NY restaurant turns presidential candidates into sandwich options

ROME, NY (NBC) — A restaurant in New York has turned the presidential race into what might be called a food fight.

Ballister’s Bistro in Rome, NY is offering four meals representing the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Green Party presidential candidates.

For the Republican’s Donald Trump, the sandwich is filled with bologna, ham, cheese, and orange-hued apricot mustard.

The Democrat Hillary Clinton’s sandwich is turkey, swiss, and blue cheese dressing – which the owner calls an “acquired taste.”

Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson’s sandwich is just any sandwich, but each customer can decide for themselves what to top it with, and the sales tax is on the house.

For the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the sandwich is actually a salad served in a container that’s environmentally friendly.

Owner Dan Ballister is having fun with his meals while hoping his customers give the race some serious thought.

“I think people should really look at them and make a serious decision about this,” he said. “It shouldn’t be about who you would sit down and have a beer with, it should be who do you think is going to do the best job.”

Ballister says he will donate $20.16 to the candidate whose meal is ordered the most by Oct. 31. Hillary Clinton has the early lead so far.