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but why the cellophane didn't burn was a mystery. Imagine if they had these things today-the cellophane probably outgassed a ton of chemicals into the sandwich-probably not too good for you!
The opposite I think. I used to store photographs in Oven Bags, because that was the standard way. The point about oven bags was that they were very stable (even at oven temperatures) and would not stick to or degrade or react with your photographs.
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When I was a young kid, my uncle owned a bar-he had a line of pre-made sandwiches that were supplied by a company named "Stewart". These sandwiches were made to be heated up, in a special electric oven-I think it was like a toaster oven. The weird thing was, these sandwiches were packed in cellophane wrappers-i never figured out how the wrappers didn't burn.
My uncle recalls that they were not gourmet fare, but people seemed to like them.
I googled and came up with nothing-I'm sure the company is long gone. anyway, they had hamburgers-so somebody had thought of fast food, a long time ago.
I remember them- and yes they would sometime burn if left in the oven too long.
There was a Variety.. Torpedo, Chuckwagon, Hot Dog, Hot Dog & Cheese, Cheeseburger etc. Had them in Elementary school back in Maryland 62-67.
They were actually, pretty good !!
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Me too. It reminds me, on a fairly regular basis, that I'm still alive.
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Stewart infra red


I did not know that it was a sandwich shop but I own a golf putter in the shape of a hot dog that is marked "Stewart infra red".
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Growing up in Madison WI and then Middleton WI my family owned a franchise of Stewart Sandwiches. In fact I still have one of the Infra-Red ovens in my basement. One of our biggest accounts was the Tommy Bartlett Water Show in Wisconsin Dells WI, some of the bigger sellers were Hot dogs and Chuckwagons. I grew up eating Stewart Sandwiches. The good ole days!!!
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Me too. It reminds me, on a fairly regular basis, that I'm still alive.
You're still alive.

As alive as the memory of delicious Stewart Sandwiches!
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Are they still in business!


Hey Folks, I found your thread and had to jump in. I have read all I can read on Stewart Sandwiches out there. I unsed to enjoy them with my Dad at the Firehouse and at the local tavern in Elmont New York. I own a winery in Fishers, Indiana and thought it would be great to bring them into the winery to enjoy as we do not have a kitchen license.

Unfortunately, I guess they are no longer in business. I cannot find any ovens or businesses that are still around except Royal Deli Foods. It says they carry Stewart Sandwiches but I dont know if they are the originals.

So, if anyone knows where I can purchase the oven and the sandwiches, please let me know.

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Hey Folks, I found your thread and had to jump in. I have read all I can read on Stewart Sandwiches out there. I unsed to enjoy them with my Dad at the Firehouse and at the local tavern in Elmont New York. I own a winery in Fishers, Indiana and thought it would be great to bring them into the winery to enjoy as we do not have a kitchen license.

Unfortunately, I guess they are no longer in business. I cannot find any ovens or businesses that are still around except Royal Deli Foods. It says they carry Stewart Sandwiches but I dont know if they are the originals.

So, if anyone knows where I can purchase the oven and the sandwiches, please let me know.

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Royal Deli Foods' website says that they have a wholesale sales program for Stewart Sandwiches and has a number you can call. It looks like they're about 200 miles from you.
http://www.royaldelifoods.com/stewart-sandwiches.html
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OUR DELIVERIES:
Our Salesmen are always courteous, and friendly. They keep a continuous inventory of your sales to insure a proper variety for your customers, and maximum sales for you.

They will be there weekly, and will always stock and rotate your product to insure freshness. If a sandwich doesn't sell by the expiration date, your driver will credit you, or replace it for you. So you really can't lose with Stewart Sandwiches, and our guaranteed sales program.
That page has a price list that mentions Chuckwagons, Torpedoes, etc. You could check them out and see if they're close to the originals or not. Someone in this thread said that they have an oven stored in their basement. Maybe they'd sell it.

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Yes, they were great. My favorite was the TORPEDO !
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They were so good


My father owned a gas/grocery station in Union, Kentucky from about 1962-1966. Not long after we opened he started carrying the Stewart Infrared Sandwiches. They sold well enought that they gave us two ovens. I remember the Hamburger was 25 cents nd the cheesburger was 30 cents. Those were my favorites. They were really quite good, as good as most fast food burgers. The delivery man would come by weekly. I remember the first guy we had left our store after his delivery and crashed his truck less than a half mile from our store. He had an oven in the front seat with him and it really caused him to suffer a severe injury. He had permanent brain damage and never returned.
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1. I love this thread.

