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Parkway Bakery’s Thanksgiving Poor Boy includes a good cause with all the fixin’s

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger

Parkway’s Thanksgiving Poor Boy (Tammie Quintana Photography)

It’s turkey time, and Parkway Bakery wants you to gobble up their famed Thanksgiving Poor Boy for a good cause.

This year, Parkway Bakery is once again teaming up with the Al Copeland Foundation to raise money for cancer research. The favorite Thanksgiving Poor Boy is available every Wednesday in November, and proceeds will go to the organization.

The tasty sandwich is piled high with freshly sliced roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce as part of Parkway’s annual #IDidItForTheTurkey fundraiser.

Those interested in skipping the line for a good cause can purchase a $100 “Skip the Line” ticket to be used between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on any Wednesday in November. The ticket includes the sandwich plus one order of sweet potato fries, one Parkway drink cup, one Faubourg seasonal beer and skip-the-line privileges.

Those who don’t want to spend $100 on a poor-boy meal can get just the sandwich, with a side of holiday giving, for $20.

Anyone who snags one of the sandwiches is also encouraged to take a selfie while enjoying the poor boy and tag the photo on social media using the hashtag #IDidItForTheTurkey.

The return of the Thanksgiving Poor Boy is a return to some normalcy for Parkway Bakery. Last year, rather than put customers at risk for Covid-19, the restaurant offered “do it yourself” kits for their Thanksgiving Poor Boy. The kits came with all of the fixings to build the poor boy at home.

The seasonal poor boys came back on Wednesday (Nov. 3) and will be available all day on Nov. 10, 17 and 24.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave.
Instagram: @parkwaypoorboys
Facebook: @parkwaypoorboys
Twitter: @parkwaypoorboys
Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Reporter Marielle Songy can be reached at

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