MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis is known for its food –especially its barbecue– but what about its sandwiches?
What started as a simple post of a Memphis man’s sandwich on Facebook has now grown into a group of more than 8,000 members, and it’s growing daily.
“Just eating some good food, eating some sandwiches, I took a picture of the sandwich, there was no idea,” said Ryan Hopgood, creator and founder of Memphis Sandwich Clique. “Hoggies, grinders, po boys, just all different types.”
In just a little more than a month, thousands of members sandwiched their way into this group.
“The main thing is to be as creative as possible, but to keep everything local, I want only local produce, I local food, local sandwiches,” Hopgood explained.
The Facebook group now has 20 moderators, and since its launch, some of its members are now doing meet ups at local sandwich shops, like Mardi Gras restaurant across the street from Crosstown Concourse.
“We do shrimp po-boy, cajun sausage po-boy, oyster po-boy or our famous catfish po-boy, or you can get it blackened if you don’t like it fried,” said Keun Anderson, Master Chef, Mardis Gras.
The goal is to promote Memphis businesses and to join all different types of people through the love of sandwiches.
“A month ago, I was just a bartender at a bar, and now I’m some sandwich guy with a mustache,” Hopgood explained.
To join the clique, click here.