sandwiches were so large that those eating them resembled pigs! Not our ideas, but theirs.

Whatever its true origins, we would like to express our gratitude to whoever came up with it first!

Hoagies are also called hero, torpedo, garibaldi, bomber, rocket, torta, poor boy, po’boy, grinder, Cuban sandwich,’musalatta,’ and Italian sandwich.

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Activities associated with National Eat a Hoagie Day

Create your own sub

Make your own sub from beginning. And while you’re at it, add in a previously untried ingredient.

Visit a sub sandwich eatery.

If you’re too busy to prepare your own, take your lunch break at a sandwich shop.

Share the news

Share a photograph of your culinary masterpiece on social media. Utilise a hashtag such as #NationalEatAHoagieDay to let others know about your celebration.

5 Interesting Facts About Sandwiches

Each year, Americans consume more than 300 million sandwiches.

The world’s largest sandwich, created by Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill, weighs over 5,400 pounds.

The longest submarine sandwich, according to the Guinness World Records, was created in Beirut, Lebanon, and is 735 metres long!

A sandwich was sold for $28,000 in 2004!

John Montagu (1718–92), the fourth Earl of Sandwich, popularised the practise of consuming beef between two slices of toast.


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