Time passed… and in the spring of 2011, ESPN Sports called Jethro’s to inform him that THE ADAM EMMENECKER CHALLENGE had been nominated as the ‘ National Fanwich of the Year’. Jethro’s had been asked to compete with over 100 other sandwiches from around the nation, in a contest to determine the best and most famous sports sandwich in the country. The Tiger Woods, the Lebron James, the Bo Jackson, the Zach Johnson, the Jim Rome and the Ben Roethlisburger were all in the competition. THE ADAM EMMENECKER jumped into the lead after the first week of voting and never looked back. Jethro’s was leading the Nation in voting and making headlines throughout the Midwest. Jethro’s was enjoying 1,000 vote lead in the contest with three days left in the voting and then it happened! The restaurant and sandwich named after San Fransisco Giant pitcher, no hit throwing wonder, Matt Cain offered their customers two free sandwiches for every one sandwich they purchased, only if they brought along two friends and all voted. In the final three days, Jethro’s lost his 1,000 vote lead and ended as the ‘National Fanwich Runner Up’, losing by 1,000 votes.