In a shocker, the Portland sandwich shop Big-Ass Sandwiches, whose massive creations have received considerable national press, closed over the weekend. The news first came on the morning of Sunday, May 29, in the form of a Tweet by Big-Ass Sandwiches that read, "Today is our last day open. Carpe Diem. Thank you all for an amazing ride."
Husband-and-wife team Brian and Lisa Wood tell Eater they decided to close Big-Ass Sandwiches after the business didn't reach its goals. Currently, they are not ready to announce plans for the future.
Big-Ass Sandwiches started as a food cart in 2009, before opening as a brick and mortar a little under a year ago. Among its many missed behemoths are the Pork Hammer Well, a sandwich involving a quarter pound each of ham, bacon, and sausage, all topped with cole slaw and french fries; comedian Brian Posehn's signature Big-Ass sandwich, Posehn's Vulgar Display of Porkage; and the famous starch-on-starch lovechild, the Adam Richman-touted Roast Beef.