6. When Ike's first opened, there were 46 sandwiches on the menu
26 with meat, 10 veggie, and 10 breakfast sandwiches (which, for the first three months, were the most popular items). And yet still, Ike seriously thought maybe 46 sandwiches wasn’t enough.
Basically, if a sandwich has ever been on a menu and Ike's can still make it (meaning it doesn’t require a special sauce that isn't currently being made), Ike's will do just that. Which means there are currently more than 400 "secret" sandwich options.
8. Ike went out with 97 women the year Ike's Place opened
All while working on a book about how to get a girl to pay for the first date. What? All of his money was in Ike’s and he still wanted to eat good food. And, you know, meet women. Unfortunately, his goal was 100 women and he fell short by three measly dates.
9. Unrelated (?), the most popular sandwich in SF is the Ménage a Trois
BBQ, cheddar, halal chicken, honey mustard, pepper jack, real honey, Swiss. A close second is the Matt Cain (Godfather sauce, provolone, roast beef, salami, turkey). And in third place is the $26.62 Kryptonite (avocado, bacon, beer-battered onion rings, EXTRA pepper jack, ham, mozzarella sticks, pastrami, pesto, roast beef, salami, stuffed-jalapeño poppers, turkey) “but only,” Ike says, "because it was on TV."
10. Truthfully, Ike doesn't actually recommend the Kryptonite
“If someone comes in and wants it, I tell them to buy two other sandwiches; it’ll be cheaper and taste better."