That's a good looking sandwich. I'd sure try it, but I'm not on that side of the state any more. You probably know, that besides the cookies and the Speed Queen and Ripon being the "Birthplace of the Republican Party," that their other claim to fame is that Harrison Ford went to college there.
If you get over in that area again, in the summertime, please try Ardy's & Ed's Drive-in in Oshkosh, old time stuff since 1948, and really good. I'm especially partial to their "ho-made barbecue" which isn't barbecue at all, but just a midwestern style sloppy joe. But it's big and REALLY good. I would love to duplicate that flavor, but don't have a clue how. Open the bun and see how the lovely grease goes into it. My standard lunch order when working around there was two barbecues, fries with tartar, and a tall root beer. I sure miss them.
So...if you DO get to Oshkosh, you really don't want to miss Hughes Chocolates, which is just a few blocks north of the drive-in on Doty Street. It it a very unusual chocolate shop, located in the basement of a house, in a residential neighborhood. As you drive up Doty, you would never know there was a business there (their only sign is a small one in a window), but you know something is going on because of all the cars there. You walk down the stairs into this tiny little and incredibly clean shop in the basement, and place your order at the counter, and you are IN the factory, with the stacks of sugar piled up right next to you, and the working girls and buys squeezing by you smiling and saying "excuse me" as they carry trays of beautiful things like caramels and nougats waiting to have the chocolate applied.
At Christmas time, their customer line is from the counter, up the stairs, out the door, all the way down the driveway, and then down the sidewalk. Bu the wait is worth it.
But they are only open for three seasons, not in summer, so it's got to be the right time of year to hit both Ardys and Hughes.
I was glad to hear you liked Tom's. I always thought they were a few steps up from the usuals, and a couple burgers from the drive-thru was always handy for a fast moving lunch.