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The Sandwich With No Name – Sloppy Joes Need a Rebranding

I grew up way down south, in Nebraska, and we would often eat these sandwiches made with ground beef and seasoned tomato-ish sauce. We would call these sandwiches Sloppy Joes, because that’s what their called!

Then, I came to Sioux Falls. As a magnet community, The SF draws lots of people from different areas. Since I’ve been here I have heard this simple, humble sandwich called so many different names. I took to Facebook and asked you guys what you call it and again I heard several names besides Sloppy Joe: tavern, BBQ, maderites and loose meat sandwiches.

 

Now, I have been burned by all those names. At a birthday party I was confused by maderites, another time I was looking forward to ribs and got something very different. I just smiled and nodded when I was told there were taverns in  the break room, and expected corned beef to be the loose meat in my sandwich.

So, I think it is time for a rebranding of the Sloppy Joe. It needs a new name, so we all know what we are talking about. I was thinking of calling it the Beef and Tomato Sauce Sandwich but that seemed kinda on the nose. It needs to be a little flashier….how about the Hamburger Crumble? Or, maybe, the “Wet Burger” ew, no. Something a little cutesier, like…The Dipsy Doodle.

I don’t know, I think we need to focus group some of these names.Until then, whenever we talk about this food item we follow up our traditional names with the phrase “…you know like a Sloppy Joe.”

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