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.