Was a courthouse sandwich shop employee trying to make a statement?
The cafeteria in the basement of the Dirksen Federal Building, where the Blagojevich case is being held, briefly offered a sandwich special called “The Innocent aka Blago” sandwich Thursday. The offering was first reported by Chicago News Cooperative's Dan Libit.
“It was done without authorization from creativity or management by an employee who thought it would be funny,” said Jeffrey Chang, manager of the courthouse cafe. “As soon as we found out, we took it down.”
For the record, "The Innocent" was a turkey, cheese, mayo, avocado and spinach combination sandwich, which was priced at $5.45. The cafe also offered a “Patty" Melt for $5.59.
Blagojevich said he tried the sandwich at lunch.
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"The most honest, accurate, and truthful sandwich I ever had --- with a little avocado," Blagojevich said.