Grandwich 2016 is here!  Join us in picking the best Grandwich in the City!

Thanks to the restaurants that have shown up this year to compete. It's sure to be a tough competition!  


We are pleased to announce the 2016 participants (in random order):

Sanchez Bistro

Brick & Porter


Grand Woods Lounge

The Pita House (Eastown)

Horseshoe Smokehouse


J.Gardella's Tavern

Stellas Lounge

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

HopCat Grand Rapids

Tavern on the Square

CitySēn Lounge

El Granjero Mexican Grill

Social Kitchen & Bar

Bagger Dave's-Downtown 

The Red Olive

The Mitten Brewing Company

Peppino's Pizzeria & Sports Grille

Black Heron Kitchen & Bar

The Bull's Head Tavern

Slows Bar BQ

Louise Earl Butcher

Skywalk Family Deli and Catering @ JW Marriott

Founders Brewing Company

Dad's Classic Grill- Woodland Mall

Furniture City Creamery

GP Sports @ Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Fat Johnny's Cheesesteak Co.

Elk Brewing

Rockwell Republic

O'Toole's Public House

Fish Lads

Waldron Public House

Cherry Deli & Catering

Electric Hero Grand Rapids

Blue Dog Tavern

The competition officially begins Tuesday, July 5th.  Public voting runs through July 22nd and the top 10 will be announced the week of the 25th.  The judges tour and winner will be announced on July 28th.  

Announcing our TOP 10!  Congratulations to everyone that participated and here are the 10 that made it to the final round (see the green circles on the sandwich page for more details) (listed in alphabetical order): 

Black Heron Kitchen & Bar   “Black Heron Grandwich”

Dad’s Classic Grill-Woodland Mall   “DC Over Easy”

GP Sports @Amway Grand Hotel   “GP All Day “ETR” (Every Taste Receptor) Club

Grand Rapids Brewing Company   “The Hot-Line Beef”

Founders Brewing Company   “The Glutton”

San Chez   “The Handsome Mallard”

Skywalk Family Deli and Catering   “Skywalk’s Michigan Magic Sandwich”

Slows Bar BQ   “The Situation”

Stella’s Lounge   “The Kinsey Lane”

The Bulls Head Tavern   “The Shepard’s Pie Burger” 





Putting the "grand" in grandwich

In 2011, Nicole Infante first presented the idea for Grandwich at a 5x5 Night competition. Since then, this sandwich competition has grown with support from local organizations who wanted to help make Nicole's concept a reality. Over 50 different businesses have competed in the competition's six years of existence, many returning year after year to take their shot at the "Grandwich Winner" title. 


Fellow sandwich lovers

Thank you to our lead sponsor Valley City Linen!