2. How the f#k is the name "Dangerous" still available.

3. Hi, Dangerous.
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2. How the f#k is the name "Dangerous" still available.

3. Hi, Dangerous.
Seriously. I had to double check to see that it was spelled correctly and wasn't using a 0 for an o or something. I hope the poster isn't a one-post wonder wasting a good name.
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Seriously. I had to double check to see that it was spelled correctly and wasn't using a 0 for an o or something. I hope the poster isn't a one-post wonder wasting a good name.
I'm still wondering why Spud1 hasn't been used yet.
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I think it's cool the way people are googling "Stewart Sandwiches" and finding this board.

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When I google it, this thread is the first result; followed by a thread on roadfood.com, a Stewart Sandwiches FB page, then the Royal Deli Foods page mentioned earlier in this thread.
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Stewart Sandwiches


I recently had a hankering for a "Chuckwagon". Growing up in Floral Park,NY back in the late 60's and early 70's it was the staple of 3am bar food. I remember the strong onion taste and smell, and the pat of butter or whatever that was, that made it moist and juicy. 1 was not enough, I would usually eat 2-3 in a row.
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Yeah, this is probably the most unique thread on the Dope. And it makes me wish I had the chance to try some of these sandwiches.
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2017 and the thoughts of Stewart Sandwiches still propel people to this thread and is the most read section of my food blog with a link to this thread and other locales mentioning our long-lost but still beloved vittles.
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Yeah, this is probably the most unique thread on the Dope. And it makes me wish I had the chance to try some of these sandwiches.
If made properly, and if the sandwich was fresh, they came out very nice, slightly crispy and brown. The bread was the thing- microwaved bread is problematic.
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Private school memories...


I was walking down the hall at work and could swear someone had a Stewart Sandwiches cheese pizza. Amazing that the smell was SOOOOO familiar after 30 years. I used to volunteer in the kitchen at my private school in Maryland starting in 7th grade heating up the sandwiches because we got a free one out of the deal!
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Anybody want to guess how we could approximate these sandwiches today? I'm a fan of cheap, quick bar food and am just a little too young to remember these in their heyday. I sure would love to try one.

Looks like Deli Express still sells Chuckwagon sandwiches, etc. Or maybe another brand of gas station sandwich like Landshire may work better. Put them in an oven bag and a convection toaster oven for a few minutes maybe? Or do you think the recipes have just changed too much?
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Here are a few pics from a google image search:

A menu. Best Taste You Ever Toasted! I'll bet that 75 cents was considered highway robbery at one point.

Here's another menu. And what looks like a set of perforated menu line items used for creating the previous menu. I love that you could choose "Beef Patty & Cheese" or "Beef Patty & Ch. Food". Is this two separate sandwiches? Or one has real cheese while the other has some processed cheese product instead? Or maybe one is just for more honest sellers? "It's not really cheese, but it's ch. food!"

Never heard of a Hobo sandwich. Probably another name for a po'boy. Sounds tasty, unless it's just thinly sliced tongue of boot.

And here's where the magic happened. In-Fra Flavor.
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I clearly haven't been playing enough Mafia, because something compelled me to go through the thread and tally up the number of times it's been bumped. Spoilered for length:

SPOILER:
Began: 8-18-2008

1: 2/9/11
2: 2/19/11
3: 4/18/11
4: 5/6/11
5: 6/14/11
6: 7/11/11
7: 7/15/11
8: 7/27/11*
9: 8/8/11
10: 8/23/11
11: 8/27/11
12: 9/29/11
13: 10/07/11
14: 10/12/11
15: 10/21/11
16: 11/03/11
17: 11/07/11**
18: 11/11/11
19: 11/27/11
20: 4/28/12
21: 8/04/12
22: 12/12/12
23: 1/2/13*
24: 1/26/13**
25: 5/6/13
26: 6/5/13
27: 7/1/13
28: 7/21/13
29: 8/21/13
30: 12/15/13
31: 3/18/14
32: 7/22/14
33: 2/9/15
34: 5/7/15
35: 6/7/15
36: 11/1/15
37: 11/5/15
38: 2/23/16
39: 5/10/16
40: 7/10/16
41: 9/10/16
42: 1/12/17*
43: 9/19/17


Except where indicated, every single bump is from a brand-new poster or, at least, somebody who registered in the same month that they made the post.

*Bump by an established poster.
**Multiple posts in the same day by new accounts.

I wanted to dig a little deeper, such as to see if any of the posters ever stuck around and for how long, but the limitations on searching make that implausible.

43 bumps. Wonderful.
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Is this the thread where another poster killed my uncle in a cranberry bog?
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Is this the thread where another poster killed my uncle in a cranberry bog?
Yes. Yes it is.

