This long mouth-watering sandwich which South Africans call a gatsby has caused a stir on social media. It is long enough to fit in the boot of a car.

The gatsby is one of Cape Town’s most iconic dishes that consists of hot chips, a protein of your choice (think chicken, steak, fish, and calamari) with all the trimmings, smothered in sauce.

The sandwich is typically large and suitable for sharing by several people. It was accidentally created in 1976 by Rashaad Pandy.

According to Pandy, he accidentally invented the gatsby in the 70s after putting together a few odds and ends comprising a Portuguese roll, hot chips, polony, and atchar to feed a few hungry workers.

Since then, the popular sandwich has evolved into a favourite, particularly among workers and clubgoers, prized for being both budget-friendly and mouth-wateringly delicious.