The best part about being famous has to be having a sandwich named after you. Sure, there’s the money and the adulation, but what you really want are the sandwiches. The real sign of a person “making it” and starring as a bonafide celeb — whether it's as a star in movies, sports, or entertainment — is when a restaurant reaches down from on high and knights him or her with its very own invention of meat and bread (or for our vegan friends, bread and sprouts). It doesn’t get much better than having an eponymous sandwich. Grab the napkins, and check out this celeb-inspired menu of sandwiches (and yes, we're including burgers and hot dogs!).
We’ve torn apart menus from across the U.S. and found mouth-watering descriptions for you to fantasize about. Which celebrity concoction sounds the best? Vote up the tastiest meal here.
The Jake Peralta
Epic Deli in McHenry, Illinois, serves up the Jake Peralta, named after NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine NYPD detective portrayed by funnyman Adam Samberg. The panini is piled high with roast beef, nacho cheese, sauteed green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and topped with gooey provolone cheese.Delicious?
The Fat Jerry
Trendy SoCal-based Fat Sal's, co-founded by actor Jerry Ferrara, capitalizes on a sandwich named after the Entourage and Power star. The Fat Jerry is loaded with cheese steak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, bacon, fried eggs, and fries on a hero bun.Delicious?
The Dee SniderVideo: YouTube
The Alhambra, California-based Grill 'Em All first gained prominence as the 2010 winner of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race. Bowing down to Twisted Sister's lead singer, the Dee Snider offers an unusually creative combo with a half-pound beef patty smothered with peanut butter, strawberry jam, bacon, and Sriracha.Delicious?
The Bruce Lee
Santa Cruz, California's locally owned, simply named Burger restaurant dishes up the Bruce Lee in a nod to the late martial artist legend. Start off with a turkey patty, then top with jalapeños, pineapple, pepper jack, and lay on a spicy dollop of jalapeño aioli. For an added punch, wash it all down with a strawberry shake made with Double Rainbow ice cream.Delicious?