National Eat a Hoagie Day

September 14, 2021

September 14 - National Eat a Hoagie Day

What Is National Eat a Hoagie Day?

What do you call a hoagie at a party with loud music? A club sandwich. The hoagie is THE sandwich of sandwiches. It’s no surprise that it has its own national day. It is also known as the grinder, sub or hero – whatever name you call it, let us celebrate it today. Typical hoagies consist of meats, cheeses, vegetables, sauces, and spices on a long roll – usually Italian bread. In our research, we couldn’t actually establish who invented the hoagie. Two Pennsylvanian families, the DiCostanzas and DePalmas both claim they created the hoagie. The DePalmas reckon they did so in 1925, but the DiCostanzas believe they already made hoagies in 1923. Another likely source of the hoagie comes from Philadelphia around 1914 or so. As the story goes, shipyard workers packed large Italian sandwiches wrapped in newspapers for workdays. They nicknamed these sarmies “hoggies.” With the Philly accent, that would sound very much like hoagies. We’ll leave the detective work up to you; we’re going to tuck into a fresh hoagie instead.

When Is National Eat a Hoagie Day?

National Eat a Hoagie Day on September 14th celebrates this popular sandwich.

History Of National Eat a Hoagie Day

We were unable to find the creator of this national day in our research, but we will be sure to keep you posted.


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