Most of my life, I had no idea that pepperoni rolls were just a West Virginia item. I assumed they were everywhere. Why would they be? They are delicious!
In case you are not familiar with them, they are pepperoni (and often cheese) baked inside of a soft yeast bread dough. They do not require refrigeration and are great in the lunch box.
In fact, they apparently started as a lunch item for miners who came from Italy to West Virginia. These immigrants mainly worked in the Northern and Central parts of the state.