A Gang Green sandwich from the Morristown Diner: The Jets’ secret weapon in scramble for Williams?

WINNING CATCH? Free agent Mike Williams admires a sandwich from the Morristown diner as he ponders a future with the Jets. Photo: NY Jets


When the Morristown Diner kitchen prepared a DoorDash order for a Taylor Ham, egg and cheese sandwich this week, its staff had no idea the impact they would have on the New York Jets’ 2024 Season.

Unbeknownst to them, Jets superfan @NYJMatt had placed the order after seeing that star wide receiver Mike Williams would be visiting the Jets’ Florham Park facility for potential contract negotiations on Tuesday.

Matt hoped the consummate taste of North Jersey would help sway the free agent Williams to the Gang Green cause. The Jets PR team saw Matt’s tweet about sending the sandwich and jumped on board, making sure it got to Williams and tweeting out a photo of the bag in the offices.

Williams was game to try the local favorite, and video of him enjoying his first bite was widely circulated this week.

When the news came out that Williams, who boasts two 1,000-yard seasons, had signed a one-year pact with the Jets worth up to $15 million, the Diner was flooded with gratitude and requests for the sandwich that sealed the deal.

Although locals are already familiar with the diner, all the attention from the successful sandwich delivery has raised the restaurant’s profile among Jets fans.

Francisco and Pete were busy at the Morristown Diner during Winter Storm Stella. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Owner Pete Rotsides, right, pictured here with Francisco at the Morristown Diner in 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

“We have been getting so many calls and requests for “The Mike Williams” sandwich,” said Peter Rotsides, co-owner of the Morristown Diner.

His partner, Tony Louca, looks forward to properly welcoming Williams to New Jersey and thanking the fan who started it all.

“We would love to have Matt and Mike come in for breakfast once Mike gets settled in with the team,” Louca said.

It remains to be seen whether a Morristown Diner breakfast sandwich will be the good luck charm the Jets need for a successful season, but it certainly can’t hurt. As it stands now, the story of the sandwich, which is listed on the menu at $8.50, has paid off for the Jets organization, generating an estimated $950,000 in free social media publicity — that’s a lot of Taylor Ham.

Perhaps breakfast from the Morristown Diner will become a good luck tradition for the Jets when they play at home?

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  1. Pleased to hear JETS like the Morristown area and the many food choices available in Town. BUT the delivery driver mayhem caused by numerous drivers parking illegally to pick up food particularly at the Diner is ridiculous. Add delivery trucks unnecessarily blocking the access lane and the situation is dangerous for pedestrians and inconvenient for drivers accessing Lot 10J and the businesses in the adjacent retail center. New tenants are moving to the area across from M Station. I would think Mtown would cooperate to make lot accessible and accommodate traffic flow. I have reached out for several years to Police Dept, Parking Authority and Partnership-all agree it’s a problem yet NOTHING is ever done to correct problem. The permit rate went from $50 to $70 pm and lot 10J is ALWAYS littered with trash. Many of the food delivery drivers park in lot without and don’t pay yet don’t get ticketed. Expect more of the same-sad.