He divides the meat into long piles the same length as the toasted sub rolls, which he dresses with mayo and ketchup. American cheese is layered on top of the meat, followed by tomato slices so thin they're nearly transparent. With a scoop of the spatula, he slides the meat onto the bread. Shredded iceberg lettuce finishes it off before it's folded and wrapped in paper. As Sanchez hands me my sandwich, the clerk calls out for three more “chopped with everything.”
East Harlem’s Chopped Cheese Sandwiches Are a Bodega Classic
Hajji’s is part convenience store, part take-out deli, and claims to be the inventor of this popular sandwich.