301 North 291 Highway, Independence
Richard Cash, owner of the popular Little Richard's Family Restaurant, says his home-style diner is famous for homemade pies, big ol' breakfast platters, and the biggest fried-pork-tenderloin sandwich in Independence. In fact, it's the biggest in the metro — maybe even in the world. It takes a big appetite and a lot of self-confidence to order this 6-pound monster. If you order it and eat every single bite, Cash will pay you $50. If you order it and at least make a game attempt, you pay him $20. If you order the sandwich to take home (where it can easily feed a family of four), it costs $30 but includes an order of steak fries. Cash is still waiting for a winner to the challenge. "The only one who has come even reasonably close," he says, "was a 14-year-old girl."