Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Onward Reviews: THON’s House Of Hoagies

THON is always looking for ways to spice up the food at the BJC: Ask anyone who tried the banana Nutella-stuffed pretzel last year. We’ve seen the House of Hoagies in the BJC a few times, but never during the wee hours of THON.

House of Hoagies is an option for THON spectators to get their sandwich fix during the long haul in the BJC. The stand features the following toppings to fill the McLanahan’s-shaped emptiness in your stomach:

  • Ham or Turkey
  • Cooper Sharp Cheese or Provolone
  • Mayo, Mustard, Oil, and Vinegar
  • Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Banana Peppers, Pickles

The hoagie checks in at $8, which is a steep but expected cost of any THON food. Dietz & Watson are the masterminds behind the meal, which includes a free bag of potato chips.

We sent two of our hungry staffers try the hoagies. While they hit the spot for two boys from eastern PA in the middle of THON, they were mostly overrated and overpriced for what you paid for:

Tim Reams: Ham and Cooper Sharp

I hail from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. This affords few benefits, but being a hoagie snob is one of them. Hoagies are about the quality of the ingredients and the construction of a delicious sandwich.

While Dietz & Watson’s House of Hoagies doesn’t completely miss the mark, it ultimately falls short for me despite the spot it hit compared to the other selections in the BJC. For a steep $8, the hoagie is rather skimpy with only a few slices of lunch meat and cheese on a 6-inch roll. While this won’t necessarily make or break the overall hoagie experience, it’s disheartening because the quality of the ingredients was definitely favorable.

The most critical aspect of any hoagie however rests on the quality of the hoagie roll. Let me preface this by saying that the rolls at House of Hoagies were not the worst I have ever encountered, but these hoagie rolls really missed the mark for me and left much to be desired: a bad bun can ruin an entire hoagie experience.

The whole experiences gets a 5/10 for me, but what more can you ask for in the middle of the night at THON?

Matt Paolizzi: Turkey and Provolone

The hoagies were, well, what you would expect from hoagies at THON. I wasn’t blown away, nor was I repulsed. They were just your basic hoagies. I got something basic: turkey, provolone, mustard, oregano, and lettuce. Everything was fine, and to be honest, it all really tasted good. The rolls were good quality and I was surprisingly impressed by them. Everything else was run-of-the-mill. The worst thing about these hoagies were the price. THON food prices are always wallet-busters, but $8 for a six-inch hoagies and tiny bag of chips is a little much. In review: decent hoagies, horrible prices. If you really want them though, I won’t blame you. I may go back for another out of pure desperation.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Tim Reams

Tim Reams is a senior majoring in labor employment relations.

White Defeats Blue 27-0 In 2024 Blue-White Game

Freshman running back Quinton Martin Jr. had two touchdowns en route to a White 27-0 blowout win.

Penn State Softball Takes Two Of Three Against Michigan State

Head coach Clarisa Crowell earned her 100th win at Penn State in game two.

Penn State Football Quarterback Drew Allar Displays Offensive Chemistry In Blue-White Game

Allar threw to eight different receivers on Saturday afternoon.

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Tim

Gather Ye Rosebuds, Dance, Jive, and Have The Time of Your Life While Ye May: Tim Reams’ Senior Column

“I’ve experienced love, loss, friendship, and found my true self through Onward State, and for that, I am forever thankful to have had the opportunity to connect with countless incredible people who provided me with the chance to learn, laugh, and grow into the person I’ve become today.”

Red Hotts Bring ’80s And 2000s Hits For Early Morning THON Energy

[Photo Story] The Best Shirts Of THON 2019