Wow, a mile long hoagie, that’s a LOT of hoagie but a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of hoagie day. Because this is happening in Philadelphia, where the food was born. it’s called a hoagie, not a sub, grinder, po’ boy or submarine sandwich.
Gotta get pics of “Hoagieman in his Hoagie-mobile.”
Below is the official press release.
Wawa Hoagie Day is Back. . . and Better than Ever
Wawa Welcome America! features the return of â€˜Hoagie Day,â€™ a Rocky Screening and Mayor Michael Nutter proclaiming June 30 officially as â€˜Hoagie Heritage Day.â€™
Wawa, PA. (June 30, 2010) â€“ Wawa today proudly announced that after a 10- year hiatus, Wawa is bringing â€˜Hoagie Dayâ€™ back to the Welcome America! Celebration to mark its title sponsorship of the festival.
On Wednesday June 30 at 7 p.m., Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is joining Philadelphia police officers and firefighters, Wawa associates and hoagie-lovers across the city for the most jam-packed and exciting Hoagie Day to date.
Welcome America! is Philadelphiaâ€™s July 4th celebration showcasing Americaâ€™s birthplace over 11 days. Fittingly, this yearâ€™s Hoagie Day will be held near the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum to celebrate two of Philadelphiaâ€™s most
iconic symbols: the hoagie and Rocky.
Wawaâ€™s 2010 Hoagie Day Celebration will feature a variety of Philadelphia and hoagie-centric activities including the building and serving of a 1 Â¼ mile long hoagie, the search for the next Rocky look-alike as part of the Philly @ the Movies Rocky Contest, and a screening of the classic film, Rocky, at the conclusion of the Hoagie Day festivities.