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Bologna sandwich
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A typical bologna sandwich with lettuce and condiments
Alternative names Bologna sandwich
Type Sandwich
Place of origin United States
Region or state Northeastern
Main ingredients Sliced white bread, bologna sausage, condiments

The bologna sandwich is a sandwich common in the United States and Canada. Also spelled baloney sandwich, it is traditionally made from sliced bologna between slices of white bread, along with various condiments, such as mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. In the U.S., the bologna sandwich is a regional specialty in the East, Midwest, Appalachia, and the South. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it is called a "jumbo sammich". In Knoxville, Tennessee, the sandwich is referred to in local slang as a "Lonsdale ham" sandwich, after the less-affluent neighborhood of Lonsdale.


Many variations exist, including frying the meat first and adding various garnishes such as cheese slices, pickles, tomatoes, and onions.


The sandwich is served at lunch counters of small, family-run markets that surround the Great Smoky Mountains, and fried bologna sandwiches can be found on restaurant menus in many places in the South. The fried version is likewise sometimes sold at concession stands in stadiums, like those of the Cincinnati Reds.

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