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Elvis Presley and the Sandwich

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Elvis eats the sandwich

Elvis Presley never forgot the sandwich. It came from a restaurant in Glendale called the Colorado Mine Company, and they called the sandwich the Fool’s Gold Loaf: a whole loaf of bread, hollowed out and filled with a jar of peanut butter, a jar of blueberry jam and a pound of bacon.

Months after his first taste, the King of Rock and Roll had a hankering for that heaping hunk of calories. The story goes one night in February 1976, at home in Memphis, Presley called for his private plane to fly to Denver. The restaurateurs were instructed to come to a hangar at Stapleton International with dozens of their infamous sandwiches. Elvis and entourage washed them all down with Perrier and champagne, and then, having taken care of business without ever stepping off the plane in his blue suede shoes, flew back to Graceland, full of Fool’s Gold.

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