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It’s hot, but that didn’t keep them away from Volcano’s sausage sandwich sale

It was hot and humid, but the public came out in droves for Volcano Pizza's annual grilled sausage sandwich sale.


Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 17, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.

ELKHART — Neither heat nor humidity kept them at bay.

The heat-warding umbrellas came out and the public gathered in the parking lot of Easy Shopping Place off East Jackson Boulevard Wednesday, June 17, for Volcano Pizza’s annual Sausage Sandwich Days sale. Late in the morning, the temperature hovering in the mid-80s, some had already been there for around 40 minutes, like Scott Miller. More recent arrivals faced waits of perhaps an hour in the long snaking line.

“The bun’s good, the sausage is good,” said Miller, who planned to buy 10 sandwiches. It’s well worth it, he said, though shorts may have been a better wardrobe choice than long pants given the heat.

“The charcoal grill, the grill flavor,” said Beth Shreve, waiting further back in line from Miller, alluding to the appeal of the event. Retiree Sue Price, toting a big umbrella and standing beside Shreve, called the sandwiches “a treat.”

The sale is an annual tradition for Volcano Pizza, which has a location in the Easy Shopping Place, and it continues in the strip mall’s parking lot on Thursday, with a scheduled 10 a.m. start.

“This is even crazier than last year,” said Volcano Pizza owner Fritz Campanello, turning sausage patties on a hot grill as he spoke. He said the line Wednesday had already started to form as of around 9 a.m. and sales started shortly thereafter, even though the event was set to start at 10 a.m.

Campanello expects to sell thousands of sandwiches — without giving a precise number — and said the main limitation is the number of buns Volcano Pizza’s ovens are able to produce. As such, he asked for understanding from those who may wait in line only to find the sandwiches sold out before their turn comes up.

“That’s my limitation. It’s not like I do it on purpose,” he said.



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