Sandwich shop joke takes unexpected turn when Liam Neeson makes surprise visit

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Have you ever wanted to meet actor Liam Neeson? Well, here’s an idea: just offer the Hollywood heavyweight free food!

Yep, it turns out that even Oscar nominees can’t pass up the lure of a free sandwich.

Sign Attracts Liam Neeson

Neeson, who is in Vancouver, Canada, shooting a movie called “Hard Powder,” made an unexpected visit to local eatery Big Star Sandwich Company. The sandwich shop is a beloved chain in Canada, and the New Westminster location’s staff had a funny idea. As a nod to Neeson filming nearby, they put up a sign in front of their store that stated, “Liam Neeson Eats Here For Free.”

And… it actually worked! Neeson showed up.

Much to their surprise, Neeson dropped by unannounced. The affable actor humorously demanded, “Where’s my free sandwich?” and then took pictures with the staff. However, he didn’t sit down to dine. As the sandwich shop noted via Twitter, he didn’t have time.

But that didn’t stop the sandwich shop from naming a sandwich after its new famous friend.

Sounds pretty yummy!

And, of course, everyone on Twitter is making “Taken”-inspired jokes:

In all seriousness, it was awesome of Neeson to show up and support a local business.

The Irish star is known for his sense of humor and camaraderie with movie-goers. He recently made headlines for pranking “Star Wars” fans by telling them that he was going to star in a movie about Jar Jar Binks (one of the most hated characters in the “Star Wars” canon). Neeson pretended that the spin-off would explore Jar Jar’s storyline and how he went to the dark side, which is the last thing dedicated “Star Wars” fans would want!

Of course, Neeson was just joking. But it still gave some fans pause!

You’ve got to love a down-to-earth celebrity who is not afraid to joke around with his fans, especially when delicious sandwiches are involved.

h/t: Telegraph

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