Who knew a Stewart's hot dog could have such a high terminal velocity?
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Here are a few pics from a google image search:

A menu. Best Taste You Ever Toasted! I'll bet that 75 cents was considered highway robbery at one point.

Here's another menu. And what looks like a set of perforated menu line items used for creating the previous menu. I love that you could choose "Beef Patty & Cheese" or "Beef Patty & Ch. Food". Is this two separate sandwiches? Or one has real cheese while the other has some processed cheese product instead? Or maybe one is just for more honest sellers? "It's not really cheese, but it's ch. food!"

Never heard of a Hobo sandwich. Probably another name for a po'boy. Sounds tasty, unless it's just thinly sliced tongue of boot.

And here's where the magic happened. In-Fra Flavor.
Ha! I'm guessing "spiced ham" was SPAM, a "Longhorn" had some kind of steak, a "Roma" had Italian salami, a "Canadian sandwich" was one with a lot of back bacon, and a "Canadian burger" was a hamburger topped with back bacon. But was the hell was an "Astronaut"?
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I never heard of them but a search on eBay shows they issued baseball cards also. They just keep getting better!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-Stewar...-/232170003488

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That was not a relevant bump, and should be discounted.
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Gas station sandwiches are still easily found. The Exxon near me has them and a microwave.

The burgers aren't bad. I think they have ham cheese too. Nachos.

I don't see a variety of deli sandwiches like Stewarts offered.

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Hello hungry herd,

The Stewart Sandwiches post at my food blog remains the most clicked-on entry and is accessed from here and other sites along with search engine returns folks follow.

I continue occasional efforts at recreating the wonders of the Longhorn sandwich I relished so very long ago. My efforts so far have been edible but lack the savoriness of my memories of those oh-so wonderfully yummy delectable delights from my youth.

The meat was not the unique aspect. What provided the savoriness was the thick gravy lodged between patty and bun.

The quest continues but I fear as end-of-life draws increasingly closer I may be destined to never relishing again one of the finest meals I have ever gulped down then leisurely savored as I took my time eating the second one.

Oh to eat another Longhorn before I enter eternity. Sniff.
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That's not a one and done!. Obbop has posted 3 times, in 2011, 2017, and now. All in this thread.

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A recent thread on most revived threads had someone count 44(I think) revivals for this one.
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What is the record for zombie resurrections?
Johhny Bravo counted 44.
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That's not a one and done!. Obbop has posted 3 times, in 2011, 2017, and now. All in this thread.
There are 15 (!) on the first page alone.
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What a wonderful thread. I was talking to a friend on FB about an old song and it took me back to the summer of 1977 when I was stationed at NAS Millington in Tennessee for electronics training before Iíd be permanently stationed at MCAS-H New River in North Carolina.

I was only 17 years old and had grown up fairly poor. We never ate out. Just couldnít afford to. So now Iím a big grownup and the Marine Corps was paying me not very much. But more than I had ever made. On Friday nights Iíd borrow someoneís ID card because the drinking age was 18 in Tennessee at the time. Everyone pretty much looked the same with those haircuts and the poor quality black and white photos on your military ID.

A group of us would get cleaned up and into our best blue jeans and tee shirts and roll into Millington to try and have a good time. There were quite a few of what I would now describe as dive bars. We didnít care. They had ice cold draft beer and it was truly miserable hot in Memphis. I was trying to relay this story to my friend and wanted to tell him about the sandwiches the bar served and somehow the name Stewart Sandwiches popped up from my oh so unreliable memory banks. So I googled it to see if it was a legit memory and sure enough Iíd somehow pulled the correct name out of the fog.

From this thread it looks like Iím not the only one that remembered those fondly. Maybe it was the beer. Maybe it was I was independent for the first time. But those sandwiches were delicious in my opinion.
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I have never heard of these sandwiches, but I rarely eat sandwiches at places like gas stations. But I googled to see what the oven looked like, and it looks a lot like the toaster you see in Deli's. Zucky's in Santa Monica (long gone) used to toast their bagels in a very similar looking machine.
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This thread makes me glad to be a Doper, although regretful that I never had a Stewart sandwich.

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...So now Iím a big grownup and the Marine Corps was paying me not very much. But more than I had ever made....
Semper Fi, and thank you both for your service and for bumping this thread!
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*pout*

Well, now I wanna try one!

Is the wrapper impossible to use in modern times, given better knowledge about Scary Plastic Chemicals, or can this sucker be resurrected? Seems like a decent moneymaker.

If so, can I get, oh, let's say 5% for the idea?
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