Hero Sandwich


Hero Sandwiches

The hero sandwich or simply hero consist of a long thin loaf of bread often called a hero loaf. Heroes are known by different names in different parts of the country. They are also known as submarines, grinders, po'boys, or hoagies.



The sandwich originated in several different Italian American Communities in the Notheastern United States from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Portland, Maine claims to be the birthplace of the Italian sandwich. The popularity of this Italian American sandwich has origins in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts to most parts of the United States, Canada

Other Names

Blimpie, Barb Mills, Cheesesteak, Cosmo, Filled Roll / Salad Roll, Gatsby, Italian Sandwich, Poor Boy, Rocket, Sous-Marin, Spuckie, Torpedo, Tunnel, Wedge, Zeppelin or Zep