A 500-foot-long po-boy?! That’s how New Orleans celebrates National Sandwich Day

It'll top last year's sandwich which measured up at 352 feet and 11 inches.

by Mary Staes
October 30, 2018

You read right: a 500-foot-sandwich.

If you thought the 300-foot shrimp po-boy was a doozy, you might want to check this one out.

Three companies that represent staple po-boy ingredients are coming together to celebrate National Sandwich Day.

Chesesi Brother will provide the meats, Leidenheimer Baking is throwing in their flaky french bread and Blue Plate mayonnaise will provide the fixings to hold it all together.

At 500 feet, it’ll top last year’s sandwich which measured up at 352 feet and 11 inches. Perspective: One Shell Square is 697 feet tall. The Sheraton Hotel is 490 feet.

A sandwich bigger than a skyscraper. (* stomach roaring with hunger *)

This year’s celebration will also include a sandwich eating contest.

Everyone is invited to come get their own sandwich to celebrate, with options including ham and roast beef in both traditional and Cajun varieties. A bottle of water will also be given away to help wash everything down.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to partner with Chisesi and Leidenheimer, two of New Orleans’ best family-owned food businesses,” said Beth Mauterer, marketing manager for Blue Plate Mayonnaise.

People can also enjoy the sounds of the Storyville Stompers Brass Band from 4-5 p.m., and cheer on the participants of a sandwich eating contest at 5 p.m.

The giveaway starts Friday, Nov. 2 in Lafayette Square at 5:30 p.m. Bring your napkins.

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S Maestri Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun 6am–9pm
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Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...