Sam's Super Samwiches

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Sam Graphos outside Sam's Super Samwiches

Sam's Super Samwiches (sometimes erroneously called Sam's Super Sandwiches) was a former Sneaky Pete's location at 2812 18th Street South in downtown Homewood that was converted by Pete's brother Sam Graphos to a short-order sandwich shop when he took it over in 1974.

The menu featured hamburgers and grilled sandwiches as well as hot dogs, all prepared to order. For seating, there were only a few barstools lined up along a narrow counter on the wall opposite the galley kitchen.

In 2018 Birmingham News food columnist Bob Carlton included Sam's Super Samwiches in his inaugural "Birmingham Restaurant Hall of Fame".

Graphos died on October 5, 2021. His family continued to operate the business, but were forced to find another location after losing their lease. Sam's Super Samwiches reopened at SoHo Square in February 2022.

References

  • Michael, Brooke (August 10, 2006) "Super scene: Sam's sandwich shop is a no-frills landmark." Birmingham Weekly.
  • Stewart, Virginia (September 2, 2001) "Graphos brothers put hot dogs on local map." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Carlton, Bob (October 19, 2018) "Birmingham Restaurant Hall of Fame." The Birmingham News
  • Taylor, Drew (October 4, 2021) "Sam Graphos, longtime owner of Sam’s Super Samwiches in Homewood, in hospice care." CBS42.com
  • Taylor, Drew (November 3, 2021) "Sam’s Super Samwiches in Homewood looking for new home after family says lease wasn’t renewed." CBS42.com
  • Taylor, Drew (November 4, 2021) "Landlord: ‘There had been safety issues’ at Sam’s Super Samwiches for years before they left Homewood spot." CBS42.com
  • Colurso, Mary (December 7, 2021) "Sam’s Super Samwiches, iconic hot dog joint in Alabama, announces new location." The Birmingham News