(Indianapolis, IN) - The Indiana State Legislature is expected to have something not so serious to chew on during this year’s session, which begins on Monday.
After unveiling his 2023 Next Level Agenda this week, Gov. Eric Holcomb said a bill will be introduced to designate the breaded pork tenderloin as Indiana’s official state sandwich.
“We’re going to settle the question once and for all about what is the official state sandwich of Indiana. I will not let that get away from us,” Holcomb said.
Jeanette Merritt with the Indiana Pork Producers Association said the designation will benefit not only Indiana’s pork producers, but the numerous restaurants throughout the state that offer breaded tenderloins.
According to USDA, Indiana ranks 5th in the nation for pork production with about 3,000 hog producers.