Elvis Presley Flew to Denver to Have the Ultimate Version of His Classic Sandwich

by Joe Rutland

Elvis Presley did have an appetite for many things. One night, he decided to take a jet flight to Denver and pick up his favorite sandwich.

Well, when you are the “King Of Rock And Roll” and you have a private jet, then you can do this. Presley loved the “Fool’s Gold Loaf,” a sandwich with one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and one pound of bacon. All of this goes into one warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread.

As far as we know, Elvis Presley decided to take his private jet the “Lisa Marie,” named after his daughter, to Denver, Colo., for this sandwich. The “Fool’s Gold Loaf” was prepared by Cindy and Buck Scott, owners of the Colorado Mine Company restaurant.

Chef Nick Andurlakis has said he helped create the sandwich while working at the restaurant. He said that he personally delivered 30 Fool’s Gold Loaf sandwiches to Presley and his traveling party on Feb. 1, 1976.

Elvis Presley Takes Denver Visitors On Night Flight

It seems Presley was at Graceland, his home in Memphis, Tenn., having dinner and drinks with Capt. Jerry Kennedy of the Denver police force and Ron Pietrafeso of Colorado’s Strike Force Against Crime.

A discussion of the “Fool’s Gold Loaf” started happening and Presley said he wanted one right then and there. Apparently, Elvis Presley had made a pit stop at the Colorado Mine Company when he was in Denver one time.

Presley’s visitors from Denver knew the restaurant owners, so what do you do if you’re hungry and you are Elvis?

Simply put, get in your private jet and take a two-hour flight to Stapleton International Airport in Denver from Memphis. They did just that, taxing into a private hangar.

Restaurant Owners Made Sure To Feed Presley, Company

The Scotts were waiting for “The King” when he arrived at 1:40 a.m. Denver time.

They gave him sandwiches and Presley, his visitors, and even his pilots spent time eating and reportedly drinking Perrier and champagne to wash it all down. Everyone finished up their food, the pilots returned to the cockpit, and flew Presley back to Memphis.

Now wouldn’t you do the same thing if you had a private jet, had a hunger pain for your favorite sandwich, and wanted one right now?

All Elvis Presley was doing is handling his business. If you’ve seen pictures of the “Lisa Marie,” then you’ll notice the letters “TCB” painted on the jet’s tail. The letters translate into “Takin’ care of business.”

For a poor boy from Tupelo, Miss., Presley gathered all the toys that wealth could buy. He also gave away a lot to people in his lifetime.