Four Generations Maintain Pig Ear Sandwich Business

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Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The founder of a popular restaurant responsible for one of the most unusual sandwiches built his business on an ingredient others were throwing away.

Back in the 1930’s Juan Mora, also known as ‘Big John’, owned a tamale cart that he pushed up and down Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mora sold tamales at 12¢ a piece until he eventually saved enough to buy a restaurant he would later name the Big Apple Inn.

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