Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 month ago

Why are po' boy sandwiches so expensive?

Doesn't po' mean poor? Why aren't they priced for po' people??

3 Answers

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Where did the term po boy sandwich come from?

    In 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, the Martin brothers served their former colleagues free sandwiches. The Martins' restaurant workers jokingly referred to the strikers as "poor boys", and soon the sandwiches themselves took on the name.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Po Boy is not For Poor People. It is just a name. And the reason for the price is the cost of the ingredients. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Look at cost of ingredients.

    Source(s): I used to work in a deli.
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