It’s speculated that subs became known as hoagies in PHILADELPHIA because their Navy yard was located on “Hog Island” and workers were known as “hoggies” which was the original spelling of hoagies. This eventually turned to “Hoagies” due to Philadelphia accents. But, Hog Island Navy yard actually shut down in the ’20s and the term “hoagies” didn’t start making its round in print until the ’40s so it’s much more likely to go back to Al De Palma, a jazz musician turned sandwich shop owner, during the Depression. He used the term “hog” to describe a person eating such a large sandwich during the Depression. He then opened chains all across the city.
Biaggio’s Hoagies brings you a piece of this history right at your neighborhood restaurant with our mouth watering and satisfying menu items. Please visit us at our restaurant located at 1021 E Cumberland St Lebanon, PA during lunch hours. Fresh, filling & friendly…that’s the way we roll!