National Hoagie Day is celebrated on May 5. The hoagie sandwich is usually made on a long Italian roll or French bread, filled with a variety of meats, cheese, vegetables, seasonings and sauces. Historically, Italians working at Philadelphia’s Hog Island in 1953, introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. This instant hit of a sandwich became known as the “Hog Island” sandwich which later was shortened to the “hoagie.”
Why We Love National Hoagie Day
A. The Taste
Looking to have your mind blown? The possibilities are endless as you create your own combination of meats, cheese, vegetables, seasonings and sauces and have your hoagie sandwich either hot or cold. Yes, please.
B. It’s a Great Meal on-the-go
While some people love sitting down and taking their time to enjoy a great hoagie, some just simply have a fast-paced lifestyle. For those people always on the go, a hoagie is always a great idea.
C. It’s a Personal Preference
Some people prefer hot subs, some people must go with the cold cuts. Whatever you prefer, the hoagie is built for preference, adding to it’s versatility as the perfect meal.
How to Celebrate National Hoagie Day
1. Create Your Own Hoagie
Pick one of the many hoagie recipes online, go to your local deli or grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Anytime is a good time for hoagie time.
2. Head over to your local Subway
Search for a Subway near you. You’ll be amazed at the various locations you’ll find nearby. Walk-in and enjoy a plethora of hoagie options at your fingertips.
3. Give the gift of Hoagie.
Yes, we said it. Give a hoagie to a loved-one, friend, or a complete stranger. Help make the world a better place, one hoagie at a time.
National Hoagie Day - Key Moments
A Hero Is Born
The hoagie is invented at Philadelphia's Hog Island
What's In A Name
Philadelphia restaurants officially adopt the term "hoagie"
According to one of the top Philadelphia PR Firms, the hoagie is declared the official sandwich of Philadelphia