Tenderloin Tuesdays™ are Back

Hamilton County celebrates the 15th anniversary of the iconic breaded pork tenderloin sandwich during Tenderloin Tuesdays™. Back by popular demand, restaurants along the Original Tenderloin Trail™ are offering discounts each Tuesday, June 25 – July 30. 

Sign up for the Tenderloin Trail Pass, a mobile-exclusive passport program. Customers must have a smartphone in order to redeem the offers at participating restaurants. Enter your name and email address and a link to the mobile passport will be texted to you. Save it to your smartphone home screen or bookmark the link for easy access. When you visit a participating restaurant, simply present your phone to a staff member to redeem the available discount.

Participants will be automatically eligible to receive a Tenderloin Tuesday t-shirt after they check in at four of the participating locations, while supplies last.

Download your passport and visit TenderloinTrail.com.

Tenderloin FAQs

What is a tenderloin sandwich?
When someone refers to a tenderloin anywhere in Indiana, they’re probably talking about the pork cutlet served on a bun – but go anywhere else and clarification will be needed. Pork tenderloin is pounded thin with a mallet and then hand-breaded, fried and served in jaw-dropping proportion to a toasted bun.

What goes on a typical tenderloin?
Typical toppings include mayonnaise, ketchup and onions. Often, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and mustard are added. As for sides, most are served with chips, onion rings or French fries. Take it from us, the chive fries at Dooley O’Tooles are out of this world.

How do you eat a tenderloin?
Devouring the tenderloin is an art all its own. While there’s no wrong way to tackle a tenderloin, you can stack it, edge it, half it or just dig in. Make sure you have extra napkins on hand, because things might get messy.

Are there different varieties of tenderloins?
While the tried-and-true version is hand-breaded and fried, you can go the “healthy” route and order a grilled tenderloin. Local restaurants offer different spins, like the Upland Brewing Co. seitan tenderloin, Rosie’s Place pork tenderloin eggs benedict and Woodys Library Restaurant kettle-chip encrusted or blackened version.

Are tenderloins always as big as my face?
Don’t be alarmed if you can’t see the plate, and if it seems the bun is far too small for the size-of-your-face tenderloin. This is normal. For those with smaller appetites, check out Dooley O’Tooles mini option.

Why is Indiana so famous for tenderloins?
As legend has it, Nick Freienstein added a pork tenderloin sandwich to the menu at Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana in 1908 and started it all. Breaded in cracker crumbs and soaked in buttermilk, his recipe is still popular today. Restaurants all over Indiana have their own varieties of the famous sandwich, including more than 50 eateries right here along the famed Tenderloin Trail™ in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Check out TenderloinTrail.com for more information.

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