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Hamilton Co. restaurants join the Tenderloin Trail, offer specials on Indiana's favorite sandwich

Hamilton County restaurants will be offering special deals on pork tenderloin sandwiches through July 25.

Hamilton Co., Ind. (WTHR) - In 1908, the tenderloin sandwich was introduced to Indiana when Nick Freienstein added a pork tenderloin sandwich to the menu at Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana.

But to heck with history lessons! When do we eat?!

The unofficial sandwich of Indiana is being featured at 50 restaurants in Hamilton County throughout the month of July as part of "Tenderloin Tuesdays." If you feel the need to hit the "Tenderloin Trail," nearly 30 of those restaurants are featuring special deals on their tenderloin sandwiches.

You can get them breaded or grilled. But really, who are we kidding? Breaded is the way to go! Want proof? The Indiana Breaded Pork Tenderloin Facebook page (yes, that’s a thing) has more than 2,000 people liking it.

Did you know there are several different ways to eat a tenderloin sandwich. The "Double Stacker" method seems to be the most popular. That’s when you cut that huge piece of tenderloin in half, stack it on top of itself and enjoy. You can be an "Edger," which means you tackle the edge of the tenderloin outside the bun first. "Go Getters" just dive right in. For visual assistance, check out this video.

For a complete list of all the restaurants in Hamilton County taking part in “Tenderloin Tuesdays,” click here.