Originally opened by Greek immigrant Pete Savas in 1947, this Salt Lake City Restaurant will undoubtedly be around in 2047 because of its fair and friendly service, and the incredible bang-for-the-buck sandwiches it’s famous for. Sandwiches are made-to-order and come in full or half sizes. Don’t kid yourself: the “half size” sandwiches are about the size of a thigh. The Big John features seven deli meats—salami, ham, corned beef, pastrami, bologna, turkey and roast beef—piled 3 to 4 inches high, then topped with both Swiss and American cheeses, plus mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickle and pepperoncinis on a thick, airy Ambassador roll, or on rye, French, sourdough or wheat bread. You don’t so much eat the Big John as do battle with it ... and lose.
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