During my formative years in northern West Virginia (WVU area) a major staple snack waspepperoni rolls. There were a few brands available and you could get them at almost any convenience store/beer garden/gas station. They were delivered from local bakeries.
A pepperoni roll is pretty much what it sounds like: a small loaf of bread with pepperoni baked into the middle of it. They were created as an easy lunch for coal miners. It could be complemented with cheese or peppers or both. You could slice it down the middle and add whatever compliment you wanted.
My favorite were the yeasty lightweight, almost like white bread-like rolls with pepperoni and cheese. Some preferred the heavier, more biscuit like loaves.
I still make them today for occasional snacks with the standard bread dough from my bread maker.
Anyone else into them?