Pork Chop Sandwich at Mount Airy Diner made famous on Andy Griffith Show :: WRAL.com

It’s the diner at Mount Airy that got famous on the Andy Griffith Show. Snappy lunch is still popular, as is the world famous pork chop sandwich!

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OKLAHOMA, NO WORD THE INVESTOR UNDERSTANDED. >>> WHAT COMES FIRST, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW OR THE PORK CHOP SANDWICH? >> TODAY WE FIND OUR TAR HEEL TRAVELER IN THE ASSEMBLY AIR. OR IS IT MAYBERRY? >> IF IT’S LUNCH, GO AHEAD AND EAT AND SNAP IT. There’s pork on the grill. >> pork. >> Reporter: pork and more pork. AND BATTER. >> MILK, SUGAR, FLOUR, EGG AND A LITTLE SALT. >> Reporter: THIS IS THE FAMOUS PORK CHOP SANDWICH AT SNAPPY LUNCH. >> It’s very south. I feel like that’s a great word. >> Reporter: WHAT DID YOU GET ON IT? >> all the way. >> Reporter: A pork chop SANDWICH. >> THEY COME FROM FAR AND FAR TO GET IT, LET ME TELL YOU. >> Reporter: YOU’RE COMING TO ASSEMBLE AIR, ANDY GRIFFITH’S HOMETOWN. ANDY THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW THAT ONCE MENTIONED SNAPPY LUNCH AT THE SHOW. >> After the show we can go downstairs to grab lunch and have some food and some coffee. WOULD LIKE TO? >> WAS IT JUST THIS EPISODE? >> A REF REASON. >> Reporter: BUT THAT WAS A BIG ONE. >> Reporter: HOW DOES IT TASTE? >> THEY COME A LONG ROUTE. They drive three and four hours. >> Reporter: FOR A PORK CHOP SANDWICH. >> I am not a very adventurous person. I had the BLT. >> Reporter: BUT IT’S THE FAMOUS PORK CLOP SAPPED WIN. >> I wonder how it got so famous. >> I don’t know. I think it’s something else. . >> Reporter: CHARLES DOWEL invented it. >> He was a card. He loved to fetch and cut. >> Reporter: HE LOVED COOKING PORK CLOP SANDWICHES ON THE GRILL BY THE WINDOW. >> THIS IS HOW IT COULD LOOK AND SEE EVERYONE. >> He said this was his world. He saw what was going on. >> SEW STARTED TO RECEIVE AND TENDERIZE THE BONELESS PORK LOIN, AND THIS IS HOW THE PORK CHOP BECAME FAMOUS >> Reporter: DIDN’T HE SAY THAT HE WANTED SOMETHING PEOPLE TO EAT WITHOUT TEETH? >> YES, HE WANTED ENOUGH IT TO BE OFFERED FOR EVERYONE TO EAT WITHOUT TEETH. >> Reporter: CHARLES OWNED SNAPPY LUNCH FROM 1960 TO HIS DEATH IN 2012. AND THE CUSTOMERS ARE STILL COMING. >> Where are you from? >> EVERYWHERE. EVERY STATE POSSIBLE. >> Reporter: where are you from? >> I come from UTAH. >> REALLY NEAT. >> You can spend a day here and have a good time. >> Reporter: A DAY IN THE MOUNT AIRY AND LUNCH AT THE SNAPPY LUNCH. >> OH, WE HAVE HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS. WE CALLED SOMETHING A BROTHAMBURGER. >> I LOVE YOUR BROTKÄSEBURGER. NOTHING LIKE YOU. >> Reporter: AND NOTHING LIKE A PORK CHOP SANDWICH. >> IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED, I RECOMMEND IT. >> Reporter: CHARLES’S HERITAGE

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