The search for the best sandwich in Grand Rapids is on! The annual Grandwich competition is back for the fifth year and will run through July 31.

Grand Rapids restaurants, delis, cafes, bakeries and others were invited to create their version of the Grandwich, a sandwich for Grand Rapids. Participating restaurants will feature their Grandwich entry through July 31.

The competition began today. Anyone may vote for their favorite sandwiches through July 24. The top ten sandwiches will be announced on Monday, July 27.

On July 30, a panel of five judges will visit each of the ten finalists. The winner will be announced on July 31.

Over 50 restaurants have participated in the competition since it began in 2011.

This year's participants are:

  • Bagger Daves
  • Bar Divani
  • Blue Dog
  • Bulls Head Tavern
  • Cherry Deli
  • CitySen Lounge
  • Fish Lads of Grand Rapids
  • Flanagan's Irish Pub
  • Founders Brewing Co.
  • Garage Bar and Grill
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • Grand Woods Lounge
  • HopCat
  • J. Gardella's
  • McFadden's
  • Peppino's
  • Raad's Mediterranean Grill
  • Rockwell
  • San Chez Bistro
  • Sip Organic Juice Bar
  • Stella's Lounge
  • Tavern on the Square
  • The BOB - Bobarino's
  • The Cheshire Grill
  • The Cottage Bar
  • Vault Catering & Events

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