November 3- National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day

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Facts on Sandwiches

  • The most popular sandwich is the plain, ordinary ham sandwich
  • The first recorded use of the word ‘Sandwich’ (with a capital S), was in 1762 by Edward Gibbon writing of the Beef Steak Club in London.
  • The sandwich is named after John Montagu (1718-92), the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who started a craze for eating beef between two slices of toast.
  • The Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) were also named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich in 1778.
  • Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day