May 5 is National Hoagie Day. But you can celebrate whether you call it a hoagie, a sub, a grinder, or a hero.
Clearly this video for Wawa’s 2009 HoagieFest is inspired by the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. And the jingle sounds suspiciously like “Nowhere Man.”
Wawa HoagieFest ad (2009)
So if they were going to go with that concept, why didn’t they call the celebration SubmarineFest or SubFest? Well, hoagie seems to be the preferred term in Pennsylvania, where Wawa was founded and is based. This article offers several theories as to the origin of the name “hoagie” in Philadelphia.
- All You Need Is a Hoagie
- Can’t Buy Me Hoagies
- A Day in the Life (of a Hoagie)
- Help! (I Need a Hoagie!)
- I Saw Her Standing There Eating a Hoagie
- I Want to Hold Your Hand, So Put Down That Hoagie
You get the idea. See how many you can come up with!
- National Hoagie Day (holidayinsights.com)