Parkway’s popular monster Thanksgiving po-boy returns Nov. 6

Parkway's Thanksgiving po-boy draws in the crowds every November.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern gears up to draw in the crowds as its popular Thanksgiving po-boy returns on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Photo courtesy: Parkway

Parkway’s iconic Thanksgiving po-boy includes turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce topped on french bread. We went behind-the-scenes in the kitchen to see how it’s done. Watch the video above to learn more about it.

The special holiday menu item, usually served on Wednesdays in November, draws in serious crowds. We’re talking a line down the block kind of frenzy. This year, the special sandwich will be served on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Since manager Justin Kennedy launched the sandwich in 2007, the famous sandwich has attracted a cult following. Parkway Bakery & Tavern in New Orleans already has its own passionate following thanks to the restaurant’s hearty, delicious “poor boys.”

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Photo courtesy: Parkway via Facebook

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This year, Port Orleans Brewing Co. partners with Parkway to debut an exclusive, limited-edition beer called Friendsgiving Saison. The brew is a cranberry orange saison, and it will be served throughout November at Parkway until it runs out. Proceeds of $1 per can goes to the Al Copeland Foundation to support cancer research.

Parkway Bakery also teams up with the Al Copeland Foundation to allow some diners to skip the line for their popular Thanksgiving Poboy for a good cause. The neighborhood po-boy shop will say thanks to diners who make a $50 donation to the Al Copeland Foundation for the charitable campaign #IDidItForTheTurkey.

The contribution gets you a monster Thanksgiving po-boy, an order of sweet potato fries, one drink and the privilege to skip the line (which stretches down the block).

Parkway and Port Orleans hosted a pop-up charity event in October to celebrate the launch of the annual #IDidItForTheTurkey campaign.

For more information, visit Parkway’s Facebook page and the Al Copeland Foundation website.