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Welcome to John’s Sandwich Shop

Home of the original Pork Chop sandwich – our specialty – a crispy, tender and lean pork sirloin sandwich. We also offer a wide variety of items to please every appetite at two locations in Butte, Montana.

John’s Pork Chop sandwich was founded in 1924 by the original Pork Chop John, John Burklund, who sold his Pork Chop sandwiches from the back of a wagon located on the corner of Mercury and Main Street in Uptown Butte. Burklund moved his business into 8 W. Mercury Street in 1932. Our flagship restaurant and headquarters continues to operate out of the same location today, with a counter, 10 stools and a walk up window.

John’s Original Sandwich Shop was recently featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network’s Cooking Channel, voted “The Best Sandwich in Montana” by The Daily Meal on and highlighted as “Montana’s Best Sandwich” in USA Today Eats.

Pork Chop John’s has been owned and operated by the Orizotti Family since 1969. Proudly serving the Mining City, we have been a favorite of tourists and locals for nearly a century.