Romney Orders 'Sub' in Hoagie Country

Staff Writer
He found himself in Philadelphia ordering a 'sub'
Mitt Romney
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Mitt Romney

Add this to the list of presidential/political food blunders: While campaigning in the heart of hoagie country, Philadelphia, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney went to a Wawa and asked for a "sub."

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Romney ordered a meatball hoagie with pickles and sweet peppers — he asked for a 'sub' but quickly switched to the regionally correct name."

Grub Street notes that even though Romney did correct himself, his order was even a mistake. Instead of asking for a specialty Wawa hoagie, he asked for a standard meatball hoagie with pickles and sweet peppers, which just didn't cut it. Whoops!

This isn't the first time Romney has made a culinary blunder; he has inadvertently insulted a local bakery by suggesting their cookies were from 7-Eleven, not to mention saying that sending hecklers to Obama speeches is fine, that "sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."

Check out more presidential food blunders in our slideshow.