Maxwell Street Polish in Chicago Illinois
Maxwell Street Polish Creators of the Polish Sausage Sandwich
Maxwell Street Polish is well know to be the home of the polish sausage sandwich.
Opening in the 1930s and still open to this day. The inventor of the polish sausage sandwich was, Jimmy Stefanovic.
Jimmy was a European immigrant from Macedonia. When he first came to America he started working a hot dog stand that was owned by his aunt and uncle at the corner of Maxwell and Halsted Streets in Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy worked hard and bought the hot dot stand from his aunt and uncle and named it “Jimmy’s Originals”. Then he made that hot dog stand “Infamous”.
Jimmy’s polish sausage sandwich quickly became know as Chicago favorite local sandwich. Local restaurants around the city started to serve the sandwich because of it’s popularity and then the world.
Jim’s Original and Maxwell Street Polish sat side by side for decades at corner of Halsted and Maxwell streets then closed for a short time and had to relocate due to city development. Now there are location around the city.