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Annual ‘Grandwich’ competition has begun

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Start gathering a game plan, sandwich lovers! The 2016 Grandwich competition has begun.

Since 2011, over 50 different businesses in Grand Rapids  have competed every year to have the best and most unique sandwich, and the 2016 competition looks tough.

The businesses that are competing are:
-Sanchez Bistro
-Brick & Porter
-Grand Woods Lounge
-The Pita House (Eastown)
-Horseshoe Smokehouse
-J.Gardella's Tavern
-Stella's Lounge
-Grand Rapids Brewing Company
-HopCat Grand Rapids
-Tavern on the Square
-CitySen Lounge
-El Granjero Mexican Grill
-Social Kitchen & Bar
-Bagger Dave's- Downtown
-The Red Olive
-The Mitten Brewing Company
-Peppino's Pizzeria & Sports Girlle
-Black Heron Kitchen & Bar
-The Bull's Head Tavern
-Slows Bar BBQ
-Louise Earl Butcher
-Skywalk Family Deli and Catering
-six.one.six @ 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 began Tuesday and public voting runs through July 22. The top 10 will be announced on the week of July 25 with the winner being announced July 28.

Last year, Bull's Head Tavern took the prize with their Pulled Bacon Dutch Crunch. For more information and a list of the sandwiches from each restaurant, you can visit the official Grandwich website.

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