Celebrating “Mother Mayo”
Duke’s Mayo was started by one of the earliest female entrepreneurs, Eugenia Duke, in 1917, when the US had just entered World War I. Eugenia — and her daughter Martha — began making sandwiches for soldiers stationed at Camp Sevier. In 1919, she sold 10,000+ sandwiches in one day and eventually began supplying her food to local stores and textile mills.
To begin your self-guided tour, print the guide with 20 stops across the Upstate featuring six snacks and 14 entrees where the star of the dish is — you guessed it — Duke’s Mayo (the only correct mayo option, if we’re being honest). Along your mayo mission, there are four bonus historic stops to learn more about the Duke behind Duke’s Mayo.