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7 extreme sandwiches you won’t be able to finish

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Whether it was on Man v. Food or on your local diner’s menu, you know you’ve seen some mammoth sandwiches that couldn’t possibly be finished in one sitting. Let’s take a look at some enormous gut-busters that want to burrow into your digestive system, rendering you completely immobile, yet hopelessly in love.

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Where is it?: Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan, New York

What is it?: Katz’s brisket sandwich doesn’t cost $15.95 just because it’s in New York City, and not even because it’s considered one of the best in the world – it’s also because it is massive. The brisket is glistening, tender and smoky, and truly needs nothing besides the bread it is enrobed in to make an extremely hungry guy happy…and the proud owner of some mouth-watering leftovers.

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Where is it?: Panini's Bar & Grill, various locations, Ohio

What is it?: Fresh-baked Italian bread that’s stuffed with hand-cut French fries, cole slaw, tomato, and provolone cheese steak. It’s a meal in a single sandwich.

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Where is it?: R U Hungry "Grease Truck," New Brunswick, New Jersey

What is it?: The original “grease truck,” found in the college town of New Brunswick sells dozens of insanewiches with names like the “Fat Blunt” and the “Fat Cat.” Are you seeing a pattern here? The “Fat Filipino” is cheese steak, gyro meat, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, white sauce, French fries, lettuce and tomato for $6. Try and finish it.

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Where is it?: Calypso Beach Cafe, Panama City Beach, Florida

What is it?: The four pound muffaletta sandwich is stacked with salami, ham, cheese and olive salad on a mufaletta bun. Hi. You just gained four pounds.

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Where is it?: Kenny and Ziggy's Delicatessen, Houston, Texas

What is it?: A six-meat, eight-decker sandwich on rye with corned beef, pastrami, beef salami, turkey, roast beef, tongue and Swiss cheese with cole slaw, Russian dressing and sweet red pepper for a whopping $48. But hey, you can split it between four people. Because there’s no goddamn way you’re finishing it on your own.

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Where is it?: Harold's Famous Deli, Edison, New Jersey

What is it?: A large “New York’s Best” corned beef sandwich will cost $22.45 and feed anywhere from 1-3 people, while its extra large iteration costs $42.95 and feeds 3-5. The meat is juicy and flavorful, is served on your choice of bread and comes with cole slaw – and it’s piled so high that they practically need a medieval jousting lance to keep it upright. So how do people make their own sandwiches in order to share? Two words: bread bar.

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Where is it?: Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que, Kansas City, Kansas

What is it?: The seven-meat Ultimate Destroyer looks like a aircraft carrier. It’s a 12” hoagie bun topped with a half pound of pulled pork and a half pound of sliced pork; two slices of bread; then a half pound of smoked ham with a half pound of smoked turkey; then two more slices of bread; then three half pound smoked hamburgers and a half pound of smoked brisket; then a half pound of smoke sausage topped with another 12” hoagie bun and squirted with house-made BBQ sauce throughout. Its ridiculousness is only outweighed by its deliciousness.

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