Make sure you share today with a sandwich you love!
Today, November 3rd, is National Sandwich Day. It also happens to be the birth date of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Supposedly, he wanted to eat his meal with one hand during a 24-hour gambling event, so he instructed his servants to serve him his lunchmeat between two slices of bread. Thanks to his multi tasking desires, we know have our beloved lunchtime treat.
- The average American will have consumed 1,500 PB&Js by the time they graduate high school.
- The most people making sandwiches simultaneously is 607 and was achieved by British Sandwich Association (UK), in Manchester, UK, on May 14, 2013.
- The world’s largest sandwich weighed 5,440 pounds.
- The most expensive sandwich ever sold was a grilled toast sandwich that seemed to have an image of the Virgin Mary on it. It sold for $28,000 in 2004.
- Depending on the region, hero sandwiches have been called many other names, including hoagie, grinder, and sub. The latter comes from Benedetto Capaldo’s Italian deli in New London, Conn., during World War II. The deli received an order from the nearby US Naval submarine base for 500 hero sandwiches. From that day forward any time a customer ordered a hero sandwich the employees at the deli called it a “sub.”
- Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day – an amazing statistic since there are slightly more than 300 million Americans.
- The most popular sandwich in America is the standard ham sandwich (ham, cheese, and mustard or mayonnaise), followed by the BLT.
source: Wikipedia and punchbowl.com